Breast Cancer. I assume that either your question or the pathology report contained this typo: cancerous changes means that the breast tumor is malignant. Whoever ordered and/or performed the biopsy is in the best position to explain all the details of the report--looking at 2 words alone can be misleading.
Cancer. It means cancer. Should remove it. Www. Drlugo. Com.
Need more info. "cancerous change" can mean many things. There are different pre-cancerous changes seen on breast biopsies, such as ADH (vasopressin) or alh (atypical ductal or atypical lobular hyperplasia). There are early cancers called dcis or lcis (ductal carcinoma in situ or lobular carcinoma in situ). Hopefully this is nothing, but we need more information. Make sure to follow-up with your doctor!
Need more info. This is a vague report. I recommend you speak with your doctor to get a full explanation of what this means. It certainly will require additional imaging and a surgical procedure. If your doctor was this vague, I highly recommend that you get second opinion from a breast specialist or a breast cancer center. Be sure to take someone with you to help listen to the information.
Can they tell if a breast tumor is cancerous on a ultrsound? He said it may be a adenoma. I'm waiting on a biopsy. Whats the likelyhood of cancer?
Need a biopsy. However, breast tumors that are quite round without projections are much more likely to be benign fibroadenomas than something nasty. You still need to have the tumor, or a bit of it, sent to the pathologist. I hope that regardless of the diagnosis that you get a good outcome, and if it is benign, that you continue surveillance.
Imaging does. Not tell histology -- what it looks like under the microscope. There are certain imaging findings, such as filled with notvery complex fluid, that points to benignancy.
Thanx in advance ur all a blessing, what can be found in a punch biopsy, doc thinks tumor in back is my breast cancer spreading?
Tissue diagnosis. Hopefully the "punch" biopsy will obtain enough cells to identify the source of the tumor on your back and I pray that it isn't a return of your breast cancer in a distant place. A Pathology doctor will look at those cells under the microscope and give your MD an answer. (and in turn you as well.)
? Cancer in skin? A "punch biopsy" by definition means removing a very small (1/16-1/8") circle of skin, and a tiny amount of fat underneath it. The reason for doing so is redness or a "rash" that spreads onto the chest, neck, back, or lower abdomen and RARELY can be the return of breast cancer, confined to the skin. This biopsy does not go deeper, and is done by numbing the skin. Good luck to you!
Variable. Hopefully 2 days, but often 4 or 5. May take longer if the pathology is confusing and the pathologist needs to do specialized stains. Some breast centers get results overnight, but this requires very tight logistics and is not the norm in most places.
Breast biopsy. Usually the wait us only a few days, less than a work week.
Variable. It varies by facility and resources available. 2-5 days would be the general range. Some facilities may get results the next day. You can call around to different facilities and ask.
I've got a breast tumor. Had a ultrasound. Now waiting on biopsy. He said it probably was a adenoma. I've got one on my pituitary gland also. Cancer?
Ubknown. I would need much more information. A breast "adenoma" is probably meant to be a benign (non-cancerous) fibroadenoma ; would not be related to a pituitary adenoma. The biopsy will give you the information you need.
Likely these. Are unrelated...Pituitary adenomas are less common and more interesting -- can make hormones or cause "pressure"...No one can tell breast lesions until they are biopsied, but u/s gives much better clues than mammo's.
Are breast tumor, cyst and cancer have same symptoms? Tumor has similar but which does cancer have that tumors don't carry?
Yes and No. Cyst are filled with fluids. Tumors can be solid and cystic. There are Benign cysts, in the breasts and can be cyclical. Follow the Menstrual Cycle. Some times cysts are painless. If there is any lump you feel in your breasts it is best to get examined and et your MD's advise.
The most common. Symptom that distinguishes a malignant tumor from a benign tumor in terms of constitutional symptoms is weight loss. However that typically doesn't happen until disease is advanced in breast cancer. That's why doctors are so vigilant about investigating even probable benign tumors of the breast. The most important thing that determines success in treatment of breast cancer is early detection.
Lumps. Tumor is a nonspecific term for a growth which may be benign or malignant. Malignant tumors grow and often spread while benign tumors may grow but don't spread to distant tissues. A cyst is a fluid filled growth which is usually benign. Even benign breast tumors and cysts may cause pain and tenderness and may require surgery.
No. While some lumps may feel more worrisome to a trained professional, it is easy to get fooled. The only way to differentiate a benign lump from a malignant one is by looking at tissue under a microscope, a biopsy. This can be safely and easily performed under local anesthesia either in your breast doctor's office or a breast center.
Can be difficult. There are features that suggest cancer rather than a benign mass such as hardness, lack of mobility, irregularity, and proximity to other structures. Most cancer cannot even be felt. Mammography, ultrasound, or MRI can also suggest a cancer, but only a biopsy of the tissue can determine that for sure.
No. No, you can not tell whether it is benign or malignant tumor by feeling the tumor. Only biopsy and direct visualization under microscope are the only thing that can differentiate whether it is benign or malignant.