Breast Cancer

Cancer that develops from the breast tissue is called breast cancer. The symptoms of breast cancer are breast lump, breast pain, red skin over the breast, bloody nipple discharge, a sudden change in the shape and size of the breast, and inverted nipples. Genes, early menstruation, hormone therapy, late menopause, and late pregnancy are a few risk factors of breast cancer.

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I have a non-growing lump in left nipple for more than 10 years. Could it be cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a lump behind my left nipple for around 10 years. It is a painless and hard lump which is just behind the nipple, and it seems to be round in shape and is about more than 1 cm in size. It is not growing and is of fixed size. I also notice skin discoloration on the breast like s...  Read Full »


Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Medical Oncologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks all these lesions are benign (non-cancerous). This small lump which is there for 10 years is certainly benign as cancerous lump grows and spreads. Regarding skin discoloration looking like melanin patches and fluid lumps. You have not mentioned the detail...  Read Full »

Why are men more susceptible to cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, Why are men generally affected by cancer than women? Do they have less tumor suppressor genes (p53) than women? Or is there a different reason entirely?  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are various reasons for cancer in general and p53 is one of the many genes that can cause cancer. These are sporadic mutations and no sex is more prone to have p53 mutations than the other. But, yes the p53 mutations are seen in more male dominant cancers like pr...  Read Full »

Kindly check the test results of breast cancer and explain.

Query: Hello doctor, Hope you are fine and doing well. My mother has been diagnosed grade 4 breast cancer last month. She had abscess drainage last month on left breast. So now she is taking Femara 2.5 every day and took Zometa 4.0 mg recently as per doctor's advise. So the next day she felt sick l...  Read Full »


Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Medical Oncologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through all the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like she is having a metastatic inflammatory breast cancer with lung and bony metastasis. My recommendations: She needs to control her diabetes with diet, exercise and m...  Read Full »

What is the first treatment choice for breast cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, My grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago and had a right mastectomy. She however did not have chemo or radiation. She has a little extra fat to the lateral area of the breast that after surgery it looked like a small third breast. Right over the old incision has de...  Read Full »


Dr. Saumya Mittal

Diabetologist, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Here are my suggestions: Assuming that you want to undergo full treatment, the best method would be to start chemo and radiotherapy. The cycles of chemotherapy will depend on the medicine chosen by your oncologist. This will reduce the tumor size. Then go ahead with th...  Read Full »

I get pain in left ovary sometimes. Will I get PCOS again?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old and I have had PCOS and was on homeopathy for five years. Sonography reports came normal. Now I want to know that if there are any chances of it coming back as sometimes I do feel pain in the left ovary. Also, my grandmother has breast cancer and at times I cough and sn...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abelrahman Abouibrahim

Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concerns, but you should not worry as there is no reported association between PCOS and breast cancer. Also, you should know that PCOS cannot be cured completely, medications and homeopathy can control only the symptoms and increase the chance of ferti...  Read Full »

Can a cyst cause breast pain and discharge?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past two months I have had ongoing right breast pain. It first began as sharp stabbing pain that would last only a few seconds. Now I am getting some nipple discharge and burning sensation. When I spoke with my doctor about it, she said it might happen sometimes. I had some blood ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Breast pain, nipple discharge and cysts could be due to hyperprolactinemia. I do not see a prolactin level in your report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Do you have a family history of breast cancer? Do these cysts develop even when you are off the h...  Read Full »

I am positive for BRCA 1. Am I prone to cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 30 years old. I have BRCA1 genetic mutation that is still undergoing more research as they are not sure of the exact risk yet. My mom had breast cancer at the age of 56 and her cousin had the same at the age of 46. They were both positive to hormonal therapy. Another cousin had ova...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Medical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you have BRCA1 (breast cancer type 1) positive with a strong family history of breast cancer, there is always a risk of developing cancer. You need to have a regular followup. Ultrasound sometime may miss early changes. Since you have a high tendency of developin...  Read Full »

What is the side effect of ovary donation?

Query: Hi doctor, I am unmarried and 32 years old. I am having PCOD. One of my friends suggested me recently to donate eggs. I would like to ask is there any sort of side effects to my ovary. Will the hormone injections cause some side effects to my body? Or any damage to my pelvic organs? Will it affect...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think your concern here is oocyte harvesting where you can freeze your eggs for future use. Donate eggs means that you would like to give your eggs to a bank for being used by any other women who has been suffering from infertility if needed. As you are a case of PCO...  Read Full »

Will biopsy in breast cancer allow the spread of cancerous cells?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 68 years old. She was just diagnosed with breast cancer in situ. The medical team says it is not aggressive. The hospital in which she was treated already did a biopsy on her breast. I read today that biopsies can actually open the door to cancerous cells and allow the sp...  Read Full »


Dr. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar

Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Oncologist, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As far as I was able to understand, the lesion is a high grade (microcalcification and necrosis). Though I had to use google translation. What I am going to tell you is as per rec...  Read Full »

My breast cancer stage is cT2N1MO. What is the next step to be followed?

Query: Hello doctor, I know about breast cancer stage cT2N1M0 doctor is done mm, after this treatment, what is the next step to be followed?  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to the icliniq.com. I think you are talking regarding your self according to history. The TNM staging is showing lymph node involvement also. So after modified radical mastectomy breast removal, you need to investigate with IHC of your breast mass. The immunohistochemistry is to be ...  Read Full »

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