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 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 »

What is the alternative medication for the hormone blocking injections in the treatment of breast cancer?

Query: Hello doctor,My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer early this year. She underwent MRM surgery and now undergoing chemotherapy. Her age is 57, and the doctor advised for eight cycles of chemotherapy. Now she completed five cycles, and now the doctor had advised 17 more injections for hormone blo...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Medical Oncologist

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Her cancer will be her 2 neu positive, in this scenario, it is mandatory to give 17 injections of Trastuzumab, otherwise chances of recurrence are high. As far as cost is concern, you can get some other way, like hospital cost is very inflated, get it administered at a s...  Read Full »

My mother's chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer has been increased to 12 per week. Is that correct?

Query: Hello doctor,My mother is suffering from breast cancer, and her treatment is going on. We have already done four chemotherapy with a gap of 21 days, but now instead the surgery doctor advised us to take 12 chemotherapy weekly. Please let me know the treatment that is going on is right or wrong?  Read Full »


Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Medical Oncologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is called neoadjuvant chemotherapy. So with chemotherapy, the size of the tumor is reduced significantly to make breast tumor operable. She has completed four cycles every 21 days, and now they will start the second phase of weekly chemotherapy (a new drug) for 12...  Read Full »

Kindly give a second opinion on getting a surgery done for breast cancer after chemotherapy.

Query: Hello doctor, I need a second opinion on getting a surgery done for breast cancer after chemotherapy.  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Medical Oncologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to ilciniq.com. There is are multifilament lesion (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I suggest total mastectomy, which is complete removal of the breast. The chances of recurrence will be low in this approach.  Read Full »

Suspicious cancer in my breast scanning report. What are the symptoms of breast cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, Suspicious cancer in my breast scanning report. What are the symptoms of breast cancer? The report mentioned there is a relatively well defined hypoechoic mass with small calcifications at periphery. There is no necrosis. Suspicious cancer. No enlarged axillary node. BI-RADS 5.  Read Full »


Dr. Jatin Bhatia

Radiation Oncologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Looking at this report, the suspicious finding needs to be evaluated further (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You need to do the following things. 1. Consult a breast surgeon or an oncologist, who takes complete history such as since when these symp...  Read Full »

Can taking hormonal pills for perimenopause symptoms cause breast cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 46-year-old female who is dealing with perimenopause symptoms. My Ob-gyn has recommended taking low dose of birth control pills to relieve my symptoms. However, I am at a higher risk for breast cancer because my late mother (who died in an auto accident) was a breast cancer sur...  Read Full »


Dr. Nadia Khan

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. That is really sad to hear about your mother but I would like to add into your information that evidence suggests that HRT does not significantly increase the risk of breast cancer. It is only contraindicated if the person taking HRT has breast cancer already. Second...  Read Full »

Can a breast cancer patient use Methamphetamine while on treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, What complications could arise from breast cancer treatment (surgery, chemo, radiation, hormone therapy) if the patient is secretly using Methamphetamine? Can and should a DR refuse treatment if they know of a patient’s Meth use?  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Medical Oncologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Methamphetamine is CNS stimulant, it can have a lot of own side effects, if the doctor is not aware of drug use, many of the side effects of drugs will be difficult to interpret for doctor, drug use can have interaction with chemo drugs and can increase toxicity of d...  Read Full »

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