For most women, being diagnosed with breast cancer can be devastating. The types of breast cancers which can occur - some hormone dependent, others not - the different stages of the condition and the different treatment options available, may be confusing.
In most cases, the first symptoms of breast cancer is a lump in the breast. Other symptoms may be :
- Nipple Discharge
- Breast pain
- Inversion of the nipple
- Dimpling of the skin
- Enlargement of the whole breast or one part of the breast
- Redness, scaling or itching of the skin, especially the skin around the nipples.
The normal anatomy of the breast consists of specialized tissues (glandular tissue) which can produce milk, and fat tissue The specialized tissues are again organized into lobules. Each breast has 15-20 lobules. Milk produced in these lobules are drained by ducts to the nipples.
There are different type of breast cancers, depending on the the site of origin. - Ductal carcinoma : These are cancers which originate in the ducts and are divided into Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and Invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC).
- Lobular carcinoma : These cancers originate in the lobules. They are subdivided into Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) and Invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC). Other types of breast cancers are:
- Paget's disease of the nipple.
- Inflammatory Breast Cancer
- Mixed type of breast cancer In males, the commonest type of breast cancer is Paget's disease of the Nipples. But the other types can also occur, although they are very uncommon.
This site was created with the aim of bringing together all information about different types of breast cancers under one roof, making it easier for you to learn about this condition in detail.
Even more important, this site gives you an opportunity to ask our experts (one a gynecologist and the other a radiologist with extensive experience in breast cancer) about any aspect of the disease you would like to know more about and receive your reply by email in 24 hours.
It may be something you forgot to ask your doctor, it may be a detail you are confused about. Or perhaps you were too intimidated or scared to ask the doctor while you were in his office.
Or perhaps you just want a second opinion.
The advantage of online consultation is that you can ask your question from the privacy of your home at any time you want - morning, day or midnight. You can plan out what you want to ask or even prepare a questionnaire about your concerns. Our experts would be glad to answer every detail.
No medical diagnosis can be made accurately without a physical examination. But you can definitely be guided about the next step in your treatment protocol, the pros and cons of the different drugs you have been prescribed and also the prognosis of your condition.
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