Breast cancer definition

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Avatar n tn Hi, I understand your concern regarding your breast surgery margin. There is not a standard definition of how wide a margin there must be during breast surgery. The “clear margin” has to be, 1-2 millimeter and sometimes even smaller than that. It is best that you check with your attending physician for proper evaluation. Take care and regards.
Avatar f tn Architectural distortion by itself is not a diagnosis of breast cancer. It just means that the tissue in the breast has been altered or disturbed. Microcalcification is a normal part of the aging process.In some situations, they can form around cancerous or precancerous conditions.If the calcifications are numerous, scattered throughout the breast, or large there tends to be less concern.
Avatar n tn Breast conserving therapy (BCT): lumpectomy (removal of cancerous lump and Small margin of surrounding normal tissue) and axillary node dissection (removal of underarm lymph nodes) followed by radiation Or modified radical mastectomy (removal of the affected breast) and axillary node dissection. Good luck to your sister!!
Avatar n tn CCF-RN,MSN-JS, Mon, Oct 15, 2001 Dear SisterSuz, Metastatic breast cancer that has spread to the pancreas would be treated as breast cancer. The goals of treatment for breast cancer that has metastasized are focused toward controlling the disease and preventing or treating symptoms of the disease rather than cure of the disease.
Avatar n tn I am 52 yrs. old and always had good health, until diagnosed with breast cancer. My tumor was 5 cm. before chemo treatment. I had 4 treatments of adriamycin and 2 taxotere, then surgery. (I am scheduled to have the remaining 2 treatments of taxotere.) Pathologist report showed I responded well to chemo, and shrunk tumor to under 2cm. I had 9 lymph nodes with microscopic cancer cells. None outside the node walls. ER/PR were both negative. I will also have 5 weeks of radiation.
Avatar f tn For your reference there is one study, which suggests that the prognosis remains the same in Breast Cancer patients generally and Breast Cancer patients post RT for Hodgkins. You can access the abstract of this Stanford study at pubmed: You may find the complete article on Jouran of Clinical oncology:
627145 tn?1230309226 It can go to bone, lung, liver and intestines, so even if it does not spread locally, it can still spread elsewhere. In fact, MOST breast cancer spreads to areas distant from the original cancer.
Avatar f tn Often minor ductal and periductal inflammation is present. The lesion is in some cases very difficult to distinguish from breast cancer. Patients usually present with a distinct firm mass mostly in the subareolar region. It occurs on average 2 years and almost exclusively up to 6 years after pregnancy, usual age range is 17 to 42 years. Use of hormonal contraceptives, prolactin raising medications and hyperprolactinemia have been implicated in the pathogenesis or as predisposing factors.
Avatar n tn How likely is it that this is cancer? If it was cancer would it be early, and would it be a recurrence or a new cancer? My oncologist says they are extremely cautious and if they said wait for 6 mos. I should just let it go but I'm not sure I can without worrying constantly. Thank you so much for answering these questions.
Avatar n tn my wife was diagnosed with stage 1, grade 3 breast cancer at the age of 31. She's had chemotherapy and a lumpectomy and is currently on regular (four times a year) check ups with so far no signs of recurrence. Because of the disparity between stage and grade we have had some conflicting and uncertain answers about survival rate over 5, 7 and/or 10 years. Could someone please clarify the rate of survival and likelihood of recurrence in Stage 1, Grade 3?
Avatar n tn Malignant pleural effusion can occur as a result of many different types of malignancy and indicates that the cancer has spread to the area around the lung. In an individual with a prior history of breast cancer, metastatic recurrence of breast cancer would be the most common cause of a malignant effusion. If there is a question, comparison of the malignant cells with the pathology from the original cancer can be helpful.
Avatar f tn In the classic definition of inflammatory breast cancer, cancer cells are seen in the lymph channels under the skin. A punch skin biopsy may be done in selective cases, however the initial diagnosis of inflammatory breast cancer is usually made with other techniques. Decisions about any further evaluation would need to be determined based on findings of your tests/examinations.
1225178 tn?1318984204 In popular usage, it refers to antineoplastic drugs used to treat cancer or the combination of these drugs into a cytotoxic standardized treatment regimen. In its non-oncological use, the term may also refer to antibiotics (antibacterial chemotherapy). In that sense, the first modern chemotherapeutic agent was Paul Ehrlich's arsphenamine, an arsenic compound discovered in 1909 and used to treat syphilis.
Avatar f tn or I could be on the verge of major breast cancer.....any thoughts, I've lost 2 best friends from breast cancer, they fought to the end, they were multilated, sick, tired, and certainly the quality of life was horrible. So maybe I should just ignor the whole thing and when God wants me - guess I'm all his... Thoughts. I'm 61 - product of the 60's and WoodStock and feel 25.......
Avatar n tn In the classic definition of inflammatory breast cancer, cancer cells are seen in the lymph channels under the skin. So IBC is technically invasive ductal cancer (IDC) with the addition of cancer cells being seen in the lymph channels under the skin.
