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What are some early signs and symptoms of breast cancer?

What are some early signs and symptoms of breast cancer?

None to lump: Most breast cancers are picked up on routine mammography in asymptomatic women. Others have lumps, pain, discharge, skin rash at nipple, axillary lumps (lymph nodes). Strong family hx important. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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What are some early signs and symptoms of breast cancer (besides a lump)?

What are some early signs and symptoms of breast cancer (besides a lump)?

Abn Mammogram: Aside from a lump, there are very few signs and symptoms of early breast cancer. When the cancer has reached a considerable size, it can cause skin changes (such as dimpling, thickening), bloody/clear discharge, and/or pain. By leaps and bounds, the earliest sign of a breast cancer is an abnormality found on routine screening mammography. Mammograms save lives! ...Read more

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How to know if I have early signs/symptoms of breast cancer?

How to know if I have early signs/symptoms of breast cancer?

Get a Mammogram: The American Cancer Society (ACS) recommends getting a baseline mamogram by age 40. Please see your physician for a breast check and bilateral mammograms. Breast cancer is usually silent with no signs/symptoms. Some women do have a palpable lump which is often not painful. Any bloody nipple discharge or any lump should be further evaluted with imaging and by your physician. ...Read more

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At what usual age does a woman start noticing the early signs/symptoms of breast cancer?

At what usual age does a woman start noticing the early signs/symptoms of breast cancer?

Older: The older a woman becomes the risks of breast cancer can increase there are no early symptoms of breast cancer. Early breast cancers are only seen on mammogram and are too small to feel and cause no symptoms. Start yearly mammograms at age 40 and have yearly physical exams. ...Read more

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Signs and symptoms for early breast tumor/breast cancer?

Signs and symptoms for early breast tumor/breast cancer?

Usually none.: Most early breast cancers are identified by screening mammography before symptoms develop. The most common symptom is of a palpable breast mass identified by self-examination. Other less common symptoms include nipple discharge, breast pain, skin dimpling, nipple inversion, or any change in one breast. Mammograms are not perfect but they have been proven life-savers-please begin at age 40. ...Read more

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What are some typical signs and symptoms of breast cancer?

What are some typical signs and symptoms of breast cancer?

Breast lump: Common symptoms and signs include the presence of a lump, nipple discharge, nipple inversion, and/or dimpling of the skin. While cancers typically do not cause pain, a painful lump still must be considered a cancer until proven otherwise. Rare forms of cancer may look like a breast infection (redness and swelling of the breast) or a scaly rash on the nipple. ...Read more

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How do you treat painful at all. What are the early signs of breast cancer?

How do you treat painful at all. What are the early signs of breast cancer?

See below: The first part of your question is unclear. You may consult this site for early signs of cancer, however, if you have any concern, it would be prudent to see your doctor. The usual signs are lump in the breast, nipple discharge, changes in skin over the breast, enlarged lymph glands in axilla etc. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/breast-cancer/ds00328/dsection=symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the sure signs and symptoms of a breast cancer ? On what age does it occur ?

What are the sure signs and symptoms of a breast cancer ? On what age does it occur ?

Dominant mass: If not found very early on mammography, a breast cancer usually announces itself as a painful mass in the breast. They are rare in women before age 30. A majority of breast lumps are benign but the lab usually needs to make the final call on tissue. They are much less common in men but do occur; a lump under one or both of a man's nipples is usually gynecomastia, which is benign. ...Read more

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In what ways are different signs and symptoms produced and displayed in breast cancer?

Don't assume: Don't assume that any persistent breast symptom is or is not related to breast cancer. If you experience a symptom, that lasts more than a month or two (1-2 menstrual cycles), seek medical attention. Best to be sure. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of male breast cancer?

What are the signs and symptoms of male breast cancer?

