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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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What is the guideline for treating metastatic breast cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, The patient is a 36-year-old female. She is a metastatic breast cancer patient. The diagnosis was made three years ago. Metastasis found this year through FDG PET CT scan. The primary treatment was for breast lumpectomy, followed by chemotherapy (3 FEC+3 Docetaxel), and radiation ther...  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It looks like she is having progressive metastatic breast cancer triple positive (ER +, Her 2 +ve). She received chemotherapy, hormonal, and target therapy (Trastuzumab). She also underwent BCS, oophorectomy, plus radiotherapy. Despite all this treatment. she progres...  Read Full »

I have breast cancer. Will taking Pembrolizumab help?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 40-year-old woman recently diagnosed with breast cancer, and it has been hard, especially considering I have a 5-year-old child. I have been feeling quite depressed about the situation. I was wondering if Keytruda, a medication I have heard of, could assist with my particular situ...  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query, and I can understand your concern. Keytruda (Pembrolizumab) is an immunotherapy drug and is usually not used in all types of breast cancer. It can be used in a subtype of breast cancer called triple-negative breast cancer with PD L1 (programm...  Read Full »

Can I take Ribociclib if I have breast cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, and my oncologist has recommended Kisqali as a potential treatment option. Can you provide detailed information on how Kisqali works to manage advanced breast cancer, the expected outcomes, and any potential side effects? Additionally...  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Kisqali (Ribociclib) is utilized in individuals with metastatic breast cancer who are hormone positive and have Her 2 neu (human epidermal growth factor receptor 2) negative. It is used in conjunction with the hormone ...  Read Full »

I am diagnosed with breast cancer. How should I use Anastrozole?

Query: Hello doctor, I'm a 40-year-old woman recently diagnosed with breast cancer. I cannot provide reports now due to my condition, but I urgently need information on Anastrozole. My doctor mentioned it, and I would like guidance on how it works for breast cancer during menopause. Are there any precautio...  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query. I understand your concern about Anastrozole. This medication operates as a hormone treatment, specifically aiming to reduce estrogen levels within the body. It is primarily prescribed for women who have undergone menopause and are contending with...  Read Full »

My mother has triple-positive breast cancer. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My mother received a diagnosis of triple-positive breast cancer approximately one week ago. At the time of diagnosis, the tumor measured just under 0.79 inches (2 cm) with no suspected spread, and the axilla appeared normal on both ultrasound and mammogram scans. We are awaiting inform...  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. From the information provided, it appears to be a localized cancer. However, further investigations are needed for confirmation. A PET CT ( Positron emission tomography-computed tomography) scan is recommended to assess...  Read Full »

Is breast cancer passed on to generations?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a concern about my mother who is nearing her 60s. My grandmother had breast cancer and I am worried if it is there in our genes. Is there any test to know this? Also, I heard there are some medicines like Anastrozole to prevent this type of cancer. Is it advisable to take those p...  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Almost 10 percent of breast cancers are hereditary and run in families. I would suggest doing a BRCA (breast cancer gene)1 And BRCA 2 test for your mother. In case she is positive, then all your siblings including you have to do this t...  Read Full »

Being diagnosed with breast cancer, I feel stressed. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35-year-old woman, and I feel really stressed and depressed. I was experiencing discharge from my nipple and also had some swelling in the breast. So, I immediately rushed to my doctor who recently found out that I have breast cancer after doing a check-up and diagnosis. I have t...  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I completely understand what you are going through and appreciate your courage and fighting spirit. I am here to help and guide you in these vulnerable times. Breast cancer is curable in most cases if detected at an early stage. Even stage 4 breast cancer patients c...  Read Full »

My mother has breast cancer. What treatment can she take?

Query: Hello doctor, I need advise from experts about my mother. She is suffering from breast cancer. It was diagnosed two days ago. I want an expert's opinion for future treatment. Kindly guide me. What is the best treatment?  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, the biopsy report has confirmed the diagnosis of breast cancer. Now, the next step will be to stage this disease. For that purpose, she will be adviced to do a CT scan of ...  Read Full »

I am diagnosed with fibroadenoma in my breast. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, They found two solid nodules around 0.09 cm on my left breast, one of which was suspicious finding BIRAD 4. On the ultrasonography, it looks black inside, wider than tall. Please help me out. I am terrified. The report said although it could be a fibroadenoma, it is still suspicious.  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the ultrasound report of the breast (attachment removed to protect patient identity) which is showing two suspicious solid nodules. Now, it is highly recommended to take a biopsy from both the solid nodules to confirm the diagnosis. Biopsy report ...  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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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