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Avatar n tn Also, are there statistics on how much your risk for breast cancer increases with a significant history? Thank you in advance for your answer.
Avatar n tn I had an abnormal mammogram approximately 7 months ago. They called me back for diagnostic views which showed calcifications in the right breast. I was told to come back for another mammogram in 6 months. I just had that mammogram done and they called me right away and said I needed to see a breast surgeon. He told me that the calcifications have increased in size and number and that I needed a biopsy.
Avatar n tn My questions is how do you ever make that decision about profolatic breast removal? What are the statistics about DCIS and the other breast as well as what options do I have to examine that breast to see if there is anything undetected going on? I have been told that there really isn't any way to know about the other breast, that biopsying it would be hit and miss. Couldn't I just have biopsies in say four quadrants of the at breast? Has this never been done? How good is ductal lavage?
Avatar f tn No evidence of developing mass. Calcificatio s are again noted in superior left breast. Several clustered groups of calcifications are noted. There is a small cluster of calcifications at 12:00. These have increased compared with earlier studies. Biopsy is therefore recommended. Other clustered calcifications are probably not significantly changed allowing foe technical differences.bilateral saline implants stable.
Avatar n tn I had a mammogram in dec 05, This was suggested to do before I had my breast implants done later that month. One week after surgery I recieved my letter about abnormalties in my left breast. I had a mammogram 5 years ago, got the same letter and had a cist checked and it was all clear. Since its only been three weeks now since my surgery. I had my docter schedule me for a ultrasound. The ultasound tech. ask me if she could have the doctor on call come in to check a few things that she saw?
Avatar n tn I have already had chemo and an MRI which did not show lobular cancer in the right breast. It could have shrunk or it could be gone. Statistics state that lumpectomy with chemo and radiation or mastectomy with chemo are the same for reoccurrence and it is a personal choice which to choose. I am concerned that the statistics may not be the same for multifocal lobular cancer. Because of the nature of the disease it is difficult to surgically remove the cancer with any certainty.
Avatar n tn This is a technical difficult exam due to implants and the fact that cluster cannot be completely imaged being close to chest wall. Basically thats all that was on this report. Nothing more specific on what makes it suspicious other than prehaps it being a cluster and lace-like. Anybody else have lace-like cluster? Ok so my questions are what does lace-like mean in terms of this cluster? I can't find information that uses this adjative to describe a microcalcifacation cluster.
Avatar n tn Therefore, it is theoretically possible that a person could develop further breast problems anywhere in the breast. This is why, in all cases of invasive breast cancer and in many cases of DCIS, radiation therapy is recommended following lumpectomy for local control of disease. A mastectomy would accomplish the same goal in that all the breast tissue would be removed. Depending on risk, mastectomies have been done for prevention.
Avatar n tn Hi, I'm sorry you have to go through this too. My initial mammogram was Feb 17th. They FINALLY scheduled me for May 12th. When they called to go over pre-op instructions, they mentioned that the surgeon had written the order to biopsy only 1 area of the "large area of amorphous clustered microcalcifications" in the right breast. I questioned them about the nodule on the left breast that lit up on the MRI.
Avatar f tn ---I guess all those women with health issues due to the breast implants are delusional!! So apparently none of what I am saying or feeling has any basis in reality or science. This is pretty much what most health care practitioners say. Meanwhile, my health and energy levels continue to decline. I was not able to get a removal date until the 24th.
Avatar n tn Hello, Having surgery soon and desperately trying to decide what kind is best to have. It is very confusing to me to try to interpret all I have read. Does someone know the statistics for the 2 scenarios I've described below? 1)With a diagnosis of invasive DCIS (Stage I), what are the statistics for recurrence,metastasis, survival for lumpectomy? For mastectomy? 2)With same diagnosis, but for Stage II, same questions as above? Many thanks!!
Avatar n tn You can almost say that there is no wrong or right answer here. No statistics to prove a point. But there are clinical trials being undertaken like OvaREx MAB, a monoclonal antibody, to prevent recurrence. If your mom were mine or my wife and depending on her age and health, I would consider a hormonal theraphy like Tamoxifen for maintenance. For this you need a second opinion who is really well versed in OvCA.
Avatar m tn The overall quaility of the study is good. The rotating raw images reveal breast attenuation. The right ventricle appears normal. Stress images demonstrates a small perfusion abnormality in the anterior wall. Rest images demonstrate a small perfusion abnormaility of mild intensity in teh anterior wall. Ejection Fraction of 72%. Mypocardial perfusion imaging is probably normal. The images reveal no ischemia. There is a small area of infarction in the anterior wall.
Avatar n tn It's basically precancerous cells that could be approaching cancer. The oncologist will be the one to decide. If you have any relatives who have had breast cancer, your health, ect will play a part in what the oncologist decides. The treatment is your choice, it's always your choice.
Avatar n tn I do not feel that others cancers are easier to get thru but The statistics with ovca alone are enough to give one chills. Regardless of my outcome in this-benign disease or malignant. I have made a promise not to neglect this site when my fears are gone. I have gained alot of informaiton here and their will be people constantly seeking a tidbit of info that perhaps I have the answer to. Peace to you and God bless!!
