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Nipple Breast Cancer
~10% of the time: Bloody nipple discharge is usually secondary to a benign tumor or chronic inflammation within the duct, with breast cancer a distant third. Any woman with bloody discharge requires breast evaluation, which will include a diagnostic mammogram+/-ultrasound, physical examination, and nipple aspiration cytology. If the results remain equivocal, a surgical biopsy (terminal duct excision) may be done. ...Read more
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Likely normal: Most changes, such as this, in a 12 yo would be developmental, and will likely resolve w time. ...Read more
Clear discharge & sometimes inverted only left nipple...Breast cancer? Just turned 20 & don't think im pregnant
Probably not!: Clear discharge is common, and if your nipple is only inverted some of the time, that's probably just how you are built. However, anything unusual that occurs only in one breast is worth getting checked. There is a myth that women your age don't get breast cancer. It's less common, but it does happen. See a doctor for a breast exam as a first step. ...Read more
No: Breast tissue is susceptible to injury as any tissue in the body is if there is sufficient trauma. This can manifest with similar symptoms to breast cancer on occasion (lumps, pain, bruising, etc). However, pressing on the breast and nipple-sucking (even if traumatic) does not cause breast cancer. ...Read more
Yes. But: If the nipple was always inverted, no connection. It is the normally everted nipple that converts to inverted that raises the red lantern of worry. Many cancers arise in dense tissue, and as it grows it draws the nipple inward. Imaging stil needed to identify the source and bipsy the kind of treatment needed. ...Read more
Rule out cancer: If the crusted inverted scabbed nipple is something new then it is important to rule out breast cancer unless you have had an inverted nipple since pubertal growth of the breast. ...Read more
27 yo male, 5mm lump under left nipple. A more mobile and smaller lump right nipple. No breast cancer family history. Protein supplements daily.
Seek healthcare: This is probably nothing, but a healthcare provider should examine. ...Read more
No: There is no association between breast/nipple trauma and the development of breast cancer. ...Read more
Is nipple pinching causing breast cancer? Friends like to pinch mine so hard until it kind of swollen. Male 19.
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No: Men should be examining their breast eery month like women. Breast cancer while rare in men, does occur. ...Read more
Probably not: M: most lumps in the breast are actually not cancerous, but I definitely advise that you call this to your doctor's attention so that appropriate testing can be done. You will need at least a sonogram and mammogram to check out the lump areas. If you have many lumps, that is also a good sign that it is likely not cancer. ...Read more
I've found lump in left breast hard not completly round and lumps under my arm also have discharge in nipple. Chances this is breast cancer?
Can't provide you: With a statistical response. But would encourage you to have this medically evaluated promptly. ...Read more
Are dark blue veins near the nipples a sign of breast cancer? Period due this week anytime and diagnosed with fibrocystic breasts
The best place to: Start for either of these conditions is with a medical evaluation. ...Read more
Possibly: Most patients with breast cancer will have either no symptoms or a lump in the breast. The cancer can cause some architectural distortion of the breast, though, which can cause some changes in the nipple like nipple inversion, retraction, or otherwise alter the appearance of the nipple. This is not the most typical presentation, but it can happen. ...Read more
See breast doctor.: Dimpling of the skin and/or nipple inversion are both breast changes that can be associated with breast cancer, therefore, I recommend that you see your primary care doctor for a referral to a breast specialist. Depending on your age and examination findings, they may want to get a mammogram +/- ultrasound. Of course, there are many false alarms, but it's better to prove that it's not a cancer. ...Read more
Removed or spared: Occasionally, the nipple and skin can be spared with a mastectomy, depending on the size of the breast, the size of the tumor, and how close the tumor is to the nipple. If there is tumor in close proximity to the nipple, the nipple and areola are removed with the breast tissue, and a new nipple and areola can be reconstructed later. ...Read more
Is the change in direction of a nipple when its starting getting erected a sign of breast cancer?
Not likely: But breast or nipple changes should be examined by a doctor to be sure. Breast cancer may present as a firm lump or less commonly nipple inversion, and early breast cancer will have little or no findings. You cannot be sure until you see a doctor for a physical examination & possibly a mammogram. ...Read more
What happens if a woman had to have her breast removed, due to breast cancer, could she keep her nipple?
In some cases: Some women can have a skin and nipple sparing mastectomy. It depends on the size, stage & location of the breast cancer. It also requires a very knowledgeable surgical team with a breast cancer surgeon & a plastic surgeon working together. ...Read more
I've been pinch last month by a friend in the nipple at hurts so much until now would I get breast cancer because of that?
Unlikely.: Nipple trauma is not known to cause breast cancer. If it is still bothersome you should see a doctor. ...Read more
Behind my nipples, and when I push on them I get a sharp pain. Is it possible that I have breast cancer? What should I do?
My girlfriend is suffering from breast cancer but she love it when I kiss her breast in past. Can I still kiss her nipples?
Yes: Yes. Treat her with the same loving care you did before! ...Read more
When I press my right Brest just below the nipple I feel some pain and the pain started yesterday. Could it be breast cancer.
No cancer: cancer for the most part, when related to breast, starts in the ductal system and progresses to invade breast tissue with the appearance of a mass but no pain. This is followed by skin dimpling and again no pain. The latter is mostly induced by dilated milk ducts secondary to fibrocystic mastopathy. Have mammo to confirm. ...Read more
Occurs when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. Often curable if found early and treated effectively with surgery, hormonal therapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapy, or a combination thereof. Early detection before the malignancy becomes large enough to be felt depends on mammography/sonography and MRI imaging of the breast ...Read more
Most breast cancers are carcinomas. This is a type of breast cancer. These cancers start in the cells that line organs and tissues. In fact, breast cancers are often a type of carcinoma called adenocarcinoma, which starts in cells that make glands (glandular tissue). Breast adenocarcinomas start in the ducts (the milk ducts) or ...Read more
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