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Surgical Removal Of Suspicious Breast Calcifications In Obese Patient
Depends on age: 49 year old female asks, What percentage of breast calcifications are benign? Depends on shape and character. On Mammogram Bigger calcium deposits, Macrocalcifications, that tend to be rounded dots & scattered about tend to be benign and occurs in about 50% of women >50years & in about 10% of those ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more
Have fibroanedemas and small cluster of breast calcifications, can fibroanedemas cause micro or macro calcifications or other cause likely, am 70+?
Radiology? Chest CT = 2mm nod. Have benign breast calcifications & seb keratosis on chest. Repeat scan tomorrow. Should I mention to rad? CRC prev.
No need: CT of the chest, because of the way the images are obtained, does not confuse skin lesions with possible lung nodules as can happen with plain chest xray. If the Chest CT is being repeated due to worry about whether a 2mm nodule in the lungs might be a skin lesion then there is no need to repeat it. ...Read more
Two masses were found in the right breast,one is 5*4mm,the other is 5*3mm.Would you surgical removal,biopsy or conservative waiting?
These are: relatively small however if it were me I would request excisional biopsies (remove and examine) This, of cours, depends upon ability to LOCALIZE exact position and ability to excise with minimal destruction of normal tissue NEEDLE BIOPSY could provide that method CONSULT WITH a BOARD CERTIFIED BREAST SURGEON! Good luck and I hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
12 weeks: Studies have shown that benefit from chemotherapy doesn't begin to drop off as long as it is started within 12 weeks of surgery. I take the type of cancer into consideration, though. For more aggressive breast cancers, i like to start chemo within 4-6 weeks. For the slower growing er+ cancers, within 12 weeks is fine and supported by data. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a huge breast because i'm obese. Every year i gain kilos even if i'm on diet.I would reduce my breast with surgery, but my weight isn't stable!
Lifestyle: Remember to keep your weight stable your breast size stable to decreasing, you need to try to be as consistent as possible about how your eat(while there are many diets out there, be careful about extremes, and try to eat a colorful diet of nonprocessed foods with a focus on vegetables/fruits) and your activity level. Consistency is hard but will be your best bet. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it fine to add fish in the daily meals after Vp shunt surgery or should it be a strict vegan diet? Patient is also on chemo for breast cancer
Whoa: Whoever has told you that a person who has had a ventriculoperitoneal shunt needs to eat a vegan diet was simply lying to you. The decision to become a vegan is a moral choice, not a medical one, and a vegan who does not know EXACTLY what they are doing will ruin his/her health. If a health care provider has urged a chemotherapy patient to "go vegan" as Rx, report it to the licensing board. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bleeding, infection: Usually bleeding or infection but different procedures may have different complications. ...Read more
Do surgical margins matter for benign breast conditions (after excisional biopsy surgery)? Would re-excision be necessary if no malignancy is found?
Surgery recovery: If the amount of tissue removed is small, you should be fully recovered in a week or two. Larger surgery means longer recovery. Ask your surgeon about your limitations post op. ...Read more
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