Painless lump: Breast cancer appear in men as silent painless lump, often ignored then as fixed ulcerated mass. 1% of breast cancers are in men, as diagnosis is done in late stages, prognosis is poor, due to lack awareness in men cause delayed treatment. Early diagnosis, is the key for cure. ...Read more

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Mammogram with no signs or symptoms of breast cancer. Result 0.6 CM asymmetry in the central region of breast what does this mean?

Mammogram with no signs or symptoms of breast cancer. Result 0.6 CM asymmetry in the central region of breast what does this mean?

Was this a : screening mammo? It sounds like there is a potential abnormality. Were additional views recommended? 80% of the time this turns out to be nothing of concern. Talk to your doctor about the next steps. ...Read more

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Signs/symptoms of breast cancer?

Signs/symptoms of breast cancer?

Lump: Not previously felt, inverted nipple, change in skin at nipple/areola, skin with appearance of orange skin, lump in the arm pit. Pain is not a common feature of breast cancer. First degree relative is a signal to be alert. ...Read more

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What are the early symptoms of breast cancer?

What are the early symptoms of breast cancer?

Silence: In this country, breast cancer is most often detected by mammogram, before any symptoms. Other symptoms include a painless new lump, swollen lymph nodes in the armpit, dimpling in the skin of the breast, a newly inverted nipple, scaling or crusting of the nipple, or a sore on the breast that doesn't heal. ...Read more

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What are the signs or symptoms of breast cancer?

What are the signs or symptoms of breast cancer?

Varies: A lump in the breast, bloody nipple discharge, skin redness, skin dimpling, skin looking like an orange peel, or a lump in the arm pit. If it presents at a later stage, could be a new pain in a bone (back, ribs etc...) stroke-like symptoms, anorexia/weight loss, etc. ...Read more

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What breast cancer symptoms and warning signs?

What breast cancer symptoms and warning signs?

Variable: Many times- there is no symptom and breast cancer is diagosed through the abnormal mammogram. Symptom/sign can be presented with palpable lump on the breast, bloody nipple discharge, skin eruption around the nipple that does not go away and itch, skin thickness over the breast area. Frequently- lump/s can also present on the arm pit area. Any of these- please see your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Is a breast symptom usually a sign for breast cancer?

Is a breast symptom usually a sign for breast cancer?

Usually? no, but...: Most breast issues are not breast cancer. When all diagnoses are considered, breast cancer is not that common. However, if you give weight to those diagnoses you worry about, breast cancer becomes more prominent. Much depends on the breast symptom, age, genetic history, time from last mammogram, and physical exam. Please ask your OB to examine this issue. ...Read more

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What symptoms or tests you think help early detection of breast cancer?

What symptoms or tests you think help early detection of breast cancer?

Annual Mammography: 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 in the us comply. ...Read more

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Are there any signs/symptoms for breast cancer?

Are there any signs/symptoms for breast cancer?

Yes: A lump in the breast or under thr armpit is usually the irst sign. There may also be skin changes or nipple changes or discharge. However many cancers do not present with symptoms till a later stage, which is why mammography is recomended as a screening tool. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my symptoms are a sign of breast cancer?

How can I tell if my symptoms are a sign of breast cancer?

What symptoms?: No matter, no doctor on health tap can tell you if you have cancer or not without an exam. Go see your doc please. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of early stage Her2 positive breast cancer?

What are the symptoms of early stage Her2 positive breast cancer?

Lump : Her2 cancers may tend to grow and spread faster than Her2 negative cancers. There are also specific medicines that can be used with Her2 positive cancers. However, there are really no symptoms specific for a Her2 cancer. Like all early stage cancers, there may be no symptoms(and the cancer is detected on mammogram or ultrasound), or there may be a palpable mass. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Definition)

Occurs when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. Often curable if found early and treated effectively with surgery, hormonal therapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapy, or a combination thereof. Early detection before the malignancy becomes large enough to be felt depends on mammography/sonography and MRI imaging of the breast ...Read more


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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more