Loading...

Page Theme

Blue Dark Blue Red Green

Skip Navigation Links

Member Sign In

Remember me
Forgot Password?
Sign up now

Ask An Expert

Asked by : ERajib on Mon, 15 Mar 2010
Asked in :Breast Biopsy
Comments (0)    No Of Views (539)   

Member SignIn

Please login to rate
 
Email
Password
     
Forgot Password?
Sign up now
0 rating

My mother aged 85Yrs., has developed large breast lump(Size >5cm) in the left breast. Pl. suggest best supporive treatment at her age.


Answered by : DrPradeepsaxena on Sat, 08 May 2010

Hi ERajib,
Work up should include bone scan, CT/ MRI and chest imaging to rule out metastatic disease.
There are insufficient data for chemotherapy recommendations for those over 70 yrs old. Treatment should be individualized with consideration for comorbid conditions.
Breast irradiation may be omited in those 70 yrs or older with ER+ node negative disease.
Guidelines allow the use of breast conserving surgery [with negative margins] plus tamoxifen or an Aromatase inhibitor without breast irradiation in women 70 yrs age or older with clinically negative lymph nodes and ER+ breast cancer.
Best management of any cancer patient is in a clinical trial. Participation in clinacal trial is encouraged.
Pradeep


Join our Panel of Experts

Post Your Comments

This is an open forum for the public. Please follow our Community Guidelines when posting any material. You are welcome to be critical or controversial, but avoid getting personal, abusive or offensive and try to keep your postings brief. All postings are being constantly reviewed for spam and irrelevant material (such as product advertisement or personal advertisements). Any posting that does not conform to our policy and 'Terms of Use' are deleted.
Remember threads are for only feedback and discussion. We will not use this material for publishing papers or advertisements.
You need to be registered with Medwonders to post any item. If you are a New User please register. You will be re-directed back to this page.


0 Comment(s)
Be the first to comment

Member SignIn

Please login to post your comment.
 
Email
 
Password
 
     
Forgot Password?
Sign up now

Answered By :

Dr. Pradeep Saxena

General Surgery

 

Total Answered : ( 3 )

Providing regular services in Gastrointestinal surgery, Hepato-biliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Cancer Surgery, Endocrine & breast surgery, Laparoscopic surgery besides General Surgery
Read More

