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Describe the features of a breast cancer.?

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Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics
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In brief: Possibilities?

Hi, I am going to answer this based on a patient's own observations not what could be detected by a mammogram ultrasound, mri, biopsy.
Any lump in your breast nontender or tender (could be either), inverted or change in nipple, nipple discharge esp one sided, different "feelings" in one breast more than another, lumps in armpits, or above your collarbone, rashes on your breasts, painful nipples-more.

In brief: Possibilities?

Hi, I am going to answer this based on a patient's own observations not what could be detected by a mammogram ultrasound, mri, biopsy.
Any lump in your breast nontender or tender (could be either), inverted or change in nipple, nipple discharge esp one sided, different "feelings" in one breast more than another, lumps in armpits, or above your collarbone, rashes on your breasts, painful nipples-more.
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Dr. Marci Dietrich
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Dr. Eric Wang
In terms of clinical features, it is important to note that many breast cancers have NO CLINICAL SYMPTOMS. As such, it is recommended to perform monthly self breast exam and yearly mammograms starting at age 40, or 10 years earlier than the diagnosis of breast or ovarian cancer in a primary relative.
3 doctors agree

In brief: Variable

If one gets a breast cancer, hopefully it would be found on a mammogram before any mass becomes felt in the breast.
There are 2 main types of invasive breast cancer, lobular and ductal. There is also non-invasive in situ cancer. Breast cancer can spread to lymph nodes. Surgery is used to remove the lump in small cancers, chemotherapy is sometimes needed. Mastectomy surgery is not used as commonly.

In brief: Variable

If one gets a breast cancer, hopefully it would be found on a mammogram before any mass becomes felt in the breast.
There are 2 main types of invasive breast cancer, lobular and ductal. There is also non-invasive in situ cancer. Breast cancer can spread to lymph nodes. Surgery is used to remove the lump in small cancers, chemotherapy is sometimes needed. Mastectomy surgery is not used as commonly.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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