Can fat necrosis develop into breast cancer?

Not at all. Fat necrosis is a result of trauma to the breast, sometimes so minor that you may not even remember the event. Lump develops but usually there is a history of black and blue bruising for a short period of time. Generally, the lump decreases in size over a period of time and disappears entirely, though this may take several weeks or months. There is no risk of cancer.
No. Fat necrosis does not become breast cancer. Sometimes fat necrosis can look concerning enough on a mammogram to be biopsied. The calcifications and scarring from the necrosis can, at times, resemble breast cancer. However, once proven, fat necrosis is a benign diagnosis.

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Do fat men get breast cancer?

Yes. Any man, fat or thin, can get breast cancer, although the lifetime risk is only 1:1000. High-fat diets have been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, however I am unaware of any study that has shown any increase breast cancer risk in obese men as compared to other men. Read more...
Yes. Obesity is linked to a higher risk of breast cancer. Fat cells can actually make estrogen, even in men, and increased estrogen levels are associated with breast cancer. So although breast cancer is quite rare in men, obese men are more likely to develop breast cancer, just like obese women. And exercise is associated with a decreased risk of breast cancer... So get moving! Read more...
Yes. Any man can have breast cancer but, like other colleagues said, is more frequent in obese men. The rate is 1 men with breast cancer for every 100 women with it. Read more...

What types of breast cancer cause thick skin?

Could be. Any type of an invasive breast cancer such as ductal or loblular carcinoma that can cause skin edema. Marked red skin swelling can also be seen in the rare form of inflammatory breast cancer. Read more...
Inflammatory. Inflammatory breast carcinoma can cause rednes, swelling and thickening of the breast skin. Other types of breast cancer may also invade the subcutaneous or dermal tissue resulting in thickening of the skin. There are also noncancerous causes for skin thickening. Definitely breast evaluation by a breast care specialist is advisable.. Read more...

Describe the features of breast fat necrosis.?

Painless lump. Fat necrosis of the breast often occurs after injury to the breast tissue. It typically causes a painless lump within the breast. If you have a lump in your breast, you should consider seeing a doctor to determine the cause. Read more...
Breast fat necrosis. Fat necrosis in the breast may occur following surgery. If this is suspected, an imaging study may be performed such as ultrasound, a mammogram or an mri. Read more...

Is there a cure for breast fat necrosis?

Depends on cause. Fat necrosis due to trauma to the fat usually heals by itself, though it is a slow process. Fat necrosis can also be part of systemic illness, e.g., diabetes and pancreatitis, in which case the underlying issue needs to be addressed. If it is traumatic fat necrosis, you may need to the address your or your partner's behavior. Read more...
No. A single patch of breast fat necrosis will leave a lump and a bit of deformity, which may be diagnosed on biopsy and/or removed surgically. It is unlikely to be due to any systemic disease, but dr. Singh is very wise to ask about injury. Read more...

What does fat necrosis (not of breast or newborn) look like?

Panniculitis. Fat necrosis is inflammation of the subcutaneous fat-presents with inflammatory nodules or plaques presents as a wide variety of conditions infection,external insults,malignancy and inflammatory disease. Read more...

How long should a fat necrosis breast lump persist?

Until taken out. Fat necrosis is a common occurrence wherever there are deposits of fat. There may be prior injury. The damaged tissue provokes an inflammatory response with scarring. The appearance can mimic breast cancer but is not a cause of cancer. Small lesions may resolve but most require removal if troublesome. Read more...