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Skin Neoplasm On Breast
"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
Breast cancer survivor ther's lump on right breast the biopsy reports matured fatty cells and stroma , is it advisable to be removed?
Bx to define: Lesions of nipple that extend onto the areola can be of concern. A rash can be inflammatory or malignant and has to be defined. “Eczema” represents a range of disorders from contact dermatitis to atopic dermatitis. Pagets disease of breast is malignant process of the terminal ducts within the nipple that spill out onto the areola and must be confirmed as Ca by bx.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breast biopsy: Fat is a normal benign part of the breast, so a biopsy of the breast could potentially only show fat. However, usually in breast biopsy the tissue Of interest is the fibrous stroma containing the breast lobules and ducts. If a pathology report says 'benign breast tissue' this would generally refer to benign stroma/ducts/lobules, and not just fat. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, but...: Every new finding needs to be considered as the most serious treatable illness until proved otherwise. A single large new dimple may be the result of injury and scar contraction, but you'd do well to have it seen in any case. The familiar orange-peel effect is also very concerning and should prompt a physician's office visit. If you have either of these, please seek evaluation without delay. ...Read more
What is the Question: Please tell us what you want to know about skin biopsies? Skin Cancer is of 3 types: Basal cell cancer and squamous cell cancer are relatively slow growing and considered rather benign in their behavior and are nearly 100 cured with a simple excision. Melanoma is less common, yet much more serious as a cancer as it tends to spread inside the body and can cause death once it spreads beyond the skin ...Read more
Could a neoplasm of uncertain behavior on skin of breast be cancer? I have to do biopsy frm EACH breast and one has skin changes like orange peel skin
What are the characteristics of a cancerous armpit lymph node from breast cancer? Hard, immobile, etc?
Not easy to tell: It's common to have a palpable node or two there. Metastatic disease tends to produce large nodes and they may be matted and/or fixed to the chest. If you have no breast mass and the nodes aren't obviously abnormal, I wouldn't worry. ...Read more
Quite variable: Breast cancer can appear as a spiculated mass, cluster of tiny calcifications, smoothly marginated mass, area of subtle distortion or be invisible on mammogram. Some tumors are only seen on ultrasound and a few are only felt by you or your doctor. The point is that the appearance of tumors on mammogram is quite variable. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Spontaneously?: You need to see a breast surgeon to find out the causes. Good luck! ...Read more
I had scc on face, bowens on leg & now diagnosis breast cancer (focal scc also), is there a link having skin cancer & breast cancer ?
Probably not: No correlation between squamous cell cancer of the skin with breast cancer. Scc of the skin- including bowen's disease which is squamous carcinoma in situ of the skin- are related to uv exposures. Breast cancer with a focal scc- is suspicious for metaplastic carcinoma of the breast- a very rare type of breast cancer. There is a relation between metaplastic cancer with brca 1 mutation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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