Avatar n tn At my most recent mammogram, where they used the magnifier to confirm) I was diagnosed w/ breast calcifications in the right side at nine o'clock. A biopsy was reccommended based on the fact that they clustered and that borders were not even. Is it abosulutely neccessary to rush into the biopsy, or possible to work on reducing the calcifications, and then go back and have another mammogram to see if the spots are still there?
Avatar n tn But the other cyst when they tried to aspire it, nothing came out, it was thick and solid, so when the biopsy came back unfortunately it was breast cancer. So what I'm getting at is I think its great that they said it was a simple cysts on the ultrasound. My doctors have always said simple cysts are benign. I am also very lumpy. I think it's great that your doctor is being proactive in aspiring the cyst. It's best to be safe then sorry later. Your doctor is just being careful.
Avatar f tn I am 20 years old and never have had any issues with my health and I do not have any breast cancer on either sides of my family. I went to the gynecologist about a month ago and she pointed out an slight indent on my left breast on my areola right underneath my nipple, there is no lump at all and no other abnormalities. I do naturally have lumpy breast.
Avatar n tn Dear kkid, Decisions regarding recommendations for adjuvant treatment for breast cancer (treatment given after surgery to try to prevent or minimize the growth of microscopic deposits of tumor cells that might grow into a recurrent tumor) is based on several factors. Even if it is an early stage cancer considering the size of the tumor, other features of the tumor may increase concern for spread of cancer.
Avatar n tn She now has another lump, lobular cancer, estimated to be about 3 to 5 cms, and will have the breast removed in early January. Most of her friends who had Chemotherapy are now dead, and Chemo killed her 37 year old brother in 1975, via MD Anderson as a follow-up to his colon cancer. So my wife has strong feelings about the value of Chemotherapy. In our research we are unable to find any reports or data on survival rates when there was no Chemotherapy or radiation after surgery.
Avatar n tn In May of 2003 I noticed a lump under my left armpit (same side as mastectomy, It dis not go away and in Sept of 2003 after a ultrasound discovered the lump was malignant I had 12 lymph nodes removed, 10 were malignant and I was diagnosed with stage 4 |Breast Cancer Now I am taking dense dosage chemo. How could this have happened? I was told with DCIS after a mastectomy I had nothing to worry about,that there was no chances of it spreading.I am very confused as no one can give me any answers.
Avatar n tn I was told that I have a 3mm cyst in left breast. I had ovarian cancer stage 1c 2 years ago. I am a liitle worried about having a cyst in my breast since I had a hysterectomy and I was under the impression that when you menstruate cysts come and go. Since I am 52 years old and do not menstruate anymore I am worried that this cyst will grow. Could this cyst be removed? Do I have anything to worry about?
Avatar f tn A hardened lump could be just dead tissue, an enlarged or infected gland, or breast cancer. Only examination by your doctor, with a mammogram and ultrasound will give you an idea of what it is, and a doctor would probably want to do a fine needle biopsy just to be sure whether it is cancer or not. 80% of lumps are benign. I am a 3yr cancer survivor, bilateral mastectomy, 2 rounds reconstruction. No chemo, no radiation, oral chemo will total 5 years. Side effects difficult but doable.
Avatar n tn last year i had breast reduction surgery. i just had a sono because of a small bump on the area around nipple that was cut. i was told i had a cyst with debre "probably from breast reduction cut" i was told to come back in 6 months to recheck. , said it appears benign.. 2 radiologist checked sono and mammo. i feel like 6 months is so long for a recheck,, is this normal procedure? and what is cyst with debre?? thank you. p.s will it turn to cancer??
Avatar n tn My ultrasound states I have cysts. I am confused. I am at greater risk for breast cancer? Also it says in my ultrasound that small dilated ductes are notied in the retroareolar region? Can you tell me what this means? I have no discharge. The surgeon never mentioned any of this?
Avatar n tn Neither my mom nor any of my sisters have had breast cancer. I am 46 years old. I have a slight cough for about a month do you think that is related?
Avatar n tn In the classic definition of inflammatory breast cancer, cancer cells are seen in the lymph channels under the skin. Confirmation of a diagnosis of IBC is done through biopsy. IBC may be thought to be an infection (similar signs and symptoms) and when treated with antibiotics there is no improvement in symptoms. A reddened area could mean many things; the skin on the breast is like skin anywhere on the body and can be susceptible to many types of irritations.
Avatar n tn I am 48 years old and no family history of breast cancer but there is a history of others types cancer. Should I be worried and is there anything that I can do to help get rid of this cyst and nodule?
Avatar n tn Dear Paul, Sorry to borther you. I really need your help. My wife's insurance company said they will not pay for the benefit because my wife's case does not fit with their definition of "Cancer". Their definition of Cancer is "Cancer is defined as a focal autonomous new growth of abnormal cells which has resulted in the invasion of normal tissues.