Breast cancer on skin

Common Questions and Answers about Breast cancer on skin


Avatar f tn Is it possible for skin cancer that is located on the breast to cause micro-calcs within the breast? I have had micro-calcs for years. They have increased in number, and changed pattern slightly. I have had MRI's, mamo's, and ultrasounds that came back showing solid nodules and simple cysts, as well as dialated ducts. I have had fibrocystic breast disease most of my life. I have had a FNB, wedge biopsy of the aereola, and biopsy of breast discharge, all of which came back ok.
Avatar f tn I just wanted to add some more information about this type of breast cancer called “inflammatory Breast Cancer” The breast will look very swollen and red or inflamed.It progresses rapidly,often in a matter of weeks or months.
Avatar n tn Skin metastases from breast cancer usually occurs around the site or area of the previous surgery of breast cancer. Breast cancer cells can indeed metastasize to the skin overlying the breast. This also may be considered as a local recurrence of the breast cancer. Treatment would usually consist of radiation (if the area is not yet previously radiated) or chemotherapy.
Avatar f tn Hm, well. Perhaps it is a skin tag or mole that isn't going away because it isn't really a pimple. Or an infected hair follicle is another possibility. Try not to pick at it ever to make sure it doesn't get infected. Breast cancer isn't really on top of the skin so this is a skin issue and not a breast cancer issue.
Avatar f tn Second, a spot on the breast is much more likely to be skin related rather than breast cancer. Breast cancer presents typically as a lump and frankly, a lot of times women don't even know they have anything going on as symptoms are absent and it is found on a mammogram that is abnormal. Internal imaging shows it rather than seeing or feeling anything on the breast itself from the outside. So, a self breast exam is important. You feel for lumps.
Avatar f tn Hi, If you have no other symptoms except this red patch, I doubt that it has anything to do with breast cancer.The skin of the breast is like skin anywhere on the body and is subject to rashes, irritations, allergic reaction to the material of a new bra, soap, lotion etc... If you notice that this problem is worsening and continues to be of concern to you, please bring it to the attention of your doctor for evaluation.You could also consult a dermatologist. Take care....
Avatar f tn A lump that might be suspicious concerning Breast Cancer would be well beneath the skin in the breast tissue and not on the surface under the breast. Have it checked out so that an infection doesn't occur. Regards .....
Avatar f tn I am about to turn 42 next week. I've had a very small, red pimple (slightly smaller than head of pencil eraser) on my right breast for about a week. It is not on the nipple or aerola but above the aerola on the skin of the breast. I've put salicylic acid acne treatment on it and it's gotten a bit less red but has not gone away. At one point it did look like it had the white center but doesn't anymore. I never tried to pop it.
Avatar f tn I suggest that you see your Dr. for an examination in regards to the itchy rash you have. It is true that there is one type of breast cancer that has skin symptoms but what you describe doesn't sound like that. You might even think about seeing a Dermatologist about the skin rash. Regards ....
3373148 tn?1347235147 My grandmother had breast cancer and both of my parents have/had cancer. It seems to really take a hold in my family. The waiting is the worst part and right now I feel so alone. thanks for listening to me.
Avatar f tn Hi, If you have noticed an indentation/dimple in your breast,I would advise you to see your doctor for evaluation,because the formation of a lump can sometimes pull the skin into the breast causing the dimple.Dimpling can certainly occur from benign causes...The majority of lumps are not malignant, but without evaluation it's impossible to speculate on what is causing it.
Avatar f tn It is called inflammatory because the symptoms are usually a redness and warmth in the skin of the breast, often without a distinct lump. The skin on the breast like anywhere else on the body is subject to a varienty of skin conditions. It is not possible to say what this is without benefit of further questioning and physical examination. It is good to follow up with your doctor who can assess this further and put the findings in context of your individual situation.
Avatar n tn Truly Shingles can cause a considerable amount of pain but this is also accompanied by a blistering of the skin; I hope you are being treated for Shingles if this is the diagnosis. As far as the dots on the nipple, I really have no idea unless you may have scratched the area enough to break the skin. If you think the dots might be dried blood then I would certainly wash the area and see if the dots disappear.
Avatar n tn However it would be advisable to get a mammography done to rule out breast cancer. Along with self examination of breast also look for axillary lymph nodes. Repeated friction as by bra band can cause thickening of skin, an ulcer, a rash but not a moveable hard lump. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage without examining the lump. Please discuss this with your doctor and see what he thinks about it. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar n tn I have what I think is a skin rash on the top of my right breast, it has since spread to other spots on my breast as well. It started out as just red, it didnt itch, and now its turning a kind of purplish color with small reddish spots and they are somewhat raised. Could this be from a bite of some kind and can anyone help to as what it is?
Avatar f tn This rare type of breast would include -rapid unusual increase in breast size,redness, rash, blotchiness on breast,persistent itching of breast or nipple,thickening of breast tissue,stabbing pain and/or soreness of breast,feverish breast,swelling of lymph nodes under the arm or above the collarbone,dimpling or ridging of the breast,flattening or retracting of nipple,a lump that may or may not be present. A skin biopsy such as you had would have certainly shown if you had this disease. .
Avatar n tn From what you posted, it seems that you have recurrent infection in the skin of the breast. There is a type of breast cancer known as inflammatory breast cancer that can present with swelling and inflammation of the skin, but this usually persists and progresses (not the recurrent type you are experiencing). It would be best to seek consult with your doctor for further evaluation and management. A cytologic evaluation may be needed to determine the cause. Good luck.
Avatar f tn Breast cancer is basically cancerous cells in breast tissue. So this is when mammo tissues start dividing wrong. Sometimes a person can have some mammo tissues reaching towards their arm pit area and this can be breast cancer. Also if there is cancerous cells on the nipples this would also be considered breast cancer. So yes, in a way breast cancer can grow out of where one would normally think of as the breast.
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Avatar f tn I would guess you are fine. Breast cancer is not usually going to present in that way and would be quite rare for someone your age. I had a mole on my breast for a good bit of time in my late teens. It was removed. And then it grew back. I had to have it removed a second time in a bigger set up with a cosmetic surgeon in which they cut out a bigger area and stitched it under my skin. It wasn't breast cancer, it wasn't skin cancer, it was just a pain in the butt mole.
Avatar m tn I know that I havent burnt myself so Im at a loss at to what it could be.My mum was diagnosed with breast cancer at about the same age as I am now (39).Does any one have any idea as to what this could be? Thanks in advance.
Avatar n tn t know, but it is still reddish purple underneath the skin and has some dry skin over the top of it. I am wondering if this could be skin cancer or breast cancer or what it could be. I only wear cotton sports bras with no wire and I do sleep in them. Could it be a bite of some sort, I don't remember it being pinched. I am going out of my mind and need some help though. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
551454 tn?1276782284 If IBC was the reason for the skin biopsy, yes it will if it is indeed IBC.