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White Spots On Areola Breast Cancer
There is a white spot on my breast by my areola. It's not a lump. It's just flat. Does this mean I have breast cancer?
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
Never been pregnant, always had white spots on my nipples and areola. Down side is breast cancer runs in the family. Should I be worried?
Normal: White spots on the nipples and areola are called montgomery tubercles and are normal. ...Read more
Certainly not: Breast cancer almost never presents this way. Some kind of skin problem is far more likely. I would be happy to help you with that if you like. ...Read more
Does my 11 yr old have breast cancer? She says her areola feels like there's a cut on it an her areolas are shiny. I am very worried
I have a small bump on my areola. It has been there for about a month. It has gotten bigger over time. My mom had breast cancer, could I have it too?
Rare: Most lesion of breast origin occur in the parenchyma of the breast itself and appear first on mammo and then as a small palpable lesion. The rarer form of Pagets disease begins In the terminal ducts which ends in the formation of the nipple. Rare for malignancies to appear as a small areola lesion. If it persists or enlarges, bx should be performed. ...Read more
More likely retinal venous occlusion or arterial occlusion
See an opthalmologist for retinal exam ...Read more
The top of my right breast hurts, pain spreads to right armpit. My areola seems to be turning white too. I'm worried that it's breast cancer?
Breast pain: Breast cancer is rare in a 19 year old woman. Other possible causes are breast pain that comes and goes with the monthly cycle, large breasts that pull on the ligaments of the breasts or even chest wall muscle pain. Chest wall pain is often 1-sided, burning and occurs from overuse of those muscles by skiing, rowing, cycling, swimming or other activities that strain the pectoral muscles. ...Read more
I am 47yrs, good health. I never get spots but 2/3 weeks ago ulcer appeared under left breast is it almost certainly breast cancer? Straight answer pse
See your MD ASAP: It is not possible to tell what is going on from your description. You will need to have a history and physical exam and likely a mammogram if you have not had one. You md will decide if it is something limited to the skin or something directly involving the breast. This should not wait go to you md asap. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Blood spots rash under skin on left breast at the bottom and it itches a little. I am scared to death. Can this be breast cancer?
Probably not: This sounds more like a heat rash or contact dermatitis and not cancer. However, if it does not resolve quickly, you should see your physician. You are young but inflammatory breast cancer typically presents as a skin redness and inflammation and can progress rapidly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a rash on my left areola for months & fungal creams do not work. I have been told to go to a breast cancer clinic. What will they do there?
Biopsy: Questionable Paget's disease of the nippleGet a more detailed answer ›
Pet scan in jan 2013 showed 4 cancerous nodules in lungs from breast cancer. New pet scan july 2013 - lung spots no longer metabolically active; does this mean they are no longer cancerous?
Favorable Response: Pet provides the benefit of early identification of ineffective chemotherapy, particularly metastatic breast cancer, as various alternative treatment options are available & allows patients to be spared the toxicities of ineffective treatments. Complete metabolic response is a great prognostic indicator with significantly increased overall survival compared to patients showing no response. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hormone sensitive breast cancer 7 yrs ago; 3 small spots w breast cancer cells in lungs just showed; now using femara; should I stop using astaxanthin?
Astaxanthin: I will recommend stopping astaxanthin which is a carotenoid but also a potent antioxidant. How Femara (letrozole) or Letrozole interacts with this compound and because of the super radical and antioxidant effects it can potentially make Femara (letrozole) less effective is possible. There is no proven benefit of this in breast cancer. Hopefully this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The skin around my areola turned brown. I'm 18 and never been pregnant. I highly doubt I am pregnant since I'm on birth control. My grandma has breast cancer. Should I be worried about it?
No need to worry: Increases in estrogen levels can cause increased pigmentation in the arealae and genital area. Estrogen levels do increase during the teen years, so that is the probably answer. You might still check for pregnancy because birth control pills do not always prevent pregnancy (failure rate of 1-3%) but it is unlikely. Breast cancer in an 18 year old woman is distinctly unlikely-- you need not worry. ...Read more
What can cause swelling below the areola (besides inflammatory breast cancer)? No redness, pain, etc. Swollen nodes, but have been battling an infection.
Fibrocystic changes: Swelling below the areoal is ususally from benign causes. Inflammatory breast carcinoma is a lesion of the subcutaneous lymphatics of breast infiltrated with Ca. The breast becomes swollen and erytenatous with the edges of the lesion elevated. A 3D mammo or MRI of breast can resolve the issue. Bx is necessary to RO inflammatory Ca which can be lethal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have scalp pain in different spots that comes & goes. Derma dr gave me fluocinonide & I am also a 10 year breast cancer survivor. Pain burns & itchy?
What diagnosis?: You saw the appropriate specialist, a Dermatologist, for facial burning. It's very hard to diagnose dermatological disorders without seeing you in person. So, until you have strong contradictory evidence, trust your treating dermatologist and follow her/his treatment advice. Good luck! ...Read more
I am 17 years old and a dark spot appeared on my breast and I wanna know if it may be something dangerous or a breast cancer?
I m 18 years old. I have White spot around breast. But it didn't bothered me at all till now. Is this symptom of breast cancer?
I have this sore hard spot in between my breast. Its not right in the middle, moreout. Is this usually a sign of breast cancer, should I be concerned?
Although I wouldn't: Jump to the conclusion that you have breast cancer- I would also encourage you to have it medically evaluated. ...Read more
Occurs when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. Often curable if found early and treated effectively with surgery, hormonal therapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapy, or a combination thereof. Early detection before the malignancy becomes large enough to be felt depends on mammography/sonography and MRI imaging of the breast ...Read more
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