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Wounds (Definition)

Wound = injury to tissue. May include ...Read more


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What is a breast abscess?

What is a breast abscess?

Localized Infection: A breast abscess is a localized collection of pus in the breast tissue. Breast abscesses develop as a result of infection of the breast tissue which can occur due to several causes. Treatment involves incision and drainage of the breast abscess. ...Read more

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What is a breast surgeon?

What is a breast surgeon?

Operate in breast. : A surgeon that specializes in surgery of the breast. Usually cancer. www.drlugo.com. ...Read more

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What is a fibroliposarcoma?

What is a fibroliposarcoma?

It is a cancer: It is a Cancer of soft tissues often called a sarcoma. Why did you ask? Give us some history???? ...Read more

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What is a mass? Is it cancer?

What is a mass? Is it cancer?

A mass is...: an abnormal lump, a collection of fluid (cyst), cells , clot, pus pocket (abscess). Solud mass is a tumor. Tumors can be benign (not cancer), or malignant (cancer). That diagnosis with rare exception requires tissue sampling and examination (biopsy). Biopsy does not mean cancer; it means taking tissue for a closer look under microscope. Cancer diagnosis needs specific microscopic abnormalities ...Read more

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What is a stereotactic breast biopsy?

What is a stereotactic breast biopsy?

Check out: this RadiologyInfo link for an explanation: http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=breastbixr ...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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What is a good means of determining if a lump is a tumor?

What is a good means of determining if a lump is a tumor?

See doctor: You don't say where the lump is, which would affect the answer. Many times a doctor can get a fairly good idea if a lump is cancerous just by appearance, especially on the skin. He or she may decide to watch it or treat with antibiotics or other therapy. To diagnose a cancer with certainty, however, a biopsy is needed. ...Read more

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What is a liposarcoma?

What is a  liposarcoma?

Liposarcoma: Is a malignant tumor that arises in fat cells in deep soft tissue and is most frequent in middle-aged and older adults (age 40 and above). ...Read more

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What is a cancer cluster?

What is a cancer cluster?

More than expected: A cancer cluster is a term used by statisticians and epidemiologists to refer to a greater than expected incidence of cancer in a certain group of people in the same geographic area over a certain period of time, often suggesting an environemental link. A notable historical example is testicular cancer among chimney sweeps in 18th century london. ...Read more

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What is a skin nodule?

What is a skin nodule?

Type of growth: Skin nodule is a type of growth that developes as a symptom of certain skin conditions. ...Read more

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What is done for a breast fibroadenoma lump?

What is done for a breast fibroadenoma lump?

Tissue-Diagnosis: Fibroadenomas are the most common breast tumors. Even the best of us can be fooled by exam or even ultrasound findings--biopsy is the best way to DX definitively. These do not need to be surgically removed although many women prefer to if they are large, palpable, and/or growing. The operation can be done under twilight anesthesia, usually in a cosmetic manner. Cryotherapy is another option. ...Read more

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How can I tell if a breast lump is cancer or a benign lump?

How can I tell if a breast lump is cancer or a benign lump?

Need 2 C Ur Doctor: It is difficult if not impossible to differentiate a benign breast tumor from a malignant one by exam alone. At your age an ultrasound may be very helpful; ultimately, a (needle) biopsy under local anesthesia in an office setting is the most definitive diagnostic method. I advise you to see your doctor for the appropriate direction. ...Read more

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What are the signs that a breast lump is cancerous?

What are the signs that a breast lump is cancerous?

Hard to Tell: It is very difficult to distinguish a benign breast lump from a cancer by exam alone, for patient and doctor. In general, cancers tend to be rock-hard, 3-dimensionally round, and can feel "fixed" within the breast. Depending upon age and physical examination findings, we will often get a mammogram and ultrasound to help evaluate a breast lump, sometimes culminating in a (nonsurgical) biopsy. ...Read more

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Is a fibroadenoma a type of breast cancer?

Is a fibroadenoma a type of breast cancer?

No: Fibroadenomas are the most common benign tumors of the breast. They are often estrogen sensitive and are prone to grow in estrogen-rich environments. Accordingly, it is not uncomon for these to develop after puberty, pregnancy, or following the use of birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy. If a biopsy has been performed to establish the diagnosis, they do not need to be removed. ...Read more

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Breast cancer- how could you tell what is a cancerous lump?

Breast cancer- how could you tell what is a cancerous lump?

Biopsy: The only way to tell if a lump is cancerous is to get a needle biopsy . If you have a lump, i recommend you see your doctor. ...Read more

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What exactly is a breast lift?

What exactly is a breast lift?

Breast reshaping: A breast lift doesn't merely lift the breast--it also shapes the breast and often incorporates the use of an implant to help provide not only additional volume but also structure to the breast. Overall, a breast lift generally lifts and shapes tissue, reduces the diameter of the areola, and restores a more youthful appearance to the breast. ...Read more

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What is a pedunculated lesion?

What is a pedunculated lesion?

Usually refers: To a polyps that has a stalk similar to a mushroom in appearance. ...Read more