Top
20
Doctor insights on: What Exactly Is Intraductal Papilloma

Share
2

2
What is intraductal papilloma?

What is intraductal papilloma?

Benign tumor: It is a benign tumor that grows in the milk duct of the breast. Occurs in women between the ages of 35-55. Can present with pain, a palpable lump, nipple discharge. Often a mammogram or ultrasound can show these. A biopsy is sometimes done to rule out a cancer. Hope this helps. ...Read more

3

3
What is intraductal papilloma from?

What is intraductal papilloma from?

Sometimes: It's called id papillary adenocarcinoma...The importance is whether it invades or confined to duct, and whether the margins are clear. These are analgous to dcis, usually er/pr+. They have excelent 5 and 10 year prognosis..Close to 100% survial, but it is when they are harbingers of invasive cancers that there are threats to life and breast. There are no clear causes. ...Read more

4

4
What is papiloma?

What is papiloma?

Benign growth: A papilloma is a branching or lobulated growth or tumor originating from the outermost layer of skin.It is the term often used to describe warty growths. ...Read more

5

5
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

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
What is papilliary cancer?

What is papilliary cancer?

Think sea anemonae: Those underwater creatures that have lots of fronds or feathers. Papillary just describes the anatomic shape of the cancer. Papillary tumors can ariuse in lots of places, from thyroid to ovary to rectum, even the skin. They can be benign or malignant. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
7

7
Intraductal papilloma info? What is prognosis?

And sometimes: Its id papillary adenocarcinoma...The importance is whether it invades or confined to duct, and whether the margins are clear. These are analgous to dcis, usually er/pr+. They have excelent 5 and 10 year prognosis..Close to 100% survial, but it is when they are harbingers of invasive cancers that there are threats to life and breast. ...Read more

8

8
What is premalignant?

What is premalignant?

Pre cancer: Pre-malignant = pre-cancer. Some colon polyps (tubular adenoma) can turn into invasive cancer as one example. ...Read more

9

9
What exactly is phyllodes tumor?

What exactly is phyllodes tumor?

Tumor of breast: Most phyllodes tumors of breast are benign, about 10% are malignant. It is a morphologic variant of breast tumors. For more info see: http://www.Hopkinsmedicine.Org/avon_foundation_breast_center/breast_cancers_other_conditions/phyllodes_tumors.Html. ...Read more

10

10
What exactly is fibroliposarcoma?

What exactly is fibroliposarcoma?

Cancer: Sarcomas are malignant rumors of connective tissue. The term "fibro" refers to tissues like tendons and "lipo" refers to fat. A fibroliposarcoma would be a malignant tumor with features of fat cells and fibrous tissue in it. ...Read more

11

11
What is fibroadenoma?

What is fibroadenoma?

Benign Breast Tumor: Fibroadenomas are the most common benign breast tumor. They have a tendency to grow in response to high estrogen levels as seen in puberty and pregnancy. They have a characteristic appearance on ultrasound but can be confused with cancers and are often biopsied by nonsurgical means to establish diagnosis. They do not need to be removed but some women opt for this due to pain or cosmetic concerns. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
12

12
What is malignant mesothelioma? How is it different from benign?

What is malignant mesothelioma? How is it different from benign?

Pleural tumor: It affects the pleural membrane around the lung. Mainly caused by asbestos exposure. Many people can have thick plaques in the pleura that doesnt grow rapidly which is known as benign pleural plaques. When it becomes malignant the tumor spreads rapidly engulfing the lungs and causing fluid accumulation. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
What exactly is trichoepithelioma?

What exactly is trichoepithelioma?

Skin neoplasm: Trichoepithelioma is a benign adnexal skin neoplasm It is derived from basal cells in the hair follicle and frequently presents as a basal cell Ca.. It may occur sporadically or as the cardinal feature of a uncommon genetic disorder called multiple familial trichoepithelioma characterized by the presence of many small tumors predominantly on the face, inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern. At times the trichoepithelioma can undergo malignant transformation into a basal cell carcinoma. The gene involved in the familial form of trichoepithelioma is located on band 9p21. ...Read more

14

14
What exactly is breast cancer? What causes it?

What exactly is breast cancer? What causes it?

Malignancy of breast: Breast cancer is a malignancy that most often develops in the duct cells of breast tissue. Less frequently it appears from lobules at the terminal duct responsible for milk production. The most common cause is environmental with a virus such as MMTV entering the Wnt-1 gene of the duct cell to produce B catenin which helps convert the cell, possibly with EBV to the malignant phenotype. ...Read more

15

15
What is lobular neoplasia?

What is lobular neoplasia?

Breast cancer?: Tumors arising from the lubules of the breast glands are called lubular cancer which can be either lebeled as in situ or invasive. The in situ cancers are very early cancers and can be easily cured. Neoplasia means new growth, usually cancerous. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
What is cancer?

What is cancer?

Uncontrolled growth: Cancer or malignancy, refers to uncontrolled growth of cells, invasion and destruction of normal tissues by these cells and spread to distant organs with damage to those organs. ...Read more

See 11 more doctor answers
18

18
What is cancer?

What is cancer?

Abnormal growth: Body has capacity to control its growth, maintain cells normal structure & function , have a purpose, will co ordinate with other cells of body, stays with in the confinements like a well trained army, cancer cell does exactly opposite, abnormal cell no control invade and spread to other tissue and cancer cell has no purpose in the body. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
19

19
What is cancer?

What is cancer?

Cancer: Cancer refers to a group of diseases characterized by uncontrolled cell growth, leading to damage of normal tissues. For information, see the website of the American Cancer Society at www.acs.org ...Read more

20

20
What is cancer?

What is cancer?

Mutated cells: A tumor is a clone of cells bearing genetic mutations that cause inappropriate growth, and that has acquired the ability to induce its own new blood vessels as a new organ would. A cancer is a tumor in which the genome has become destabilized, so it acquires new mutations and eventually gains the ability to invade locally and usually to spread. All cancers will kill if not treated properly. ...Read more