Breast cancer types

Common Questions and Answers about Breast cancer types


Avatar f tn I would like to know the different types of breast cancer. Also, when catagorized, what would a catagory 4 be? When doing a biopsy and given a greater than 50% chance that it may be cancer, is that good odds?
Avatar n tn Examples of hereditary cancer conditions include the BRCA 1 and 2 breast cancer genes, and hereditary polyposis in colon cancer.
Avatar n tn IHC OR Immunohistochemistry markers are of various types and are positive in different types of cancers including adenocarcinomas, Hodgkin's disease, sarcomas, renal cell cancers, gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), yolk sac tumors, hepatocellular carcinomas, acute lymphoblastic lymphomas etc. Intraductal pailloma is diagnosed by CD4 markers, and not by IHC markers. Please discuss with your treating doctor. Take care!
Avatar n tn Hi, The uses of Altraz ( Arimidex, Anastrozole ) include: It used to treat some types of breast cancer that depend on estrogen to grow, and anastrozole can stop tumor growth by blocking estrogen production. What is the hormone receptor status and final diagnosis in your case? Let us know if you have any other doubts. Regards.
Avatar f tn macrocalcifications and microcalcifications.
Avatar f tn yes, I agree, I never lost weight with BC, and gained weight with chemotherapy. Only when the initial breast cancer spread did I lose weight, quite a bit, and kept losing with more chemotherapy then. This has stopped though now but I also did not regain the weight.
Avatar f tn However, some types of BC, could also cause thickening in the breast, including inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) particularly if you also notice rapid breast swelling, persistent itching, nipple inversion and changes in skin appearance. If you are not satisfied with the Radiologist recommendation regarding your Mammogram results, don’t hesitate to consult a Breast Specialist. These doctors are very experienced and can deal efficiently with all types of breast problems.
Avatar n tn my mother had 5 years ago of breast cancer, but now good health , but this time the doctor found that the analysis of (cea) has increased by 13.6 why?
Avatar n tn i have tenderness under my right breast almost feels like my rib under my breast is bruised
Avatar f tn My mother past away at 53 from breasted cancer..her mother past away from breast cancer all the women. On onlygrandmas side of the family has had breasted cancer. I'm now 49 went in for my mammo and they found a place in my left breasted( deep central asymmetry) with a BI - rad of 3 they think I'm not sure about is they cant see the back part. They did an ultrasound and said they couldn't find it..what sound my next step be? I go back in Feb. For anther mammo.
Avatar f tn Obesity, alcohol use and smoking all significantly increase the risk of second breast cancer among breast cancer survivors. We found that obese women had a 50 percent increased risk, women who consumed at least one alcoholic drink per day had a 90 percent increased risk, and women who were current smokers had a 120 percent increased risk of developing a second breast cancer.
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 f tn Also certain types of medication such as the ones used for treatment of menopausal symptoms, tumors and unfortunately sometime also breast cancer. As you can see there are so many factors that cause breast pain.You don't say if the doctors who examined you,ordered a mammogram or an ultrasound. If that was not done,then it's advisable to have your breasts examined, preferably by a Breast Specialist, so that your condition can be evaluated by proceeding with further testing if necessary.
Avatar f tn Hi, Of course there is....Treatment should be aggressive and many survive breast cancer stage 3 C. Stages 3 c breast cancer may be treated with a mastectomy, surgery, radiation and/or hormone therapy. Stage 3 - C cancer of the breast is subdivided into two more classifications to differentiate them better. The two types of stage 3 - C carcinoma differ from each other because one is operable while the other is non - operable.
Avatar n tn I am 48 years age and mammography reveals no abnormality but mom had breast cancer. any comments welcome.
Avatar f tn , about 40,410 women will die from breast cancer this year, making it the second most lethal cancer in women. (Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in women.) The good news is that early detection and new treatments have improved survival rates. The 5-year survival rate for women diagnosed with cancer is 80%. About 88% of women diagnosed with breast cancer will survive at least 10 years.
Avatar f tn hi i had an internal boil in my left breast when i was seven and had an operation and had it removed. i am now seventeen and had felt a pain on my right breast,i thought it was a wire from my bra but it was was a lump, i then also felt my left breast and there was less pain and did not feel a lump, it has been a week now and the pain has slowly subsided. what could this mean?
Avatar f tn After PET scan the doctor found cancer in bilateral lymph nodes. Axillary lymph nodes were clear and left breast was clear also. Could these be two different types of breastcancer that were found coincidentally since there is no clear path between them? Could this be metastasis of primary tumor in right breast that has traveled to left lymph nodes? Have you ever heard of this kind of thing happening before? Doctor seemed puzzled with results also.
Avatar n tn Hi, Fibroid breast tumors or Fibroadenomas are the most common types of breast lumps that occur in women especially in their 20s or 30s and they are benign in nature (Not cancer) and are usually left alone but could be surgically removed if they cause excessive pain. The doctor will occasionally monitor these lumps to see if they change or grow. You don't say what your doctor has recommended concerning the Microcalcifications which are quite normal in breast tissue and they are not harmful.
8428738 tn?1400362075 It can be very challenging to deal with a diagnosis of breast cancer. Both physically and psychologically your world is bound to change and change drastically. At first, you may experience an intense feeling of being afraid or have a severe feeling of disappointment. You may think that the situation is beyond your ability . It is very important to get the right information about your kind of melanoma and how it is best handled.
Avatar f tn The multiple functions of PARP make it an attractive target for a variety of serious conditions including various types of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. In cancer patients, PARP inhibition may increase the therapeutic benefits of radiation and chemotherapy. Targeting PARP may prevent tumor cells from repairing DNA themselves and developing drug resistance, which may make them more sensitive to cancer therapies.
Avatar f tn There are two main types of breast cancer: Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), or intraductal carcinoma, is breast cancer in the lining of the milk ducts that has not yet invaded nearby tissues. It may progress to invasive cancer if untreated. Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) is a marker for an increased risk of invasive cancer in the same or both breasts.
Avatar f tn Can a person have two different types of cancer? I was diagnosised with IDC breast cancer in Jan 07. I went through 8 rounds of Chemo. (ACT), a lumpectomy, then followed by 35 rounds of radiation. The cancer was found in 2 lymphnodes.........Then is June of 08, the cancer was back in the scare tissue on the lumpectomy. At this point I had a masectomy w/reconstruction. I went back on chemo. Abraxine and Avastin........A PET scan was done right after they started on this second round of chemo....
Avatar n tn I have recently been diagnosed with Medullary breast cancer. ER/PR neg ,as well as HER2 & CEP 17 FISH neg. Am I to understand that to mean the cancer is not hormone driven & does not respond well to hormone therapy? If that is the case, what type of chemo and/or other types of therapy are used? I am having a re excision and auxiliary dissection with sentential dye surgery in a couple of weeks. I am just concerned of the prognosis.