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What exactly is atypical hyperplasia of the breast?

What exactly is atypical hyperplasia of the breast?

Irregular Cells: Atypical hyperplasia (ah) is the term used to describe the development of abnormal cells in the breast. These cells may originate from the breast ducts (atypical ductal hyperplasia) or the lobules (atypical lobular hyperplasia). Ah is not cancer, but it increases the risk of developing breast cancer. Therefore patients with a diagnosis of ah often require more frequent breast cancer screening. ...Read more

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What is invasive cancer of the breast means?

What is invasive cancer of the breast means?

Invading the tissues: This means that the breast cancer has gone past any containing membrane(s) and/or capsules and into the surrounding soft tissue. It usually travels to the lymph nodes, from which it can metastasize to other organs in the body, like the lung, bones, and liver. This is usually treated with combination therapy (surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy). ...Read more

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What is atypical papilloma in the breast?

What is atypical papilloma in the breast?

Atypical papilloma: It is essentially a papilloma(which is a benign tumor of the breast duct) that has a component of atypical ductal hyperplasia(ADH (vasopressin)). ADH (vasopressin) is not cancer,but it can be considered a precursor, or at least a high risk marker, for cancer. Atypical papillomas dx'd at core biopsy should undergo complete excision. After surgery, about 30% will be upgraded at least to in situ cancer. ...Read more

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What exactly is mastitis of the breast?

What exactly is mastitis of the breast?

Pain, fever: Mastitis, or breast infection, is very common. Some symptoms: severe pain, redness, a lump, pus coming from the skin or nipple, fever and chills. The treatements include: drainage-by needle or surgical incision and antibiotics. Please consult a general surgeon or breast surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What is the symptom of breast cancer?

What is the symptom of breast cancer?

Varies: The most obvious is a new or enlarging firm mass. Other symptoms can include skin and/or nipple changes. Rarely a unilateral spontaneous bloody nipple d/c. Any new or concerning findings on self-exam should be brought to the attention of your doctor. Finally, the ultimate goal of early detection is to find breast cancer before "symptoms" present - i.e. Screening mammmography. ...Read more

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What is calcification and non-invasive cancer of the breast like?

What is calcification and non-invasive cancer of the breast like?

If new merits eval: On mammogram calcifications can be seen frequently. Depending on their pattern and whether or not they are new, they can be characterized as either benign or suspicious appearing calcifications. This is a separate topic while related to noninvasive breast cancer which in most women is managed in a similar manner to invasive disease, other than no chemotherapy. This is a very large topic. Acs.Org. ...Read more

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What is the simptens of breast cancer?

What is the simptens of breast cancer?

Possible Symptoms of: Breast cancer can include a mass. Masses that are painless, irregular & hard are more suggestive of cancer but they can also be tender, painful & soft. Swelling of breast; thickened, red, skin; non-milky nipple discharge; new retraction of nipple, puckering or irritation of skin or pain & sometimes swollen lymph nodes under arm(s). Seek med eval if you have suspicious symptoms. ...Read more

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What is fibroadenoma of the breast? A cancer?

What is fibroadenoma of the breast? A cancer?

Benign tumor: Fibroadenomas are common noncancerous (benign) tumors of the breast. They frequently appear in older teenagers and young adults. Get it checked out. If it is confirmed to be a fibrioadenoma you have the choice of surgical removal or close followup. ...Read more

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My hystopathological report is "mid-secretory endometrium". What is the meaning of that?

My hystopathological report is "mid-secretory endometrium". What is the meaning of that?

Favorable: It means the endometrium has been affected by Progesterone and is ready for implantation of a fertilized egg, or zygote. ...Read more

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What is the cure of fibroadenomas?

What is the cure of fibroadenomas?

Its benign: Commonly found in breast, fibroadenomas are benign tumors. So they can be left along if small and asymptomatic. Some of them can grow slowly, in that case surgical removal may be advised. You should be under supervision of a good breast specialist who can examine and guide you in the future. ...Read more

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I need to know what is the cause of ductal carcinoma in situ (dcis)?

