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Stage Ii Breast Cancer
My aunt (2nd cousin of my mother) in late 70s has stage II breast cancer. What is our risk of getting the same disease?
The breast is both a male and female organ. However its main function is in the delivery of milk to the newborn. Breast cancer occurs 95% of the time in women and 5% of the time in men. It is treated the same regardless of which sex it appears in. It comes in two forms invasive and non-invasive; distinction is important as ...Read more
Possibly increased: I assume by nshl you mean nodular sclerosing hodgkins lymphoma. Your risk of breast cancer is higher than normal if you received radiation therapy to your mediastinum (chest) as part of treatment. The younger you are and the higher the radiation dose, the higher your risk. Breast MRI is recommended for breast cancer screening in women who have received mediastinal radiation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
38 yo, BRCA I & II negative, sister died from stage 4 breast cancer. intermittent occassional, burning pain top right breast.
Biopsy.: Quite often the results of noninvasive examination, mammography and additional tests performed in special circumstances, like ultrasound or MRI are enough to perform excisional biopsy as the definitive diagnostic and curative method. Biopsy in these cases would get the entire cancer which can be studied under a microscope. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
5 (zero thru four): The stage of breast cancer is based predominantly on the size of the cancer and lymph node (ln) involvement. Stage 0 is pre-cancer (carcinoma-in-situ); stage 1 is small cancers +/- microscopic ln; stage 2 is larger cancers+/-overt ln involvement; stage 3 is cancer involving the skin or chest wall+/-many lns or those away from the armpit; stage 4 is cancer elsewhere in the body (metastatic disease). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
DCIS : Dcis is stage 0 breast cancer it is ductal carcinoma in situ this is made of cancerous cell that are actually located in their normal position in the breast duct and do not have the ability to spread which is the hallmark of the invasive or real breast cancer it is treated usually with surgery and radiation and hormonal treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually but it c: Most early stage breast cancers present as a painless lump. But pain itself does not mean much . It is the presence of a lump when you feel your breast with the flat part of your fingers that should alert you to a possibility of breast cancer. Any lump means that you need to see your doctor for examination in order to confirm it and guide you further. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Around 50% at 5 year: Stage iiic reflects patients who have aggressive lymph node disease. They cannot realistically be cured with surgery alone. Nevertheless, about 50% of women diagnosed in 2002 survived 5 years according to national cancer database statistics. Prognosis may be even better today as treatment of each patient is more specifically targeted on the basis of the biology of these aggressive tumors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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