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What is the difference between malignant phyllodes tumor and breast sarcoma?

What is the difference between malignant phyllodes tumor and breast sarcoma?

Phyllodes of breast: Sarcoma is a tumor of the supporting tissues wherever it may be located. Phyllodes is a type of sarcoma that is from the breast stroma tissue. ...Read more

Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


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What is the survival rate for phyllodes tumors of the breast?

What is the survival rate for phyllodes tumors of the breast?

Varies with Type: Phyllodes tumors of the breast are very rare;therefore , rx data is lacking. These are classified as benign, borderline, or malignant; most people in the first two categories are cured by surgery; if malignant, the 5-yr survival is estimated at 60-80%. Rx consists of wide-excision; radiation and chemorx is controversial and reserved for the malignant sub-type. ...Read more

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What is the cause and the alternative treatment of phyllodes tumor in left breast?

What is the cause and the alternative treatment of phyllodes tumor in left breast?

One treatment only: that is removal , if left alone will grow massive , they are most of the time low grade locally invasive tumors , but some times they are malignant exact cause is unknown. ...Read more

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My friend HS phyllodes.Tumor ws removd. Tissue around negative. Sd breast b moved?She hd multiple myeloma & bone marow transplnt. In remission now. Tx

My friend HS phyllodes.Tumor ws removd. Tissue around negative. Sd breast b moved?She hd multiple myeloma & bone marow transplnt. In remission now. Tx

Depends: Phyllodes breast tumors are rare and most are benign. It depends on the final pathology findings. Benign tumors only need removal with clear margins. Cancerous phyllodes tumors may need mastectomy. See this site: http://m.Cancer.Org/healthy/findcancerearly/womenshealth/non-cancerousbreastconditions/non-cancerous-breast-conditions-phyllodes-tumors. ...Read more

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My aunt has a tumor in her breast. What could it be?

My aunt has a tumor in her breast. What could it be?

See mammo: The breast is susceptible to hormonal and malignant changes. In the former situation fibrocystic changes are the most common. In the latter, on sees infiltrating ductal carcinoma, lobular carcinoma, lymphoma and other variant diseases which can be failrly well defined by mammogram or better by MRI. ...Read more

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Are non cancerous breast tumors painful or painless?

Are non cancerous breast tumors painful or painless?

Either/Or: A common misconception is that if a woman has a tender, painful lump in their breast, it is unlikely to be cancer. While it is true that many women with breast cancer do not have breast pain, the presence of pain does not exclude cancer as the cause. Bottom line: a new lump in the breast, painful or not, warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a tumor and a cyst on the breast

What's the difference between a tumor and a cyst on the breast

Big difference: Breast cyst is a fluid-filled sac within your breast ; is predominantly non-cancerous (benign). They don't require treatment unless large, painful or uncomfortable.In that case, draining the fluid from a breast cyst can ease your symptoms. Tumor is a solid mass of abnormal tissue. There are two types of breast tumors: benign and malignant (cancerous).See www.Nationalbreastcancer.Org/breast-tumors. ...Read more

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How can you distinguish between benign and malignant breast tumors?

How can you distinguish between benign and malignant breast tumors?

After bx: On examination a true lesion in a women past 40 yrs of age ,when fibroadenomas don't present denovo, will feel like a firm lump when pt. examined with hand behind side being examined. This in distinction to fibrocytic changes that are soft and diffuse. On mammo the lesion appears as a stellate mass, May be associated with skin dimpling. Bx definitive for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Could breast tumors be eliminated with drugs without any operation?

Could breast tumors be eliminated with drugs without any operation?

Sometimes: Sometimes when chemotherapy or estrogen-blockers are given prior to surgery, it completely eradicates the tumor in the breast. However the only way to prove that is to do the surgery to examine the tissue on a microscopic level. Imaging tests are not accurate enough to tell you that the tumor is gone with certainty. ...Read more

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Iam46 i had a tumor removed frm my r breast benign. 3 years ago. Now I have swellibg above the collorbone same side and in mychest. Should i worry?

Iam46 i had a tumor removed frm my r breast benign.  3 years ago. Now I have swellibg above the collorbone same side and in mychest. Should i worry?

Yes : Within reason. Despite the benign diagnosis, some cancers spread to the nodes above the clavicle, though rarely breast. See a surgeon. ...Read more

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Could calcifications in breasts turn into tumors?

Could calcifications in breasts turn into tumors?

Other way around: Tumors usually cause calcifications. Therefore when calcifications are seen on a mammogram there is some concern about the cause which can be malignant or benign. Calcifications do not usually cause tumors. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if calcifications in breasts could turn into tumors?

Wanted to know if calcifications in breasts could turn into tumors?

May need biopsy.: Calcifications won't turn into anything, but rather are a sign that something is going on in that area. There are different types of calcifications and depending on their appearance, may require a biopsy to rule out early breast cancer or in situ breast cancer (DCIS). There are many types of calcifications that don't need a biopsy and if biopsy proven to be benign, they don't need to be excised. ...Read more

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How does a breast tumor look like?

How does a breast tumor look like?

Tumor: The word tumor means a growth. There are benign tumors and cancerous tumors. Benign breast tumors can be a fluid cyst or a firm solid rounded fibroadenoma. Cancerous breast tumors are firm and irregular and look abnormal on mammogram and breast ultrasound. ...Read more

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What's the cause of a breast tumor?

What's the cause of a breast tumor?

Multiple: The cause can be from your family history, estrogen therapy, history of radiation to the chest, or in most cases just bad luck. ...Read more

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Is removing a breast tumor dangerous?

Is removing a breast tumor dangerous?

Not usually: All surgery has some risk, but in general breast cancer surgery is very safe. It is certainly much safer than not having such surgery when there is a diagnosis of suspected or proven cancer. Risks include bad reactions to anesthesia and infection, but both of these are very rare. Thousands of such operations are done without complications every year. ...Read more

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How fast does a benign breast tumor grow?

How fast does a benign breast tumor grow?

Variable: Different tumors grow at different rates. In general it takes a breast cancer about four years to become palpable from the time of onset. If left untreated a breast cance has an average life span of about four years from the time of diagnosis. These are average figures with wide variations among different tumors and patients. ...Read more

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How can a benign breast tumor be removed?

How can a benign breast tumor be removed?

Depends: Easily felt tumors can be surgically excised using local or general anesthetic. If too small or too deep to be felt, ultrasound or mammogram localization with needle or dye is used to guide removal. Some benign "tumors" may be cysts- and are collapsed by sucking out the fluid through a needle and syringe. After removal, benign tumors should be confirmed with pathology to rule out cancer. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a breast tumor?

How can you tell if you have a breast tumor?

See a doctor: You cannot tell without getting a physical examination with a doctor & scheduling a mammogram with possible breast ultrasound. Sometimes further testing with needle biopsy may be indicated. ...Read more

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