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Our sensitive nipples a sign of cancer?

Our sensitive nipples a sign of cancer?

Usually not: But there are exceptions. But any change that you notice in your breasts, your nipples or your skin should be checked by a knowledgeable doctor and a good physical exam. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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Are itchy nipples always a sign of breast cancer?

Are itchy nipples always a sign of breast cancer?

Probably not.: Most of the time this is dermatologic. There is a type of breast cancer known as paget's disease of the nipple that can present as an excoriated lesion on the nipple or areola. If this type if lesion is present and does not resolve, consider seeing a dermatologist or breast surgeon. Although unlikely, a biopsy would be a very quick, simple procedure. ...Read more

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Mother had tubular-lobular breast cancer and they also found a small area of dcis during mastectomy pathological analysis. Is this common?

Mother had tubular-lobular breast cancer and they also found a small area of dcis during mastectomy pathological analysis. Is this common?

Yes: Complete pathology review following mastectomy surgery can often identify other small microscopic lesions. Dcis is a non-invasive early brsst cancer & would not affect the prognosis nor likely change her treatment plans. This is also an example of why additional treatment with hormone & radiation therapy is given if a person had only had a lumpectomy surgery. ...Read more

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Is constantly hard nipples, and more prominent veins a sign of pregnancy?

Is constantly hard nipples, and more prominent veins a sign of pregnancy?

What will we think?: What can we think of next to worry about? No. The answer is no. First comes conception. Then comes implantation. Then the fetus has to grow big enough to have blood cells and share chemicals with the mother's body. That is about fourteen days or so after conception. Then the body missed a period and the pregnancy takes hold. Please if you have missed a period get tested. If not you must wait. ...Read more

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Developing white, pimple-like spots around the nipples. Is that a sign of pregnancy?

Developing white, pimple-like spots around the nipples. Is that a sign of pregnancy?

Not necessarily: The areola, the area around the nipple has quite a few glands. Sometimes they can become enlarged for no apparent reason. ...Read more

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Are pimples on your breast a sign of cancer?

Are pimples on your breast a sign of cancer?

Typically not: Pimples are usually not a sign. Most cancers are either detected during self breast exams as a "lump", or on mammogram when they are too small to feel. One type of breast cancer, Inflammatory breast cancer, CAN present with skin changes called Peau d'orange (dimpling of the skin that looks like an orange peel) It can also cause nipple retraction. If you have these symptoms see your doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Can itchy breasts be a sign of breast cancer?

Can itchy breasts be a sign of breast cancer?

Not usually: Painless lump is the main sign of breast cancer. So look for any lump. Otherwise go see a skin specialist(dermatologist in case the itching is severe or getting worse...It may go away on its own if it is minor probelm. ...Read more

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One of my moles recently started to bleed. Is that a sign of skin cancer? I'm a red head with very pale skin.

One of my moles recently started to bleed. Is that a sign of skin cancer? I'm a red head with very pale skin.

See your doctor: A bleeding mole is a warning sign. Please see your doctor to ascertain if the lesion needs to be removed for examination by a pathologist. ...Read more

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Can bruises around your nipple be a sign of cancer?

Can bruises around your nipple be a sign of cancer?

Maybe: if spontaneous and not related to trauma and are a female of middle age maybe, see a dr for eval. ...Read more

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Im 22 with minor anal leaking is that a common sign of colon cancer?

Im 22 with minor anal leaking is that a common sign of colon cancer?

First, there is: Underwear staining versus losing control of your bowels without realizing it. This is not usual cancer sign. You need an exam for sphincter tone and perianal sensation. ...Read more

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Is the change in direction of a nipple when its starting getting erected a sign of breast cancer?

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

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Nipples look swollen and viens in breast . And breast feel very full , is this common in early pregnancy ?

Nipples look swollen and viens in breast . And breast feel very full , is this common in early pregnancy ?

Are you preg? : Are you pregnant? This is the first step. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. If positive schedule your prenatal care. If negative schedule a visit for a breast exam. ...Read more

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The skin on my breast has learge pores or possibly hair follicles? Is this a normal finding or a sign of ibc? I'm not talking abt mont glands but skin

The skin on my breast has learge pores or possibly hair follicles? Is this a normal finding or a sign of ibc? I'm not talking abt mont glands but skin

Hard to tell: Is it a new finding, or old? Is the breast red or is there any other finding? I suggest you don't panic but visit your doc or gyn promptly, especially if these findings are recent. Best to you. ...Read more

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What can cause pain under the arm? Is this a sign of breast? Grandmother recently died of breast cancer. How common is breast cancer in a 24 year old?

What can cause pain under the arm? Is this a sign of breast? Grandmother recently died of breast cancer. How common is breast cancer in a 24 year old?

Many things, no, not: Several things can cause pain under your arm. Breast cancer is usually a painless event and most commonly found by ultrasound, mammogram or by physical examination with evidence of a lump or mass. Breast cancer is relatively infrequent in 24-year-olds ...Read more

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My mother had lobular breast cancer at 53. Does this mean ill get it? Is the lobular variety more likely genetic? I'm brca negative.

My mother had lobular breast cancer at 53. Does this mean ill get it? Is the lobular variety more likely genetic? I'm brca negative.

Probably not, no: The lobular variety has similar genetic risk as other varieties. Your mother having breast cancer does mean you have greater than average risk but it is still much more likely that you won't get it than you will. Many genes besides BRCA affect risk, but diet and lifestyle still has a greater influence on risk than genetics. See http://tinyurl.com/zwgadg2 and http://tinyurl.com/zg66ou7 ...Read more

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Breasts look bigger and are slighty sore. Is this an early sign of pregnancy?

Breasts look bigger and are slighty sore. Is this an early sign of pregnancy?

Yes: Could be either pregnancy or normal prementrual. Do a pregnancy test, and if period doesn't come as expected, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is a mole a sign of skin cancer or it can be a sign of other types of cancer ?

Most often not!: There are many different moles or lesions that present on the skin during a persons lifetime. The vast majority are benign and of no consequence except for maybe appearance concerns. However there are certain moles or skin lesions that need to be evaluated because of their characteristics. Color changes, inflammation, enlargement are all things that should be checked by a physician ...Read more

Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more


Sensitive Nipples (Definition)

Sensitive nipples means sometimes by touching them you can ...Read more