Support Groups Q-A
 View All »
 Allergies & Immunity (13) »
    • Allergy (6)
    • Common Cold (6)
    • Shingles / Herpes Zoster / Post Herpetic Neuralgia / Chicken pox shingles (1)
 Alternative Medicine (8) »
    • Ayurveda (2)
    • Homeopathy (2)
    • Yoga and Lifestyle (4)
 Brain & nervous system (31) »
    • Alzheimer's Disease (1)
    • Bell's Palsy (1)
    • Dyslexia (2)
    • Febrile Fits / Febrile Convulsions (3)
    • Fits/Epilepsy/Convulsions (11)
    • Headache / Cephalgia (5)
    • Leprosy (1)
    • Migraine (3)
    • Others (4)
 Cancers (19) »
    • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (1)
    • Acute Myeloid Leukemia (2)
    • Bone Marrow Biopsy (1)
    • Breast Biopsy (1)
    • Colo-rectal Cancer - Management (1)
    • Cysts and Tumours (1)
    • Endometrial Cancer (1)
    • Gastric Cancer / Cancer Of The Stomach (5)
    • Leukemia (1)
    • Liver Biopsy (1)
    • Liver Cancer (1)
    • Others (1)
    • Ovarian Cancer / Cancer of Ovary (1)
    • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome / Polycystic ovary disease (1)
 Children’s health & parenting (10) »
    • Others (10)
 Dental Health (4) »
    • Others (1)
    • Tongue Abnormalities / Developmental Disturbances of the Tongue (1)
    • Tooth Decay (1)
    • Tooth Discoloration (1)
 Diet & nutrition (49) »
    • Calcium and Vitamin Supplements (2)
    • Diabetic Diet / Torture or Not (4)
    • Diet and High Blood Pressure (1)
    • Diet Pills (22)
    • Diet, Lifestyle and Heart Disease (5)
    • Ideal Body Weight - A Massive Issue (9)
    • Others (3)
    • Vitamin Supplements (2)
    • Why Do We Eat - Nutrition Facts (1)
 Ear, Nose & Mouth (10) »
    • Cold Sores/ Fever Blisters / Recurrent Herpes Labialis (1)
    • Mouth Ulcers (2)
    • Nose Bleed / Epistaxis (1)
    • Others (5)
    • Vertigo (1)
 Endocrine System (26) »
    • Diabetes - Essentials (18)
    • Diabetes - Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose (SMBG) (2)
    • Hyperthyroidism / Thyroiditis / Graves Disease (1)
    • Hypothyroidism / Myxoedema (5)
 Gastrointestinal System (72) »
    • Alcoholic Liver Disease (1)
    • Appendicitis (1)
    • Constipation (5)
    • GERD (2)
    • Hiatus Hernia (1)
    • Others (38)
    • Pancreatitis (3)
    • Piles / Hemorrhoids (16)
    • Ulcerative Colitis (5)
 Genetic & Metabolic (21) »
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) (2)
    • Down syndrome / Birth Defects - Genetic (12)
    • Genetic Counseling (1)
    • Klinefelter's Syndrome (1)
    • Muscular Dystrophy / Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (3)
    • Psoriasis (2)
 Healthcare Industry & Policy (10) »
    • Health Insurance (7)
    • Medical Job (2)
    • Medico Legal (1)
 Heart, Blood & Circulatory System (44) »
    • Anemia / Low Haemoglobin (2)
    • Blood Donation (1)
    • Blood Group (5)
    • Cardiac Catheterization / Coronary Angiogram (1)
    • Congenital Heart Disease – Septal Defects (2)
    • Heart Attack (1)
    • High Cholesterol / Hypercholesterolemia (3)
    • Hypertension / High Blood Pressure (21)
    • Mitral Valve Stenosis And Mitral Valve Replacement (1)
    • Others (3)
    • Palpitations And Arrhythmias (3)
    • Thalassemia (1)
 Infectious Diseases (19) »
    • Amoebic Dysentery / Amoebiasis (1)
    • Chikungunya (5)
    • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (1)
    • Dengue / Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever / Dengue Shock Syndrome (5)
    • Filaria (3)
    • Hepatitis B (1)
    • Malaria (2)
    • Typhoid and Paratyphoid Enteric Fevers (1)
 Kidney & bladder (9) »
    • Bedwetting / Enuresis (1)
    • Gallstones (1)
    • Kidney Stones/Renal Stones (2)
    • Kidney Transplantation (1)
    • Others (4)
 Lungs & Respiration (20) »
    • Health Hazards of Smoking Cigarettes (1)
    • Lung Cancer (2)
    • Others (3)
    • Respiratory Diseases (2)
    • Smoking And Tobacco (4)
    • Tuberculosis / Pulmonary Tuberculosis / Lung Tuberculosis / TB (8)
 Men’s health (108) »
    • Andropause / Male Menopause (1)
    • Drugs In Impotence (1)
    • Hair Loss (18)
    • Hydrocele (2)
    • Impotence / Erectile Dysfunction (27)
    • Others (39)
    • Phimosis/Circumcision (1)
    • Premature Ejaculation / PE (17)
    • Priapism (2)
 Mental health & addiction (104) »
    • Adolescent Depression (1)
    • Alcohol abuse / Alcohol dependence / Alcoholism (2)
    • Anorexia Nervosa (1)
    • Anxiety Disorder (3)
    • Binge Eating : The Pleasure and Pain (1)
    • Depression (6)
    • Hypersomnia / Excessive Sleepiness Disorder / Idiopathic Hypersomnia (2)
    • Others (5)
    • Phobias (1)
    • Psychoactive Substances/ Substance Abuse / Drug Abuse (1)
    • Psychological Changes In Pregnancy (1)
    • Schizophrenia (3)
    • Sexual Deviance (66)
    • Sleep Disorder (6)
    • Sleep Disorder: Insomnia (1)
    • Sleep Disorder: Narcolepsy (1)
    • Stress Incontinence - Management (2)
    • Suicide (1)
 Miscellaneous (72) »
    • General (72)
 Muscles & Bones (11) »
    • Back Pain (4)
    • Lifestyle And Osteoporosis (1)
    • Osteoarthritis / Osteoarthrosis / Degenerative Disease (1)
    • Others (4)
    • Spondylosis (1)
 Relationships & Sexuality (5) »
    • AIDS/HIV - Common Opportunistic Infections (1)
    • AIDS/HIV - Prevention And Transmission (2)
    • Others (2)
 Senior health (25) »
    • Obesity (25)
 Skin & Hair (38) »
    • Acne / Pimples / Zits (17)
    • Heat Stroke (1)
    • Others (2)
    • Skin Cancer (1)
    • Skin Disease or Dermatology - Overview (14)
    • Skin Disorder / Dry Skin / Xerosis (3)
 Teens (36) »
    • AIDS/HIV (17)
    • AIDS/HIV - Lab Tests and FAQs (1)
    • Oral Health: The First Reflector of AIDS (1)
    • Sex Education For Teens (17)
 Trauma & Injuries (3) »
    • Accident and Trauma Care (3)
 Vision Center (19) »
    • Amblyopia / Lazy Eye (2)
    • Astigmatism (1)
    • Conjunctivitis / Pink Eye (2)
    • Corneal Ulcer (1)
    • Diabetic Retinopathy (1)
    • Lasik Eye Surgery (1)
    • Myopia/Short Sightedness (2)
    • Others (9)
 Women’s health (76) »
    • Birth Control Pills (6)
    • Breast Feeding and Problems (6)
    • Dysmenorrhea / Painful Menstruation / Menstrual Pain (1)
    • Ectopic Pregnancy (1)
    • Endometriosis (3)
    • Female Sexual Dysfunction (2)
    • Gestational Diabetes (1)
    • Gonorrhea / Clap (1)
    • Hot Flash (2)
    • Infertility (3)
    • Labor and Delivery / Pregnancy Labor (1)
    • Menopause (1)
    • Others (12)
    • Ovulation (4)
    • Pregnancy (23)
    • Pregnancy - Exercises and Massages (1)
    • Pregnancy and Complications / Complications of Pregnancy (4)
    • Pregnancy And Diet / Diet During Pregnancy (1)
    • Urinary Tract Infection (1)
    • Vaginitis / Vaginal Infections (2)


Community
Support Groups
MedBlogs
Discussions
Activities
Badges
Advertise with us
Send Feedback
Contact us
Content Team
Privacy Policy
Help
Terms of Use
Copyright
Medwonders has 108297 Members and 444 Groups.
Last Updated - Apr 20, 2014 - Designed & Content Managed by Medindia4u.com Pvt. Ltd.
Hosted & Technical Support by FrontPoint Systems
Best viewed with resolution 1024x768 px.
Copyright © 2014 Medindia4u.com Pvt. Ltd. All rights reserved.