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What type of breast cancer do I have?

What type of breast cancer do I have?

Pathology: Although the two most common types of invasive breast cancer are "ductal" and "lobular", there are many less common varieties. However, the most important features are not necessarily the type of breast cancer, but the size, lymph node status, presence/absence of metastatic disease and hormonal/her-2 status of the tumor. ...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 type of ovarian cancer do I have?

What type of ovarian cancer do I have?

Depends on your path: You should discuss your pathology with your doctor. There are different types of ovarian cancer including: borderline tumors (tumors of low malignany potential) and epithelial tumors (papillary serous, mucinous and endometrioid, clear cell, transitional cell, undifferentiated), for example. ...Read more

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What kind of thyroid cancer do I have?

What kind of thyroid cancer do I have?

Depends: There are 4 types of thyroid cancer: papillary, follicular/hurthle cell, medullary and anaplastic. Papillary is most common (75% of all thyroid cancer) so if you have thyroid cancer, this's probably what you have. Anaplastic is very aggressive and is deadly, so you most likely do not have this one. The only way to know is through a thyroid biopsy or surgery. ...Read more

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I am scared that i may have colon cancer or some type of bowel cancer. What do you recommend?

I am scared that i may have colon cancer or some type of bowel cancer. What do you recommend?

Some tests: You don't mention symptoms, but a good start would be a test for occult blood and a cytology exam of the stool. These are very simple tests and are done on an out-patient basis. This may lead to further testing/scans. Seek an exam/consultation with a qualified professional to begin the process. ...Read more

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What can I expect if I have a family history of breast cancer?

What can I expect if I have a family history of breast cancer?

It depends: The risk of breast cancer depends on multiple variables like family history, age, genetics (brca gene), environment (cigarettes, alcohol), diet, etc. Please see this link, and then you should discuss this with your doctor. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/breast-cancer/ds00328/dsection=risk-factors. ...Read more

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What are the types of vulvar cancer? What type of vulvar cancer do I have?

What are the types of vulvar cancer? What type of vulvar cancer do I have?

Squamous, Melanomas: Vulvar malignancies are more rare than some cancers and usually arise from skin (squamous cell) or pigment skin cells (malignant melanoma). The squamous carcinoma is commonly related to the human papilloma virus (hpv) #16. The hpv virus is usually transmitted by sexual contact. Treatment can include biopsy, sometimes surgical removal, freezing, lasar, other methods and evaluation for metastasis. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have any type of cancer growing in my body right now?

How do I know if I have any type of cancer growing in my body right now?

You don't know: You don't know. That is why i recommend you -while you are young- to have a healthy life style, avoid bad habits like smoking, alcohol, illegal substances etc; to keep active, regular exercise, well and healthy balance diet, and update your age approrpiate cancer screening test. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some signs of breast cancer?

I was wondering what are some signs of breast cancer?

Many: Presence of a new lump, an area of unusual thickening, new changes in the nipple such as retraction, inversion, ulceration or discharge, skin changes such as thickening, redness, dimpling, breast swelling, enlarged nodes in the axilla are all signs to raise concerns and need to be evaluated by a health care provider. Mammogram or other breast imaging may also detect findings suggestive of cancer. ...Read more

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What to do if I have some symptoms of breast cancer but I'm young?

What to do if I have some symptoms of breast cancer but I'm young?

See a doctor: You need to be properly evaluated. Cancer is rare at your age but certainly not unheard of. Do it soon. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have cervical cancer? What are the physical symptoms of cervical cancer?

How do I know if I have cervical cancer? What are the physical symptoms of cervical cancer?

Mostly asymptomatic: Early abnormal cervical changes rarely cause symptoms. Thus, a regular pap smear is recommended for early detection. In later stages, abnormal vaginal bleeding , menstrual cycle that is difficult to explain, bleeding with contact (during intercourse or with diaphragm), pain during sex, vaginal discharge. Best to contact your gynecologist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I don't have a family history of cancer but i was worried about whether I have colorectal cancer. So what are my chances of getting colorectal cancer?

I don't have a family history of cancer but i was worried about whether I have colorectal cancer. So what are my chances of getting colorectal cancer?

Under age: 50, about 4/100, 000. After age 50, it goes up sharply. Unless you have ulcerative colitis, multiple polyps, or any condition that increases your chances, you don't need to have a conlonscopy until age 50. ...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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I have a big family history of breast cancer. Is there anything i can do to lower the chances of getting it?

I have a big family history of breast cancer. Is there anything i can do to lower the chances of getting it?

