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Avatar n tn Hi there I recommend that you monitor the pain and itching closely by keeping a journal Take note of whether the pain correlates to your menstrual cycle (if this is applicable) and if the pain increases or decreases over the next few weeks Look for any signs of redness on your breast or any visible lumps as there are more aggressive types of breast cancer that can cause pain, itching and rapid changes (Metaplastic and Inflammatory) These carcinomas are very rare, so please be reassured that
Avatar m tn Hi, I have never heard of a "Benign" breast "Cancer". If she has cancer then it could not be benign. Please ask your girlfriend,if she so desires, to post in this Forum herself with more detailed information concerning her situation and we will certainly try to help her the best way we can. With the information you have provided here,we cannot figure out what is really going on with your friend. Thank you...
2193335 tn?1339370806 My cat, Lucy, has just been diagnosed with breast cancer. The vet recommend to operate her and remove all her glands on one side, then have chemo. Lucy is a persian female cat of 14 years old. She is still kicking and happy. We don't know what is the best thing to do. She does not handle vet's visits very well and she gets stressed. After the biopsie only, it took her 5 days to get back to normal. Does anybody go through it? How was your cat with it?
Avatar n tn Hard to read but the bottom line appears to be that this type of breast cancer is rare and aggressive. You might try some breast cancer organization sites for treatment options and more info. Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Breast Bryan T. Hennessy, Savitri Krishnamurthy, Sharon Giordano, Thomas A. Buchholz, Shu W. Kau, Zhigang Duan, Vicente Valero, Gabriel N. Hortobagyi From the Departments of Breast Medical Oncology, Pathology, and Radiation Therapy, The University of Texas M.D.
Avatar n tn Most reports say that estrogen alone does not cause breast cancer, but if one does get the cancer, the estrogen feeds it and makes it gtow faster. Guess that is what happened to me. My cancer showed up between yearly mammograms. It was aggressive lobular, 5 CM , 14 nodes positive, making it stage 3. I am in treatment now (Chemo) and doing fine. After my mastectomy---All my tests, xrays, scans, showed no cancer there. I hope you do well also. Hang in There!
Avatar f tn I had grade 3 dcis &idc, er and pr postive breast cancer last year. I have tried Arimidex, Tamoxifen, and Femera with no luck. Now the dr would like to do a total hysterectomy. I am 45 and stopped having periods 3 years ago. Is this beneficial or not?
517119 tn?1285874992 However I do think it is wrong of you to start nit picking at someone else's positive comments when the focus should be on trying to support a fellow sufferor of breast cancer and help her get through the treatment over the coming months. I wish you a long life and happiness and pray that you remain BC free like all of us hope.
380558 tn?1309045987 When you guys get a chance, EVERYONE, please read what I had placed in my journal- someone brought it to my attention that I need to post something in regards to the disease of addiction and recovery- you just may find this VERY interesting!
347645 tn?1283224342 I AM TRYING TO BEAT THIS BEAST INSIDE MY BODY THAT IS TRYING TO TAKE MY LIFE AND MY FAITH. I HAD A DOUBLE MASCETOMY AND I AM HAVING THE RECONSTUCTIVE SURGERY. MY SURGERY IS NOT HEALING WELL SO THERFORE THEY CAN'T DO ANYTHING NO CHEMO AND NO SALINE PUT IN MY EXPANDERS. I AM AT A STANDSTILL AT THIS POINT...I FEEL SO UGLY AND FEEL MY FAITH TRYING TO SLIP I WON'T LET THAT HAPPEN. I LOVE THE LORD TO MUCH AND I DO THANK HIM FOR SAVING MH LIFE.
Avatar f tn In addition to these uncomfortable conditions, having chronically unhealthy or diseased gums could raise your risk of breast cancer by a factor of 11, according to a study conducted by the Journal of Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. Having missing molars (due to gum disease or caries) could also increase your risk. Preliminary research has also shown that measuring the levels of protein in saliva may be able to detect breast cancer early on.
Avatar f tn Hello. I am sorry to hear of your diagnosis of breast cancer. It must be very difficult coming to terms with your new diagnosis. I assume you are not suffering with decompensated cirrhosis or End-Stage Liver Disease? Cancer should be the focus of your medical treatments and your mind.I am not sure what stage of breast cancer you were diagnosed with, but cancer is the biggest threat, NOT hep C or even liver disease.
Avatar m tn Michelle Holmes of Harvard Medical School, who led the study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Breast cancer survivors who take aspirin regularly may be less likely to have their cancer return or die from the disease, U.S. researchers reported Tuesday. http://www.newsmaxhealth.com/headline_health/aspirin_death_breast_canc/2010/02/17/313003.html?
Avatar n tn I've waited a year to get this question through on this forum so any hope you can provide will be appreciated. There seems to be no research for triple negative breast cancer patients. Who cares about us? I heard of a woman who was triple neg mets to lung removed surgically and she had a stem cell transplant and has been cancer free for 10 years. Please give me some information that is honest and direct. My doctor says that I could go into remission again but the chances are 5%.