I need to know what is the cause of ductal carcinoma in situ (dcis)?

Genetic mutations: This is mostly a random event. There's a natural instability in the human genome even if you are never exposed to anything that's obviously a mutagen. The other factors that place you at risk for breast cancer (nulliparity, brca1 / brca2 mutations, etc.) are risk factors here, but no woman (and actually no man either) is immune. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of adenofibroma in the breast?

What is the treatment of adenofibroma in the breast?

Fibroadenoma-benign: A fibroadenoma is a benign, common mass seen in the breast. For a diagnosis, a core needle biopsy is performed in an office setting with local anesthesia. We know that these lesions do not turn into cancer. Once a biopsy is done you have options: monitor the area with imaging or have it surgically removed. ...Read more

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What is atypical hyperplasia of the breast? What symptoms do you get?

What is atypical hyperplasia of the breast? What symptoms do you get?

See below: Atypcal hyperplasia can be a marker of pre-cancerous changes of the breast. A person with this finding may need a surgical biopsy to remove a portion of the breast tissue to be sure all is benign, or close monitoring. There would be no symptoms from this condition, and likely no breast lump associated with it either. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/atypical-hyperplasia/ds01018\p. ...Read more

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What is the sighns of cancer?

What is the sighns of cancer?

Cancer Signs: Highly variable. Unexplained fatigue and weight loss and symptoms related to the site of the cancer - e.g., breast lump, vaginal bleeding, recall bleeding. Depends on the location of the tumor. If there are any changes in your normal health status, schedule an appointment with your doctor and have a thorough work up. ...Read more

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What exactly is atypical lobular hyperplasia?

What exactly is atypical lobular hyperplasia?

ALH: Atypical lobular hyperplasia (alh) is an overgrowth of the cells lining the lobules which are the sacks at the ends of the breast ducts and the cells look different from the normal lobular cells. The finding of atypia (alh or ADH (vasopressin) - atypical ductal hyperplasia) is a risk marker for future breast cancer. Depending on how the alh was found further biopsy may be needed to r/o early cancer changes. ...Read more

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What is the relation of endometrial hyperplasia to uterine cancer?

What is the relation of endometrial hyperplasia to uterine cancer?

Endometrial Hyperpla: Endometrial hyperplasia is typically seen in older, peri- or post-menopausal women, and consists of a thickening of the endometrial lining due to excess estrogen effect. Ordinary hyperplasia, for a short period of time is minimally dangerous as far as cancer, but prolonged hyperplasia - for many months can result in "atypical hyperplasia, " which increases the risk. If concerned, consult your gyn. ...Read more

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What is: neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin? Is it usually mean cancer?

What is: neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin? Is it usually mean cancer?

Not really: The term "neoplasm of uncertain behavior" refers to a specific pathologic diagnosis. It represents a lesion of skin whose behavior cannot be predicted. Currently it is considered a benign lesion but one that over time could undergo malignant transformation Such lesions include congenital giant pigmented nevus, dysplastic nevus and nevus sebaceous of Jadassohn. ...Read more

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Tell me what is the meaning of malignant?

Tell me what is the meaning of malignant?

See below: 1. Threatening to life, as a disease; virulent. 2. Tending to metastasize; cancerous. Used of a tumor. ...Read more

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What exactly is atypical intraductal hyperplasia?

What exactly is atypical intraductal hyperplasia?

Precancerous changes: In breast tissue cells from needle or open surgical biopsy. Your doctor can discuss the significance of this in light of the remainder of your family history, breast examination, mammography, and your overall health. This is not cancer, but may be a sign to be watchful and have regular physician follow-up or further evaluation regarding risk of developing breast cancer. ...Read more

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What is defined as the mechanism of breast cancer?

Breast Ca has: 'pre' cancer warnings in lcis/dcis, non invasive proliferations in ducts and lobules, but genetic risk, and familial risk likely related to dna damage that is not repaired, then sequential mutations leading to overgrowth/lump, capacity to invade and metastasize. Self exam; others exam, mammo pot 40 or 50 detect lumps. ...Read more