High risk program: It is important to know which members of your family are affected. This will determine if brca genetic testing is needed. I recommend you find a high risk program at a breast center to get a full evaluation and follow up. Once they have obtained all the info, they can recommend specific risk reducing measures. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what do the symptoms of breast cancer look like?

How do I know exactly what do the symptoms of breast cancer look like?

Breast lump: There are not many symptoms for early breast cancer, therefore the benefits of screening mammography are manifested. Patients still come to the office with a chief complaint of a breast lump (even after a normal screening mammogram) which should be evaluated by a breast surgeon on a clinical basis and biopsy done if present. Other symptoms include:bloody nipple discharge, nipple excema, redness/. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a sign of skin cancer?

How do I know if I have a sign of skin cancer?

Info: Examine all lesions for the abcde's of skin cancer: a(asymmetry) one half is not like the other half), b(border) irregular, poorly defined or scalloped border, c(color) multiple colors of tan, brown, dark black, red, white, or blue, d(diameter) greater than 6mm or a pencil eraser, e(evolving) changing in size, shape, or color, or bleeding. ...Read more

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I have carcinoma of ovaries. Can I have chance of recurrence? What kind of food should I avoid in my diet?

I have carcinoma of ovaries. Can I have chance of recurrence?  What kind of food should I avoid in my diet?

Eat what you want: Your food choices aren't going to impact your risk of recurrence, or the progress of your cancer if it is not cured. Websites dedicated to 'food choices' / 'superfoods' for most illnesses are shams by people wanting to appear informed and helpful. You need to find out from your physician what your risks are so you can plan your life -- the odds are well-established for the common types ; stages. ...Read more

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What are chances of getting uterine cancer if I do have a family link to cancer?

What are chances of getting uterine cancer if I do have a family link to cancer?

Depends: Probably little if any increased risk if your mom didn't have uterine or colon cancer. If she had uterine ca diagnosed <45 yrs of age there's increased risk. Roughly 2% of newly diagnosed uterine ca patients have mutation for lynch syndrome which is inherited condition with a high risk for colon ca. The symptom to be aware of is post-menopausal bleeding. This should always be checked by your md. ...Read more

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If kidney cancer runs in my family, what kind of screening do I need?

If kidney cancer runs in my family, what kind of screening do I need?

None: There are no accepted screening tools for kidney cancer. If you have a strong family history, you could get a baseline renal ultrasound done. ...Read more

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What type of breast cancer do I have?

Pathology: Although the two most common types of invasive breast cancer are "ductal" and "lobular", there are many less common varieties. However, the most important features are not necessarily the type of breast cancer, but the size, lymph node status, presence/absence of metastatic disease and hormonal/her-2 status of the tumor. ...Read more

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What is most common type of breast cancer?

Invasive ductal: Invasive ductal carcinoma (otherwise known as infiltrating ductal carcinoma) is the most common type of actual breast cancer. ...Read more

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Which type of breast cancer kills the most women?

Which type of breast cancer kills the most women?

Stage-Dependent: Breast cancer survival is more related to the stage rather than the type (ductal, lobular, medullary, etc). Anatomic staging [email protected] size of the cancer&the presence of lymph node and/or distant organ involvement. Molecular staging looks at the presence or absence of specific tumor markers(estrogen-, progesterone-, her2/neu receptors). The most difficult cancers to rx are those w/metastases. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what type of breast cancer could this be?

Could you tell me what type of breast cancer could this be?

You haven't included: Information about your symptoms. You can clarify and re-ask question. However, if you do have breast cancer - the only reliable course of action is to dialog with your doctor (s). ...Read more

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Is there a type of breast cancer that has more chance of recurrance with time?

Is there a type of breast cancer that has more chance of recurrance with time?

Triple negative: Stage for stage - triple negative (er-, pr-, her2-) has the highest recurrence rate. In general hormonally responsive (er+) tumors have lower recurrence rates. ...Read more

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Is it possible for any type of breast cancer for the symptoms get better or do they continue to get worst?

Is it possible for any type of breast cancer for the symptoms get better or do they continue to get worst?

