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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Does my cytology report indicate metastatic breast cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I had my cytology report from pelvic wash before hysterectomy. I need some clarifications on the pathology report. The report showed atypical cells - reactive mesothelial cells, enlarged and crowded nuclei, positive for calretinin and negative for Ber-EP4. Could these be metastatic breas...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have not mentioned the reason for which hysterectomy was done. Before giving a comment, the location of mass should be known. Usually, calretinin stain applied to differentiate between mesothelioma and other metastatic carcinoma or adenocarcinomas. Calretinin can be...  Read Full »

Will breast cancer need chemotherapy even after the complete excision of the lump?

Query: Hi doctor, I felt the lump seven months back but did the test four months ago and had the surgery three months ago. I have been diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer and had an excisional biopsy procedure where the tumor, safety margin, and three lymph nodes have been dissected. My doctor told m...  Read Full »


Dr. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and attachments (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Being an oncologist involved in the care of breast cancer patients, I can understand your concerns. Based on the query, I can gather few things: 1) You a...  Read Full »

What tests are recommended to determine the type of treatment for breast cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is diagnosed with breast cancer, and there is pain in her left breast, waist, and back. Can you please tell me the treatment options available?  Read Full »


Dr. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and the reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) you have provided. I can understand that this would be a difficult time for your family, and it is natural to get a second opinion. Based on reports, it looks...  Read Full »

Does architectural distortion in the breast on a mammogram indicate breast cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I went for my mammogram today, and this was just posted to my portal. Need help better understanding. I am a 39-year-old asymptomatic female for routine screening mammography. There is a family history of breast cancer in her maternal grandmother. Lifetime estimated risk of breast cancer...  Read Full »


Dr. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your mammogram report (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I would like to know what exactly you need help with. I will explain the report in short for you. 1) We calculate the lifetime risk of breast cancer by various...  Read Full »

What are the common reasons for nipple discharge?

Query: Hi doctor,I had a cyst in my breast and it was removed before two years. For the last two months, some liquid is coming from the nipple while taking shower. What to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.It could be related to your breast cyst. Milk duct blockage and infection can also be a cause in your age group.What is the color of the nipple discharge? If it is reddish or dark or greenish, then it is because of altered blood. It could be from a very tiny bleeding tumo...  Read Full »

Do swollen breast, purple and sensitive nipple indicate cyclic mastalgia?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28-year-old woman, and I am experiencing swollen and larger breasts and an enlarged, swollen, and purple nipple on my right side. And I have had sensitive nipples for at least a month. Would you please give your opinion? Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Kindly let me know the following things. Is this the first time you have observed this pain? Is it related to your menstrual cycle? Do you have any nipple discharge? If sexually active, have you missed a period? Have you checked whether you...  Read Full »

I have excruciating pain in my right breast. Does it indicate cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a mammogram done a few weeks ago. I am having excruciating pain in my right breast. It hurts when I move, or lie down to reach up any movement or touch of that breast and It makes me sick to my stomach. I have had a kind of loss of appetite. I got a callback and the person who did...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most probably, it will be fibroadenosis. Fibroadenosis is a condition seen during perimenopausal periods and characterized by lumps and severe pain in the breast. Probably he must have seen those lumps, which is an expected finding. Cancer, most of the time, is painless. ...  Read Full »

How can breast cancer be treated?

Query: Hi doctor, Can you please give me a second opinion on breast cancer treatment?  Read Full »


Dr. Pratik Patil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com According to your report (attachment removed to protect patient's identity), post-mastectomy status is as follows: She is a 36-year-old female with two tumors in the resected breast in 11 o' clock and 1 o' clock position, which are more than 1.5 cm in size and also ha...  Read Full »

How is breast cancer usually treated?

Query: Hello doctor, What is the treatment for breast cancer?  Read Full »


Dr. Pratik Patil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Four cycles of AC chemotherapy (A is Doxorubicin Hydrochloride (Adriamycin), and C is Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan)) is done two times per week, followed by four cycles of taxol chemotherapy two times per week. After chemotherapy, hormonal therapy is done for five years...  Read Full »

Is there any risk in doing surgery at stage 4 of breast cancer?

Query: Hello doctor,Today my mother-in-law was diagnosed with breast cancer stage 4. She is having a fracture in the hip bone for two days and was admitted in hospital for that. Later, it was diagnosed as cancer. They are planning to do surgery for fracture and after that chemotherapy. Now she is unable to...  Read Full »


Dr. Sivaprakash Rathinasamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. She needs PET-CT whole body scan to establish the sites of metastasis involved all over the body. Breast cancer only with bone metastasis has a good prognosis. She needs six cycles of chemotherapy first and then reassessment. Surgery is indicated for spine or bone for f...  Read Full »

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