Nonpalpable breast tumor shows up on ultrasound so does that makeprognosis worse?

No. The goal of imaging is to find abnormalities too small to be felt. Generally, early detection of a smaller lesion will allow for a wider range of treatment options and a better prognosis.
No. In general, we can feel a lump if it is about 1 cm or more.When the mass is nonpalpable but shows up on ultrasound-that means to me that the size of the tumor perhaps in mm- which means-hopefully it is in the early stage- if the tumor is confirmed to be cancerous.Prognosis will also depend on the biology of the cancer in addition to the size/stage. Discuss in detail with md when all info available.
No. The prognosis for your breast cancer depends on the tumor's size, its markers (er, pr, her2), its grade, and how far it has spread. Being able to see a tumor on ultrasound means it is big enough to see, but that's all. It doesn't mean anything for your prognosis, good or bad. I think the hardest time during a breast cancer diagnosis is waiting to get all the information. Hang in there!
No. But if the. Mass cannot be felt or seen on mammography, it tends to grow larger before it is found, and this correlates with invasive lobular carcinoma that accounts for about 15% of breast cancer. These are usually found later, called "puff balls" like cotton under skin, and are best seen by u/s.

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Breast tumor shows up on ultrasound. Can it be bad if no one had felt it?

Could be. Our fingers in general can feel something that is approximately around 1cm or more. Smaller lesions-especially if that is located really deep inside the breast'd be harder to feel. That is why screening mammogram is needed to be done. Whether it is bad or not- that will depend on different factors - not only just the size. Follow up is a must. If that looks suspicious, a biopsy will be needed. Read more...
Need bx to be sure. Ultrasound characteristics can suggest benign versus malignant in appearance but the most definitive diagnosis is always made by a pathology evaluation of a tissue sample (core needle biopsy). Ultrasound is an extension of the physical examination allowing one to get additional information about an area palpated or seen on other imaging (i.e. Mmgs, bmri) that may be too small or deep to be felt. Read more...
Yes. Both malignancies and benign lesions start out small and grow. Size (by itself) cannot discriminate between benign and malignant breast lesions. Radiographic characteristics can point you in the right direction, but one needs a tissue biopsy to be sure. Read more...

How does a breast tumor look like in ultrasound?

Solid. Breast nodule with irregular edges can be a sign of concern. Benign cysts are fluid filled with well circumscribed edges. Benign fibrocystic nodules are solid with smooth edges. Read more...
Deeper than wide. Breast cancers on us usually have the appearance of being deeper than wide, are hypoechoic, indicating they are solid, and frequently have irregular borders. They are also not compressible. Read more...

Is malignant breast tumor may decrease in size? I've had 2 breast ultrasounds with 19 days interval. The lesion decrease from 2.78 x2.3 to 1.2 x. 9

Decrease tumor in si. yes .the tumor size may decrease with treatment. or if there is associated inflammation or infection of the tumor and the inflammation improved. Read more...
Not cancer. The rule for any malignancy in the body is that if left alone it will grow on you. A tumor, especially of breast origin can not decrease by almost 50% and still represent a malignant process unless under the influence of a chemotherapeutic or immunotherapeutic process. The lesion must for the most part be an inflammatory process. in this case a fibrocytic process. Read more...

I had breast enlargement with silicon implant now I feel something wrong in my left breast, does ultrasound enough to discover breast tumor?

Depends. It depends on what your doctor feels on their examination. If the ultrasound findings do correlate with your doctor's examination, and the ultrasound finds a benign process, then ok. If the physical exam is more concerning, then sometimes mammogram and breast MRI are indicated. Review your ultrasound findings with your doctor, who may need to discuss with the radiologist if you need more testing. Read more...
Depends. If the ultrasound detects the lesion you are describing, they may be able to biopsy the lesion to see if this is malignant. In the unfortunate event that this a tumor, based on your age, you will likely need an MRI of the breast in addition to a mammogram. Make sure you see a doctor who can help determine what the next necessary steps will be. Read more...
Start with mammogram. The gold standard in screening is a mammogram. You should have a mammogram first. Mri is also useful in detected whether you have a silicone leak from the implant. Read more...

Is it possible to have a breast tumor causing upper back pain deep in right shoulder for over 2 years? Mamagram ok. Ultrasound right breast ok? Spine

Unlikely. If your mammogram and ultrasound show no tumor then this is unlikely. A shoulder xray or ct scan might help find cause, but tumor very low probability. Hope it gets better soon! Read more...
Other causes too. It is difficult to provide an answer only with the information provided. If you have chronic back pain, my advise is to make an appointment with a physician. Certain tumors can metastatize to the spine. If you have no history of cancer, there are more common explanations for your pain. A history of tumor would require additional investigations (mri, others, depending on the clinical circumstance). Read more...

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. Read more...
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. Read more...

Is removing a breast tumor dangerous?

Not usually. All surgery has some risk, but in general breast cancer surgery is very safe. It is certainly much safer than not having such surgery when there is a diagnosis of suspected or proven cancer. Risks include bad reactions to anesthesia and infection, but both of these are very rare. Thousands of such operations are done without complications every year. Read more...

How can you tell if you have a breast tumor?

See a doctor. You cannot tell without getting a physical examination with a doctor & scheduling a mammogram with possible breast ultrasound. Sometimes further testing with needle biopsy may be indicated. Read more...
Mammogram, etc. The best test to screen for breast cancer is a mammogram. Most organizations in the us recommend beginning this at age 40, unless one is at high risk. This may be supplemented by yearly physician examination and monthly breast self-examination. Read more...

Are there any herbs to shrink a breast tumor?

Yes. Tamoxifen is a medication that is derived from a natural plant. Taking the natural plant alone is not effective in treating breast cancer. This would be the most reliable example of an herb that can be used to treat breast cancer. Read more...
NO. If this is cancer, there are no herbs available. The proven methods of chemotherapy, radiation, hormonal therapy and surgery are the standard of care and the reasons why so many women are survivors. This can be an overwhelming and scary time but seek out a team of doctors who will provide standard of care options and listen to your fears and concerns. Read more...