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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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Does having sex during breast cancer chemotherapy create complications?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 34 years old, and she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Last night we had sex without any protection. Currently, she is on chemotherapy. Is it ok to have sex during this treatment period (chemotherapy)? Are there any precautions that need to be taken while having sex so th...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I suggest you take precautions to prevent pregnancy. In most cases of chemotherapy, ovaries are suppressed, and chances of pregnancy are less. I suggest you use a condom while having intercourse. I hope this helps. Thank you.  Read Full »

I want to know about HER2-positive breast cancer. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I want to learn more about HER2-positive breast cancer, particularly how HER2 functions in it. My best friend was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and heard this is a very aggressive form. Could you please explain what HER2-positive breast cancer is, and how HER2 functions in the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muntaqa Butt

Answer: Hi, We welcome you to the family. I appreciate the confidence you place in me for your healthcare consultation. HER2-positive breast cancer is a breast cancer that tests positive for a protein called human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2). This protein promotes the growth of ...  Read Full »

Could you please explain HER2-positive breast cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, We recently found out that my mom has HER2-positive breast cancer, and I am a bit overwhelmed by all the information out there. I have heard about HER2, but I am not entirely sure what it means for my diagnosis and treatment. Could you please explain what HER2-positive breast cancer i...  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I can understand your concern. HER2-positive breast cancer is a type of breast cancer that tests positive for a protein called human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2). This protein promotes the growth of cancer cells. In...  Read Full »

Is radiation therapy required for stage 2B invasive breast carcinoma?

Query: Hi doctor, My mum, who is 75- years- old, recently had a modified radical mastectomy for stage 2B invasive carcinoma (tumor size 3x3, two nodes of 19 dissected had metastasis). Her biopsy result says that NHS-grade 3 and positive lymph vascular and perineural invasion, the skin and areola and nipple...  Read Full »

Dr. Andrew Chellakumar Fenn

Answer: Hi, Welcome to A summary of the patient's diagnosis, cancer stage T2, n1 (tumor 2, node 1), Grade 3, Er pr positive (estrogen and progesterone receptor testing), Lvi pni (lymphovascular and perineural invasion) positive. She is 75 years old with cardiac Comorbidity. I would suggest ra...  Read Full »

My thyroid has enlarged recently. Why could this be?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 51-year-old post-menopausal female with various symptoms of hypothyroidism, which include fatigue, weight gain, constipation, dry skin, hoarse voice, puffy face or eyes, brittle hair and nails, hair loss, and more. I was also recently diagnosed with anemia and severe sleep apnea. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hi, Thank you for stopping by! I am here to provide an expert opinion on your medical issues. From what you have attached (attachments removed to protect patient identity) and the symptoms that you have described, I would recommend doing an ultrasound of your thyroid gland and neck to know what i...  Read Full »

Would I need HER2 injections after chemo and radiation therapy?

Query: Hello doctor, For a person who has completed six chemotherapy sessions and month-long radiation for breast cancer treatment, how many HER2 injections are required after the above? ERPR/HER2 parameters are negative.  Read Full »

Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Can you give information regarding a few details? What was the stage? What was the histopathology report? What chemotherapy was received? If ER/PR and HER 2 was negative, then was FISH (fluorescence in-situ hybridization) done? If HER 2 is negative by FISH and histo...  Read Full »

I want to know more about HER2-positive breast cancer. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been hearing a lot about HER2-positive breast cancer lately, and I am curious about what exactly it means. 1. Can you explain what HER2-positive breast cancer is and how it differs from other types of breast cancer? 2. Are there specific therapies or medications that target ...  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I can provide you with general information on HER2-positive breast cancer and its treatment as follows: HER2-positive breast cancer is a breast cancer that tests positive for a protein called human epidermal growth f...  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 t...  Read Full »

Dr. Sivaprakash Rathnaswamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

My mother underwent a surgery for breast cancer. Please help.

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 »

Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

I have a non-growing lump in left nipple for about 10 years. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a lump behind my left nipple for around 10 years. It is a painless and hard lump which is just behind the nipple, and it seems to be round in shape and is about more than 1 cm in size. It is not growing and is of fixed size. I also notice skin discoloration on the breast like s...  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It looks all these lesions are benign (non-cancerous). This small lump which is there for 10 years is certainly benign as cancerous lump grows and spreads. Regarding skin discoloration looking like melanin patches and fluid lumps. You have not mentioned the details ...  Read Full »

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