It depends : Symptoms of breast cancer vary by stage from localized to breast to generalized to body. Some symptoms may fluctuate between better and worse over short intervals of days but they generally slowly progress unless treatment is started. ...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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What type of breast cancer that cause the breast to swell and cause under the armpit to have a painful lump? And does that mean the cancer has spread

What type of breast cancer that cause the breast to swell and cause under the armpit to have a painful lump? And does that mean the cancer has spread

Infiltrating duct: All carcinomas of the breast will eventually metastasize or spread to the axilla. Intraductal lesions in the process of converting are within the duct system, non palpable and wont spread until they become invasive. Swelling occurs when the tumor enlarges but not to the extent seen with inflammatory Ca where the swelling is within the subcutaneous lymphatic system only. ...Read more

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Are there different types of breast cancer?

Are there different types of breast cancer?

Yes w/ongoing evol.: Current thinking has identified different subtypes of breast cancer based on their cellular origin and genetic makeup - luminal (phenobarbital) a, luminal (phenobarbital) b, her2 overexpressing, and basal-like/triple negative. This is beginning to allowed more targetted therapy. Moving forward, molecular analysis and microarray genomic analysis may allow even more specificity. ...Read more

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What are the two main types of breast cancer?

What are the two main types of breast cancer?

Ductal and lobular: The the two common types of breast cancer are ductal and lobular. Lobular cancers start from the groups of cells that produce milk when you have a baby. Ductal cancers start from the cells form the hollow tubes or ducts that carry the milk to the nipple. ...Read more

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Which types of food that can help breast cancer?

Which types of food that can help breast cancer?

Anticancer diet: A pt turned me onto this book with tons of great ideas. Never heard of tumeric before this. Check it out at your library. ...Read more

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How many different types of breast cancer are there?

How many different types of breast cancer are there?

See below: Main types are non-invasive or invasive. Then there can be lobular or ductal forms of these non-invasive (in situ), or invasive cancers. There are then variations of hormone receptor positive or negative, her2/neu positive or negative, and then many variations of cell type, aggressiveness, and dna variations too. ...Read more

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What are the different types of breast cancer and there names?

What are the different types of breast cancer and there names?

A large number: Wikipedia is pretty good on this. It's a major research subject nowadays as well as a big part of a pathologist's job. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/breast_cancer_classification. ...Read more

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Are there certain types of breast cancer that are not hereditary?

Are there certain types of breast cancer that are not hereditary?

Yes: Most breast cancers (85%) are not hereditary and occur in women with no family history of breast cancer. There is a 1 in 9 chance that a woman with no family history of breast cancer will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. ...Read more

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Different types of breast cancer. Are some a lot worse than others?

Different types of breast cancer. Are some a lot worse than others?

Yes: There are several types of breast cancer, and some are worse than others, for instance a sarcomotoid breast cancer is very aggressive nd resistant to treatment. Even within ductal carcinomas (the most common type of breast cancer) we now recognize three separte types, luminal (phenobarbital) a, luminal (phenobarbital) b, and basal, with basal being the most aggressive. ...Read more

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Which type of tests or examinations should be done for breast cancer?

Which type of tests or examinations should be done for breast cancer?

Cancer diagnostics : Most of the time- depending on your oncologist and type / aggression / symptoms of your breast cancer- a patient can get tumor markers with generalized labs, mammogram for the opposite side, x-rays or cts for symptomatic areas (spine or other bones), mris for suspicious lesions, and pet scans for aggressive tumors. On your breast cancer tissue- hormone receptor markers and pathology. ...Read more

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Which type of test is performed for men in detection of breast cancer?

Which type of test is performed for men in detection of breast cancer?

Same as in: Women, mammogram, sometimes mri. Chances of getting breast cancer in males is really low compared with women. ...Read more

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Could you give me some information on different types of breast cancer?

Could you give me some information on different types of breast cancer?

NCI: National cancer institute website (www.Cancer.Gov) has info by cancer type. There are other reputable websites as well. Do not get your info from sites that sound like like "uncle joe's cancer network" not all you read in the web is true. ...Read more

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Is it true that breast cancer is the only type of cancer that is hereditary?

Is it true that breast cancer is the only type of cancer that is hereditary?

No: Breast cancer, ovarian cancer , familial colon adenomatosis polyposis , hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer , multiple endocrine neoplasia ii, multiple endocrine neoplasia i, von hippel-lindau, ; li-fraumeni syndrome can be genetically linked. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Breast Carcinoma (Definition)

Most breast cancers are carcinomas. This is a type of breast cancer. These cancers start in the cells that line organs and tissues. In fact, breast cancers are often a type of carcinoma called adenocarcinoma, which starts in cells that make glands (glandular tissue). Breast adenocarcinomas start in the ducts (the milk ducts) or ...Read more


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Definition)

A condition in which cells lining the inside of the breast grow ...Read more