962875 tn?1314213636 The researchers found that the risk of breast cancer increased progressively with increasing breast density. The associations were stronger for larger tumors than for smaller tumors; for high-grade than for low-grade tumors; and for estrogen receptor-negative than for estrogen receptor-positive tumors. The link between density and breast cancer also appeared to be stronger for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) than for invasive tumors.
526906 tn?1261875396 WELCOME TO THE BREAST CANCER COMMUNITY! Just the phrase “Breast Cancer” can stir up so many emotions, fear undoubtedly topping the list, for women and men alike. Almost all, if not all of our lives have been touched by breast cancer in one way or another. Each of us who participate in the breast cancer forum first came here looking for answers and support. We are a large but very intimate and supportive group of people whose lives have been touched by breast cancer.
341137 tn?1287308643 There are no special diets to prevent breast cancer. Studies did not show association between breast cancer and intake of dietary fat and dietary fiber. However, it is very important in any individual to eat a balanced diet and do regular exercise. Obesity, increased alcohol consumption, and sedentary lifestyle are associated with breast cancer.
Avatar f tn At the 2008 San Antonio Breast Conference in December, new data showed a higher than predicted rate of breast cancer recurrence even with very small breast cancers that are HER2 positive. The data was from the first large study to analyze early-stage breast cancer patients with HER2 positive tumors one centimeter or smaller. It concluded that such women would benefit from adjuvant Trastuzumab, also known as Herceptin, (for one year, the standard in America) - along with adjuvant chemotherapy.
Avatar f tn I'm not really worryed that it's breast cancer but i dont want to be to sure, but i'm worried of what it may be. What may it be? please help. Thank you a miillion, Jen .
Avatar n tn Even though I've been signed on to MedHelp for sometime, this is my first posting. I am a DES daughter and part of a landmark DES breast cancer trial now going on in Boston. I am one of five children. I am the only child that was exposed to DES and the only child to get any form of cancer or serious illness. I also have reproductive abnormalities ....these include. " hooded cervix" an "incompetent cervix" and a t-shaped uterus.
739091 tn?1300669627 http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-breast-cancer-treatment-20111001,0,1048617.story?page=1 By Amanda Mascarelli, Special to the Los Angeles Times October 1, 2011 Nearly 30 years ago, when Judy Macon was diagnosed with breast cancer, she had surgery followed by radiation and chemotherapy to destroy the malignant cells left behind. The chemo she got was essentially the same as for any other woman with breast cancer.
4467595 tn?1355042339 No cancer in omentum No cancer in lymph nodes No cancer in liver, kidney and lung biopsies No cancer in colon (had colonoscopy a day before the surgery) Pre cancer cells in uterus....and they are dissecting it to the max to find cancer if it is there Ovary (golf ball sized cancer.....biopsy has not yet come back for type and aggressiveness) Cancer cells in pelvic wash Blood cancer CA125 marker at 47. Any suggestions with your experience....
1530342 tn?1405020090 The guidelines contradicted years of messages about the need for routine breast cancer screening starting at age 40, eliciting protests from breast cancer experts and advocacy groups who argued the recommendation for fewer screenings would confuse women and result in more deaths from breast cancer. The changes were meant to spare women some of the worry and expense of extra tests needed to distinguish between cancer and harmless lumps.
1492829 tn?1288637562 A related discussion, <a href="/posts/Breast-Cancer/Can-DES-Daughters-Cause-Breast-Cancer-Over-40--You-Bet/show/1876443">Can DES Daughters Cause Breast Cancer Over 40, You Bet!</a> was started.
Avatar f tn im 23 years old with a 5 year old child, i have been told in the past ive got periductal mastitis, which is an on/off thing, but the last few weeks its started up again, with pain in breast and under armpit, with discharge from the niplle also nipple is sensitive and looks alittle sore around the base, and ive noticed abit of red blood looking stuff still inside one part of the nipple where the dicharge is coming out but not in the discharge, i notice the discharge even more when the nipple erec
Avatar f tn Shih of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and her colleagues found that from 2001 to 2006, the use of partial-breast radiation alone after breast surgery rose steadily from less than one percent of cases to 10 percent, at the expense of whole breast radiation. Until more evidence becomes available, Sher said, "women should know that the standard of care in managing (cancer of the) breasts is whole-breast radiation.
Avatar m tn The data are clear in showing that physically active men and women have about a 30-40 percent reduction in the risk of developing colon cancer, compared with inactive persons. With regard to breast cancer, there is reasonably clear evidence that physically active women have about a 20-30 percent reduction in risk, compared with inactive women.
1126539 tn?1259885148 If you are a breast cancer survivor please read my journal.
Avatar n tn I have been undergoing treatment for triple negative breast cancer, stage 3, for the past year and a half. My diagnosis was strange. They could never find the host. All the lymph nodes were enlarged and filled with the cancer but not host was ever found. This means that there is a 40% chance that the cancer could come back somewhere else in my body within the next 5 years. I am today, cured. Waiting for the 5 years to pass. I have been through a tremendous year. too much to note.