[MOL] Fwd: Fw: Breast Cancer [02152] Medicine On Line


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I don't usually send on medical stuff, but thought this might be of some 
interest to the ladies out there.
Marlene

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>> Have a Nice Day!
>> Patricia A. Talbert
>> Educational Programs and Services
>> North Harris Montgomery Community College District
>> 250 N.Sam Houston Parkway East
>> Houston, TX  77060-2000
>> Phone:  281-260-3817
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>> In a message dated 4/18/2000 4:57:53 PM Central Daylight Time, YPresley
>> writes:
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>> << Subject:  Breast Cancer
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>>  PAGET'S DISEASE 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
>>  becomes a lesion with a crusty outer edge. I would not have ever
>suspected
>>  it to be breast cancer but it was. My nipple never seemed any different
>to
>>  me, but the rash bothered me so went to my doctor's 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, and would not clear up with all the
>> creams
>>  given by doctor and dermatologist for the dermatitis on my eyes that I
>had
>>  just had prior to this
>>  outbreak. Therefore I went in to doctors office for further assistance.
>> They
>>  seemed a little concerned but did not warn me it could be cancerous. Now
>I
>>  suspect there are not many women out 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 your nipple causing it
>to
>>  itch and burn. ( As I stated mine did not itch much or burn, and no
>oozing
>>  was I aware of, but it did have a crust along the outer edge on one
side.
>>  2. A sore on your nipple that will not heal.  (Mine was on the areola
>area
>>  with a whitish thick looking area in the center of my 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 (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 to trigger enough importance to receive an
>>  announcement on her show last year. This is sad as women 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.
>>
>>  PLEASE SEND THIS TO ALL THE WOMEN YOU CARE ABOUT; CANCER CAN BE FOUGHT
>>  IF WE ARE ALL AWARE!
>>
>>  Sherry L. Dunaway
>>  Lease Administrator
>>  Grubb & Ellis|Harrison & Bates
>>  830 E. Main Street, 5th Floor
>>  Richmond, VA  23219-2725
>>  804.788.1000 ext. 268
>>  804.788.1145 fax
>>  sherry.dunaway@harrison-bates.com
>>   >>
>>
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