Can inflammatory breast cancer get worse and better?

Depends on stage. It is an aggressive disease. There is no stages 1 or 2. It is either stage 3 or 4 at diagnosis. For stage 3, chemotherapy is usually given first, follwed by surgery, then radiation therapy. Hormonal therapy if er+. Yes, patients may be cured with proper treatment, but many do have recurrence. For stage 4, patients may do well on chemo initially but in all the cancer will progress eventually.

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Do chemo treatments for breast cancer get progressively better or worse?

Yes & yes. Some side effects like neuropathy, fatigue or blood count issues can be cumulative with subsequent cycles. Some have a perceptual component and patients may perceive them as worse (if they dreadfully anticipate them) or better (as they get used to them and know what to expect). It varies a lot. Read more...
Usually worse. Patients usually feel more side effects as chemotherapy progresses. This is a general rule but you might be different. Positive thinking and stress reduction are helpful. Read more...

Please explain who do I contact to get checked for breast cancer?

See any primary. Care provider or community clinic and get a history and physical. Many communities have free or low cost screening programs. Given your age, a screening mammogram would be the usual next step, assuming the history and physical did not reveal anything concerning. Then see what the mammogram results are. You should perform breast self exam every month in the shower - ask your doctor for instruction. Read more...

If I were to get my breasts removed would I still be able to get breast cancer?

Yes. Women at high genetic risk for breast cancer who opt for prophylactic mastectomies still have a small rate of breast cancer. If there is quite a bit of breast cancer in your family, especially early, you may want to be tested for BRCA mutations. It's most important for you to know, however, that death from breast cancer is uncommon among women who self-examine faithfully & get screened. Read more...
Unlikely. If all your breast tissue was completey removed it would be less likely you would get breast cancer. Please speak with your parents first if this is your intention. Read more...
Breast cancer. Removal of healthy breasts in a fully developed woman essentially prevents one from getting breast cancer. It is possible that small amounts of breast tissue remain unless the underlying pectorals muscle is removed. In the above case one assumes that there is no abnormal tissue in the breasts before removal. Read more...

What do you suggest if I have heard that guys can get breast cancer, how is this and if so what are the signs?

It's very rare. Hello- if you have a strong family history of cancer you may need to see a genetic counselor. A lump in the breast tissue (pecs) is the most common presenting sign. Usually there are no other symptoms. Men should examine the area and alert an md if a lump is found. Most lumps are not cancer (especially in men) but they should be checked out. Read more...

Are you able to examine your own prostate? And my nan has had breast cancer so should I get examined?

See your doctor. It is not a good idea to try to examine your own prostate, let your doctor do it. Breast caner in males is rare and you could do self examination to see if there are any lumps, nipple discharge, discoloration, edema or rash. Read more...
No way. The prostate is far inside the anus. It can be hard even for a physician to examine. Don't even think of trying to examine it yourself. It would not mean anything to you even if you could reach it. Read more...

How soon can I get pregnant after breast cancer?

Need more info. You need to consult with your oncologist and obstetrician. It depends on your stage of breast cancer and how well you have responded to treatment. Read more...
No clear evidence. Know the hormone status of your tumor and see a medical oncologist. After completing all cancer treatments a wait of at least 6 months seems to be a minimum. Read more...
Depends. I am an oncologist. Getting pregnant after breast cancer has to depend on so many things like what surgey u had, will u get chemo etc. Pls provide those details and will be happy to help u. Read more...