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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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

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Oncologist

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

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Oncologist

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

Surgical Oncologist

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 »

Can fibroadenoma of the breast pain during the fertile days?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old, a mother of a 17 months toddler. Two years ago, I was suspected of having fibroadenoma on the right breast by a doctor who has only done the ultrasound because I did not accept to do the biopsy. The report that is written by the doctor says Ultrasonographic bilatera...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathish Kumar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your narration of symptoms. With the history of pain occurring around the period's time, it is more likely to be Fibroadenosis rather than Fibroadenoma. I would like to assure you not to worry about either of these conditions as both of them are onl...  Read Full »

Can breast cancer cause a swelling in the armpit?

Query: Hi doctor,I have piles. Is there any relation present between piles and armpit swelling? The swelling present in my armpit is soft without pain. I searched online about it and it showed me a result of breast cancer. I have this swelling for a year and it came after my delivery. But now, I am not bre...  Read Full »


Dr. Lalit Bansal

General Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Swelling in the armpit is usually an axillary fat or lipoma. It is not cancer. Cancer in the breast usually presents as a breast lump. They are hard and get increased in size. It is seen mostly after the age of 35 years. An isolated soft swelling occurs in the armpi...  Read Full »

Can we eliminate chemo if we go with organ removal in case of breast cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I have breast cancer. I have attached all the reports.  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

General Surgeon, Surgical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your attached reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), and as per the reports, it seems that there is a tumor in the left breast. This tumor has been confirmed to be cancer on one of the tests. USG of axilla was advised but has n...  Read Full »

Kindly check the test results of breast cancer and explain.

Query: Hi doctor, My mother was diagnosed with grade 4 breast cancer last month. She had abscess drainage from the left breast. Now, she is taking Femara 2.5 and Zometa 4.0 mg. After the next day, she became sick with fever, weakness, and lost consciousness for 30 seconds. We took her to the emergency i...  Read Full »


Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Medical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). She has metastatic inflammatory breast cancer with lung and bony metastasis. She needs to control diabetes by doing exercise, diet, and medication. She needs to consult an endocrinologist ...  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 »

What is the possibility of breast cancer to transfer in generations?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 39-year-old female. I am fatigued, sluggish, difficulty concentrating, migraines, and difficulty regulating temperature. I have periodic tightness in the chest and fluttering sensation. My EKG, CT chest, and chest x-ray are normal and the COVID test is negative. My Vitamin B12...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Medical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your reports are normal nothing seems worrisome (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Since you have a family history of breast cancer, you should get a mammogram done. Also get your BRCA gene (breast cancer gene) tests done. It is a blood test and if it is...  Read Full »

How does a woman check for breast cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, What should a woman need to know about breast cancer? What are the ways to prevent it? Does genetics play a role? How to cope up with it, if diagnosed, etc.?  Read Full »


Dr. Shravana Kumar Chinnikatti

Medical Oncologist, Radiation Oncologist, Radiotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1.All men and women need to know about breast cancer as it is one of the most common cancers. It is both sporadic and familial. Early detection and treatment increase the maximum of five to ten years over all survival. 2.The only way to prevent is early detection by ma...  Read Full »

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