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What To Do If You Have Breast Cancer
What do you suggest if I have breast cancer do what do you suggest if I have to wear a bra are a sport bra to bed are all the time?
Don't need to: Hello- unless advised by a doctor you do not need to wear a bra all the time. There are special bras for patients after surgery, etc, if this is what you mean. If you are more comfortable wearing a bra, a sports bra (or whatever you prefer) is fine. Be careful with underwire bras in the post-operative setting. Good luck. ...Read more
The breast is both a male and female organ. However its main function is in the delivery of milk to the newborn. Breast cancer occurs 95% of the time in women and 5% of the time in men. It is treated the same regardless of which sex it appears in. It comes in two forms invasive and non-invasive; distinction is important as ...Read more
Biopsy: In order to make a true diagnosis, a biopsy should be obtained. This can be done in an office or radiology center under local anesthesia. A core needle biopsy is performed using ultrasound or stereotactic (using a mammogram). The results are available in 24-72 hours. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Eat what you want: There is much nonsense written about "what foods are good for you with this-or-that". There's little scientific reason to think this sort of thing matters. A few years ago, a huge politically-driven study whose sponsors had hoped to show that "wholesome natural fruits and vegetables" improved prognosis in breast cancer was a complete and utter failure. Don't let your life be spoiled by fearmongers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NOT LONG: Although history and physical exam alone (and sometimes mammography, mri, and ultrasound) can sometimes strongly infer the diagnosis of breast cancer an examination of the actual tumor or tissue is required to make a definitive diagnosis before treatment can be rendered.It takes approx 24-48 hours to get a pathological diagnosis after a sample has been obtained. ...Read more
Depends: There are different factors calculated -most importantly the stage of the cancer, the biology/molecular of the cancer, the treatment, response to therapy etc. Other things like age, overall health conditions, your decision are also important and affect on your prognosis and how long you are going to survive. It varies from just a few months to being cured. It is all individualized. D/w your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
New mass: There will be a lump under or near a nipple, probably not painful. Any such bump deserves evaluation by a physician. ...Read more
Get evaluated to: Know. Breast cancer sx’s 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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