Re: [MOL] Fwd: Breast Cancer Alert [01389] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] Fwd: Breast Cancer Alert



Liz, along surfing the net I had found a pathology report on this and it is
sure one ugly looking sore in the advanced stages..... I also saw a cancer
on the color that grew to the outside and that certainly was one ugly
looking picture also.  Thanks for passing this along, I noted the author put
her phone number.......................  Any sore that does not heal should
be suspect of cancer.  I had had a sore on my pinky finger that would not go
away, went to several doctors; but when  I mentioned it to my gyn, he
immediately did testing and I had uterine cancer and an extremely fast
growing one at that.  The other doctors swore it was from changing baby
diapers.  Again, thanks for passing this most important information along
for everyone to share and learn.  Your friend, lillian


----- Original Message -----
From: Elizabeth Patterson <eapat@ewa.net>
To: <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 1999 6:55 AM
Subject: [MOL] Fwd: Breast Cancer Alert


> I just received this from one of my students. It certainly is
> something I was not aware of. I guess I should be. Lillian, I thought
> you might know something about this or, if not, it may be something
> you want to add to your research.
> Liz
>
> >From: Onetrdrop@aol.com
> >Date: Tue, 31 Aug 1999 01:09:17 EDT
> >Subject: Fwd: Breast Cancer Alert
> >To: AngelaPLU@aol.com, stephanie.ayers@inspecusa.com,
Kchandler24@yahoo.com,
> >        eapat@ewa.net, Galena1001@aol.com, GOLVDA@nwinfo.net,
> >        katebaker99@yahoo.com, wsc00751@mail.wvnet.edu,
Noezitall@aol.com,
> >        sonflowerqueen@hotmail.com
> >
> >
> >Hello Ladies (and Gentlemen - please share with your significant other)
> >     It is a rare form of breast cancer, and is on the outside of the
breast,
> >on the nipple and areola, it appears as a rash which later became a
lesion
> >with a crusty outer edge.  I would not have ever suspected it to be
breast
> >cancer but it was.  My nipple never seems any different to me, but the
rash
> >bothered me so went to my doctors office for that.  Sometimes it itched
and
> >was sore but other than that it didn't really bother me, was just ugly
and a
> >nuisance, could not clear it up with all the creams been given by doctor
and
> >dermatologist for the dermatitis on my eyes had just prior to this
outbreak,
> >therefore went in to doctors office for assistance.  They seemed a little
> >concerned but did not warn me it could be cancerous. Now I suspect there
are
> >not many women but there who know a lesion or rash on the nipple or
areola
> >can be breast cancer. What are the symptoms?  Mine started out as a
single
> >red pimple on the areola. One of the biggest problems with Paget's
disease of
> >the nipple is that the symptoms appear to be harmless.  It is frequently
> >thought to be a skin inflammation or infections, leading to unfortunate
> >delays in detection and care.
> >       The symptoms include:
> >       1.   A persistent redness, oozing, and crusting of our nipple
causing
> >it to itch and burn.  (As I stated mine did not itch much or burn, and no
> >oozing I was aware of, but it did have a crust along outer edge on one
side.
> >       2.   A sore on your nipple that will not heal. (Mine was on the
areola
> >area with a white thick looking area in center of nipple)
> >       3.   Usually only one nipple is affected.
> >
> >       How is it diagnosed?
> >       Your doctor will do a physical exam, and should suggest having a
> >mammogram of both breasts done immediately. Even though the redness,
oozing
> >and crusting closely resemble dermatitis (an inflammation of the skin),
your
> >doctor should suspect cancer if the sore is only on one breast.  Your
doctor
> >should order a biopsy of your sore to confirm what is going on.  They
will
> >take a sample of your breast tissue in that area to test for cancer.  If
the
> >cancer is only in the nipple and not in the breast, your doctor may
recommend
> >just removing the nipple and surrounding tissue or suggest radiation
> >treatments.  Had my doctor caught mine right away, instead of flaking it
off
> >as dermatitis perhaps they could of saved my breast and it wouldn't have
gone
> >to my lymph nodes.
> >       This message should be taken seriously and passed on to as many of
> >your friends as possible, it could save someone's life.  My breast cancer
has
> >spread and metastasized to my bones, this after receiving mega doses of
> >chemotherapy, 28 treatments of radiation and taking tamaxofin.  If this
had
> >been diagnosed in the beginning as breast cancer and treated right away
> >perhaps it would not have spread...............
> >       I did try to spread the word through Rosie O'Donnell show on
breast
> >cancer awareness but it failed trigger importance enough to announce on
her
> >show last year.  This is sad as woman are not aware of Paget's disease.
If
> >by passing this around on the e-mail we can make others aware of it and
it's
> >potential  danger we are helping women everywhere.  Thanks for taking the
> >time to share.
> >       Angelique
> >       937-259-4394
>
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