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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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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 »

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 »

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. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

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 »

Will breast cancer need chemotherapy even after the complete excision of the lump?

Query: Hi doctor, I felt the lump seven months back but did the test four months ago and had the surgery three months ago. I have been diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer and had an excisional biopsy procedure where the tumor, safety margin, and three lymph nodes have been dissected. My doctor told m...  Read Full »

Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and attachments (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Being an oncologist involved in the care of breast cancer patients, I can understand your concerns. Based on the query, I can gather few things: 1) You are 29, w...  Read Full »

Is invasive intraductal breast carcinoma curable?

Query: Hello doctor,My mother has been recently diagnosed with invasive intraductal breast carcinoma. I am currently outside the city and have not seen the reports. But, she told me that it is malignant and has spread to two lymph nodes. There is no metastasis. Doctors have told me to start chemotherapy fo...  Read Full »

Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to see the reports. But, as per your history, if it has already spread to lymph nodes, it has locally advanced. In such cases, what is usually done is to give new adjuvant chemotherapy followed by surgery and radiotherapy. Though I have limited in...  Read Full »

What tests are recommended to determine the type of treatment for breast cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is diagnosed with breast cancer, and there is pain in her left breast, waist, and back. Can you please tell me the treatment options available?  Read Full »

Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and the reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) you have provided. I can understand that this would be a difficult time for your family, and it is natural to get a second opinion. Based on reports, it looks...  Read Full »

Does architectural distortion in the breast on a mammogram indicate breast cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I went for my mammogram today, and this was just posted to my portal. Need help better understanding. I am a 39-year-old asymptomatic female for routine screening mammography. There is a family history of breast cancer in her maternal grandmother. Lifetime estimated risk of breast cancer...  Read Full »

Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your mammogram report (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I would like to know what exactly you need help with. I will explain the report in short for you. 1) We calculate the lifetime risk of breast cancer by various...  Read Full »

How can we treat a tumor in breast?

Query: Hi doctor, Before a few months, my mother-in-law has got a tumor in her left breast. There is no pain. It had started growing recently in the last four to six weeks, and we consulted oncologists. The results of various tests are out. I wanted to get a second opinion. I have attached reports to you ...  Read Full »

Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the query. But before going ahead with treatment decisions, I need to know a few details: Any comorbidities like diabetes, hypertension, and renal problem? How is her general condition, is she able to carry out her daily activities? What is her ...  Read Full »

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