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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 a 53-year-old postmenopausal female and I have been recently diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma of the right breast. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 53-year-old postmenopausal female and I have been recently diagnosed with ER, PR, and HER2 positive invasive ductal carcinoma of the right breast. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Jacqueline F. Bromberg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. With passion, commitment and experience, I hope I will be able to provide you with top class medical opinion. I can infer that you are a 53-year-old post-menopausal woman diagnosed with screen-detected invasive ductal carcinoma. From your reports (attachments...  Read Full »

I have redness around my nipple but no other indicators of breast cancer. What is causing this?

Query: Hi doctor, I have attached an image of a tiny redness around from the nipple to the left. Any idea what this could be? Do you think it could be anything sinister? It is not growing in size and shows no additional signs of breast cancer. I have had it for about 8-10 weeks and have not gotten any trea...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I looked over the image (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Breast USG (Ultrasound imaging) is performed to confirm any abnormalities in the breast. Furthermore, chest CT (computed tomography) scans typically reveal lun...  Read Full »

My mother has been recommended Paclitaxel and Docetaxel for breast cancer. Which one should we go for?

Query: Hello doctor,My mother was diagnosed with carcinoma in her left breast. The histopathology report showed pT2pN1, ER (estrogen receptors) and PR (progesterone receptors) positive, and HER2-Neu (human epidermal growth factor receptor 2) negative. She underwent a modified radical mastectomy. The doctor...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.She should go for injection Paclitaxel; it is the drug of choice.Thanks and regards.  Read Full »

Despite of breast cancer, my mother is normal. Is that true?

Query: Hi doctor,My mother told us five years ago that she has NASH and has a few months to live. However, she is still active, but one and a half years ago, she told her grandchildren and me that she had breast cancer and had a few months to live. Since she has had NASH and she gets drained every two week...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. As she performs ascites tapping every two weeks, that means the liver is failing. Liver failure is a serious condition with high mortality. Breast cancer is manifested with swelling in the breast and may lead to weight loss and anorexia. S...  Read Full »

Is there any alternative to chemotherapy? Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have metastatic breast cancer that has spread to the bone. I feel pain in my lower jaw, and my teeth feel sensitive and loose; if I do not want to undergo chemotherapy or surgery, what is the best alternative to help me manage my symptoms? I am not looking for a cure but a way to manage...  Read Full »


Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Regarding your disease, metastatic breast cancer, are you taking any medicines for metastatic cancer? (Zoledronic acid, Denosumab, etc.) for your bone? If yes, your oncologist should hold these medications and refer you to a dental and maxill...  Read Full »

What is the best treatment for stage 2A breast cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, My aunt has been diagnosed with stage 2A breast cancer with T2, N0, M0. Could you please recommend the appropriate course of treatment, the estimated time for recovery, and her life expectancy? Kindly advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would be happy to help. Stage 2A is an early stage of cancer that is treatable with surgery. However, chemotherapy and radiation therapy depend on the biopsy report. Also, hormonal and targeted therapy depend on ER (estrogen receptors) and...  Read Full »

My grandmother has stage 2B invasive carcinoma. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My grandmother had a radical modified mastectomy for stage 2B invasive carcinoma. I am attaching her biopsy reports. She had been advised to undergo radiation therapy and hormonal therapy. We need a second opinion on radiation therapy. Is it good to do radiation therapy at this stage? ...  Read Full »


Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. I went through her reports (the attachments were removed to protect the patient's identity). Any breast cancer with lymph node metastasis and perineural or lymphovascular invasion needs radiotherapy. If she omits r...  Read Full »

My mother has lymphedema due to breast cancer. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My mother was diagnosed with stage 1 DCIS, right breast cancer (ER and PR positive ) seven years ago, followed by radiation and eight cycles of chemotherapy. Unfortunately, there was a distant recurrence at the left breast with metastatic stage 4 grade 3 (ER and PR negative) of invasiv...  Read Full »


Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. I have reviewed your mother's reports, and it looks like she has advanced breast cancer (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). She has a huge local recurrence with bone, lung, and skin metastasis. ...  Read Full »

I am a 26-year-old female worried about recurrence of PCOS and also about getting breast cancer as my grandmother has it. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 26-year-old female and I have had PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), and I was on homeopathy for five years. Sonography reports came back normal. Now I want to know if there are any chances of it coming back as sometimes I get pain in the left ovary. Also, my grandmother has breas...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) is not completely curable, to prevent symptoms from reappearing, you should exercise regularly and do diet modification to maintain your weight within normal BMI (body mass index). As you...  Read Full »

How to cure breast cancer with bone and liver metastasis?

Query: Hello doctor,My mom is 67 years old. She has breast cancer with bone and liver metastasis. Liver cirrhosis is also present. She has a loss of appetite, cough with blood, and cannot sleep. I am worried because she is becoming weak. I have attached her reports for your reference. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. From the reports attached (attachment was removed to protect the patient's identity), the diagnosis is breast cancer with metastasis to the liver and bones. Also, I suggest a second diagnosis of primary liver cancer. I suggest you perform the ...  Read Full »

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