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Can mammograms detect all types of breast cancer?

Can mammograms detect all types of breast cancer?

Yes: Yes, however, it depends on your breast density. The more dense your breast tissue is, the increased possibility that a mass may not be seen. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Mammogram (Definition)

A mammogram is the "gold standard" screening test for breast cancer. It's well established that yearly 'grams will DX cancers well before they are palpable, leading to earlier diagnoses and saved lives. All experts agree to begin yearly mammograms by age 50; many (including myself) believe the pro's outweigh the con's to begin at 40. Regrettably, less than half of all women ...Read more


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Are there different types of breast cancer?

Are there different types of breast cancer?

Yes w/ongoing evol.: Current thinking has identified different subtypes of breast cancer based on their cellular origin and genetic makeup - luminal (phenobarbital) a, luminal (phenobarbital) b, her2 overexpressing, and basal-like/triple negative. This is beginning to allowed more targetted therapy. Moving forward, molecular analysis and microarray genomic analysis may allow even more specificity. ...Read more

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Can mammograms detect all kinds of breast cancers?

Can mammograms detect all kinds of breast cancers?

No: 10 to 15 percent of breast cancers can not be seen on mammograms even if a mass or other finding is physically identified. For that reason women are told to examine themselves monthly and see their doctor for an exam yearly or more if they have prior history of breast cancer that was treated. ...Read more

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Are there different types of breast cancer? How many different types of breast cancer are there?

Are there different types of breast cancer? How many different types of breast cancer are there?

See below: Main types are non-invasive or invasive. Then there can be lobular or ductal forms of these non-invasive (in situ), or invasive cancers. There are then variations of hormone receptor positive or negative, her2/neu positive or negative, and then many variations of cell type, aggressiveness, and dna variations too. ...Read more

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What are the types of breast lumps?

What are the types of breast lumps?

Tumors, Cysts, etc.: The breast by its very nature is "lumpy-bumpy", often making it difficult to distinguish lumps that count from normal breat tissue. Lumps "that count" (dominant masses) tend to be distinct from normal breast tissue. They may be fluid-filled (cysts) or solid (tumors)--this can be differentiated by ultrasound. Tumors may be benign or malignant--this can be differentiated by biopsy. ...Read more

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What are some types of breast cancer treatments?

What are some types of breast cancer treatments?

Complex: The type of treatment depends on the type of cancer that is diagnosed. The main treatments: surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and hormonal. To read more information, check these sites: breastcancer.Org, komen.Org and the american cancer society. ...Read more

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Are there multiples types of cancer of the breast?

Are there multiples types of cancer of the breast?

Yes: There are many different types if breast cancer based on differences in their appearance under the microscope and the cell receptors and genetics are also showing different types.The treatments are very similar though but the prognosis can be different. Your doctor should explain this to you. ...Read more

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What are the different types of breast cancer and there names?

What are the different types of breast cancer and there names?

A large number: Wikipedia is pretty good on this. It's a major research subject nowadays as well as a big part of a pathologist's job. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/breast_cancer_classification. ...Read more

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What are the different stages of breast cancer?

Stages 0 thru 4: Stage 0 is cancer confined to the ducts or lobules. Stages 1 describes a small cancer without lymph node involvement. Stage 2 is where the cancer is medium sized and/or involving lymph nodes. Stage 3 is associated with cancers that are large, involve the overlying skin or chest muscles, or contiguous nodes. Stage 4 describes distant organ involvement called metastases. ...Read more

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What are the different types of thyroid cancer?

What are the different types of thyroid cancer?

4 types: Papillary, follicular, medullary, anaplastic both papillary and follicular cancers are typically treated with complete removal of the lobe of the thyroid that harbors the cancer, in addition to the removal of most or all of the other side. Medullary cancer of the thyroid is significantly less common, but has a worse prognosis. Thyroid cancer anaplastic has a poor prognosis. ...Read more

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How many different types of breast cancer are there?

How many different types of breast cancer are there?

See below: Main types are non-invasive or invasive. Then there can be lobular or ductal forms of these non-invasive (in situ), or invasive cancers. There are then variations of hormone receptor positive or negative, her2/neu positive or negative, and then many variations of cell type, aggressiveness, and dna variations too. ...Read more

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Are there different types of cervical cancer?

Are there different types of cervical cancer?

The most: Common cervical cancer is squamous, but there are adenocarcinomas as well. Some aggresively grow locally, some are slower. A few are capable of distant travel. Early detection and treatment are key to successful treatmnet and cure. ...Read more

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What are some of the different types of scrotum cancer?

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What are some of the different types of scrotum cancer?

Here are some...: For daily concern, go to get checked ASAP if you have a growing and / or ulcerating mass on the sac or a palpable mass inside the sac. To get these done right has not to be hard by following instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. If needed, excisional biopsy may be done for microscopic exam. If on the sac, squamous cell carcinoma is commonest; if inside, seminoma is #1 ...Read more

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What are some of the different risk factors for breast cancer?

What are some of the different risk factors for breast cancer?

See below: Some of the risk factors measured on the gail risk assessment are young age at first menstrual cycle, older age at first live childbirth, number of first degree relatives with breast cancer (mother, sister, daughter). Other risks may be prolonged exposure to estrogen medications, obesity, lack of exercise, cigarette smoking, excess intake of alcohol or fatty foods, etc. ...Read more

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What are the two main types of breast cancer?

What are the two main types of breast cancer?

Ductal and lobular: The the two common types of breast cancer are ductal and lobular. Lobular cancers start from the groups of cells that produce milk when you have a baby. Ductal cancers start from the cells form the hollow tubes or ducts that carry the milk to the nipple. ...Read more

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What are the various types of pancreatic cancer?

What are the various types of pancreatic cancer?

Also: In addition to dr rathore's answer, there are rare cases of acinar cell carcinoma, carcinosarcoma, and lymphoma of the pancreas. Potentially malignant (or "pre-malignant") lesions include intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (ipmn), mucinous cystic neoplasms (mcn), and solid pseudopapillary neoplasms (sppn). ...Read more

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What are the different types of eye cancer?

What are the different types of eye cancer?

Eye cancer: The list is very long-- it includes, but is not limited to-- retinoblastoma, melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, rhabdomyosarcoma. Some eye cancer has a relatively good prognosis, especially if picked up early. Some eye cancer can be fatal. ...Read more

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What are the different types of esophageal cancer? 

What are the different types of esophageal cancer? 

Two main types: The two main types are adenocarcinoma (the most common, derived from barrett's metaplasia) and squamous cell carcinoma. Adenocarcinoma is caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), and squamous cell carcinoma is generally caused by smoking and alcohol. ...Read more

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