Avatar f tn No pathologic by size criteria lymphadenopathy is demonstrated within the visualized field-of-view. No peritoneal implants are visualized to suggest peritoneal carcinomatosis. Impression: 1. Large mixed solid and cystic right ovarian mass measuring 14.6 x 13.1 x 7.4 cm. Differential considerations include mucinous cystadenoma, serous cystadenoma, and less likely a teratoma given lack of visualized fat. Ovarian carcinoma is not entirely excludable.
Avatar m tn I should also mention that I had breast cancer in 2005-06 (4 lumpectomies, bi-lateral mastectomy, chemo, 4 surgeries for reconstruction). I had a blood transfusion in 1990 when I had my twins, and again in 2005 with the mastectomies (like 5 pints). I have read some literature since finding out about the diagnosis and understand that I am at a higher risk because I was born in 1965 and had a transfusion in 1990.
Avatar n tn Then I kept getting sicker and sicker so I had my breast implants taken out in case I may have silicone immune toxicity syndrome. . During all this had seen 7 different neurologists, been to Duke, John Hopkins, Atlanta Georgia, and had a capsulectomy to remove the tissue around the implants due to finally sending my hair to a forensic lab and having heavy medal toxicity poisoning.
Avatar n tn I'm 47 years old needing a breast biopsy. I had a routine mammogram that showed a spot (no lump is felt)and then I had a spot compression with magnification . The findings were: Presence of cluster of microcalcifications in the left outer quadrant. They are somewhat pleomorphic. Possibility of intraductal carcinoma. Bi-Rads Category 4. Is cancer probable with these findings and a bi-rad 4 ?. What is the % that it's cancer? I just want to be prepared for the biopsy findings.
295767 tn?1240191914 I recurred last May (3 small localized implants) successfully removed surgically, followed by 6 rds. carbo/taxol and a yrs. maint. When I was first dx. they told me I was in that 20% category, and as I was in remission so long, they thought I surely was in the "cured" group; but as you know, this disease plays no favorites and we all run the risk of recurrence. This is not to say that we will recur, but simply that we could recur. My onc.
225570 tn?1191290673 i have an appt tomarrow for an mri of my breasts cause of that wierd air bubble feeling in my chest..my plastic surgeon is sending me cause i have implants.. and i have an appt with the cardio on thurs he wants to do a ct scan to see if i have any blockage..im really scared cause im alittle heavy my cholestrol is alittle high mainly my LDL is 167 but it hasnt been that high for long...do you know what the statistics of someone my age having blockage?
Avatar n tn You will see all kinds of dangerous side effects which could put a person in worse condition (or major disease, like breast cancer) than they already are in. I have heard some promising things about biodentical hormones, but I haven't had time to research long term effects and its not 100% natural, so I didn't do that either. I haven't heard any negative side effects yet, but I think it is kind of new.
Avatar n tn Hi girls I don't know about ivf but I should imagine it implants in the same way and I have read that it is very common to have cramping when the egg implants and sometimes spotting. I am cramping now at 6 weeks and everything seems fine on u/s.
Avatar n tn My breast are sore, I have gained a ton of weight, I crave sweets, I go to the restroom every 5 to 10 minutes...What do you think?
Avatar n tn I had intercourse on the day of ovulation and now I had a large amount of charge. Plus I been having cramp every now and then. I also have back pain sore in breast and a case of nausesness lots of gas too. I don't know it could be but I need to know about the discharge that is coming alot and it looks white and yellowish too. Please will someone please help me?
Avatar n tn And now its Dec,20007 last month I had a light show just spotted my breast have been sore for almost 2 months now, i feel sick some days day and evenings, Ive been cramping like im going to start, Ive been getting dizzy and lightheaded my stomach looks a little bigger but most of all its my breast that are tender and sore!! And Im so freaked out I almost bought a pregnancy test picked it up and put it back down, I said to myself Im not pregnant .. But now Im starting to WONDER!!
Avatar n tn The same sort of thing went on years ago about silicone breast implants. Millions were paid out in class action suits. Horrible symptoms all over the place. Guess what? Not a single study has ever conclusively linked them with any health problem. It is extremely common for women to have hormone disruptions that can cause every one of your symptoms. If you believe strongly that something is the cause, and you take that thing away, 99% of the time the symptoms will clear up, too.
Avatar n tn I know they give the statistics that an ablation is 90% successful or so. I honestly don't know. The people that have successful ablations would have no need to post on a board like this. I've had 3 ablations because my heart is stubborn. Like you, I still have PSVT but it is at a much slower rate and better yet, it doesn't last that long when it does pop up. The ectopics may have been there all along but seemed like nothing compared to your tachy at 230. Now they nag you and cause concern.
118225 tn?1278658540 I don't do the test strips but ever since I had the laproscopy I am very sensitive and I can feel when I am Oing. I get really crampy and my breast get really heavy. DF and I are going to BD tonight, 31st and the 2nd. Good luck girls!!!!