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Dr. Liawaty Ho
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.My mum had breast cancer at 35.My aunty had cervical cancer early 30s she had it 3 times.I have got pimple with fluid and lump under the nipple sore?

Dr. Liawaty Ho
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
18 years in practice
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.My mum had breast cancer at 35.My aunty had cervical cancer early 30s she had it 3 times.I have got pimple with fluid and lump under the nipple sore?

Go to see MD: You should see your doctor to get yourself checked. Mammogram an ultrasound of the breast likely be needed to further evaluate the breast lump. It may be a cyst/fibrocystic disease of the breast- however due to your significant history of cancer in the family- it is definitely needed to be checked. Also discuss with your mother - the need for her to get a genetic testing for brca 1 and 2. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Definition)

Breast cancer is a cancer that starts in the tissues of the breast. There are two main types of breast cancer: * Ductal carcinoma starts in the tubes (ducts) that move milk from the breast to the nipple. Most breast cancers are of this type. * Lobular carcinoma starts in the parts of the breast, called lobules, that produce milk. In rare cases, breast cancer can start in other ...Read more


Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Can breast cancer look like a pimple?

Dr. Erik Borncamp
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Can breast cancer look like a pimple?

Not usually: There are a number of different types of breast cancers and they can have different appearences including a generalized inflamation of the breast -- like a bad rash or sunburn. If the pimple is limited to the skin and not connected to a deeper mass it is unlikely to be anything other than just a pimple. How big is this pimple? If it does not resolve in a week or 2 have an md look at it. ...Read more

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Dr. John Valente
Board Certified, General Surgery
29 years in practice
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I hav pimple like bump on my left breast n its bin there 4 3years i had no problem but 2day it was hurting n i waited n popped it. Is it breast cancer?

Dr. John Valente
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I hav pimple like bump on my left breast n its bin there 4 3years i had no problem but 2day it was hurting n i waited n popped it. Is it breast cancer?

No: Some skin lesions on the breast can be cancer, but these usually happen to older patients and they have nothing to "pop". This is probably a small skin lesion, often called an inclusion cyst. They can get infected or irritated. It may come back but a surgeon can easily remove it if it does. ...Read more

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
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43F. Woke up with pimple like spot on right breast. Has a white head that I popped. Hurts just a bit. Just one pimple. Breast cancer?

Dr. Myron Arlen
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
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43F. Woke up with pimple like spot on  right breast. Has a white head that I popped. Hurts just a bit.  Just one pimple.  Breast cancer?

Probable cyst: Sounds like pimple was in the skin of the breast and not arising within breast tissue. It is not uncommon to have lesions arise in the skin of the breast. Other than for some rare inflammatory tumors, the cyst like growths are usually sebaceous in origin and have what appears to be a whitehead which when poped may relaease some sebaceous material. ...Read more

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Dr. Glenn Messina
Board Certified, Aesthetic Medicine
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Multiple pimple different sizes 1-3 CM together on the infra scapula reg. Of patient has metastatic breast cancer , could be related to cancer ?

Dr. Glenn Messina
Board Certified, Aesthetic Medicine
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Possibly: Hash the bast and safest thing to do is seek out a board certified dermatologist. These may be simple pimples, a sign of immune changes or others. If possible and they look like a cancer then a simple biopsy would give you all the answers. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Accurso
Board Certified, Radiology
24 years in practice
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Small pimple around exterior rectum doesn't seem like hemorrhoid and I have metastaic breast cancer so i'm scared!

Dr. Joseph Accurso
Board Certified, Radiology
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Small pimple around exterior rectum doesn't seem like hemorrhoid and I have metastaic breast cancer so i'm scared!

See doctor: Your health care provider needs to examine you and then decide the next step. Perhaps consult a general or colorectal surgeon. It is unclear what this represents at this time. ...Read more

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Dr. John Rimmer
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Dr. Barry Resnik
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I'm taking diane-35 for acne but i'm worried about side effects, can it really cause breast cancer? And do you recommend this pill overall?

Dr. Barry Resnik
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I'm taking diane-35  for acne but i'm worried about side effects, can it really cause breast cancer? And do you recommend this pill overall?

OCPs and Acne: I always offer ocps (oral contraceptive pills) as therapy for women with acne. There is always risk with any medicine, but i don't think ocps cause breast cancer. If you have family risk, you should consult with your doctor before taking it. ...Read more

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Dr. Ryan Polselli
Board Certified, Radiology
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Does pressing breasts hard or normally pressing them n sucking on nipples cause breast cancer ?

Dr. Ryan Polselli
Board Certified, Radiology
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Does pressing breasts hard or normally pressing them n sucking on nipples cause breast cancer ?

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

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Dr. Travis Kidner
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that occur in almost any organ or tissue in the body. Symptoms depend on the location of the cancer, and cancer often has the potential to grow and spread to other ...Read more


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Breast Carcinoma (Definition)

Breast carcinoma is also known as Breast cancer. Breast carcinoma is a type of cancer where this uncontrolled growth of breast cells. Symptoms can include breast lumps, pain, and weight ...Read more


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