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 bumpy patch on my left breast and itching across my breast and neck. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a female, who weighs 158 lbs and 5.9 feet tall. I feel that my strength is declining, and I have itchiness and hot sensation across my breasts, neck, and torso. I also had a bumpy rash patch surfaced on my left breast several days ago. This rash has not gone away, and it looks lik... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have any family history of breast cancer? Do you have a fever, nausea, vomiting, or weight loss? When was your blood sugar and thyroid tested? Read Full »
I am a breast cancer patient on medications and my scan reports showed abnormal growth in the liver. Kindly help.
Query: Hello Doctor, I am a 60-year-old breast cancer patient for four years. My CT Scan and MRI reports show a lobulated hypodense lesion 2.3x2.4 cms (APO X T) in size in segment V of the right lobe of the liver closely abutting the right radical of the portal vein. It is also showing an arterialized patt... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. We need the opinion of a liver surgeon on whether surgery is possible for your tumor. A PET-CT (positron emission tomography and computed tomography) scan of the whole body is advisable to rule out metastasis. An opinion of the gastroenterolog... Read Full »
I have a new lump after removing the fibroadenoma lump from my right breast. What is it?
Query: Hi doctor,I have had breast surgery to remove a fibroadenoma lump from my right breast. Within days after the breast surgery, a new lump appeared suddenly in my right breast. I did a biopsy on the new lump and it is benign. For many years, the new lump has been stable in size and not growing. Howeve... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hypoechoic smooth (gently) lobulated solid nodule shows that there are chances of being fibroadenoma are more likely. Fibroadenoma turning into cancer is very unusual. The above statement is based only on ultrasound and your history description. But you better consult a l... 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 »
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 we conclude breast cancer with FNAC report?
Query: Hi doctor, My wife, who is 41 years old, developed lumps in her breast a few months back. She consulted a doctor and was suggested to take vitamin E tablets and asked to undergo mammogram and FNAC. The test results are enclosed. The doctor told us nothing to worry since the lumps are benign and the ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient's identity). The FNAC says it is benign (fine needle aspiration cytology). However, it is recommended to get an annual mammogram as a follow-up. Moreover, as FNAC is not the best for diagnosis, a biopsy is ... Read Full »
Kindly explain the results of the pathology report of my mother who had breast surgery for cancer.
Query: Hi doctor, My mother underwent a breast surgery for breast cancer recently. I have attached her pathology report. She is taking medicines for cholesterol. Please explain it. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Please answer my questions. What type of surgery was done? Is it MRM (modified radical mastectomy) or breast conservation. Also whether the reports of ER, PR (estrogen and progesterone re... 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 »
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 »
I have a painful lump in my breast. Are my reports suggestive of a breast cancer?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a lump on my breast that is painful. It is on the right breast, under the underarms. I was given vitamin E medicine, and I was told to get ultrasound and FNAC. I have attached both my reports. The reports say FNAC smear prepared from right breast reveal abundant neutrophils admi... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your FNAC (fine needle aspiration cytology) reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), the lesion looks suggestive of a breast abscess and not suggestive of a breast cancer. But FNAC is not confirmatory. Your ultrasound report was not attached. You... Read Full »
Can a male with fatty breasts develop breast cancer?
Query: Hi doctor, I am having rough period. I am worried about my health and about breast cancer as I have fatty breast albeit, rare in men. Also, I had undergone ultrasound before seven months and everything was normal. Before a couple of days, some little red marks had appeared in my chest. When I pres... Read Full »
Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, let me assure you, that the red bump is completely benign not to worry as it is out of the mammary tissue. Now, let me enlighten you some facts about gynecomastia. It is the benign proliferation of the male glandular tissue in the breast. Every enlarge... 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 »
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 symptom... Read Full »