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Question by  Steve90 (22)

Is increased blood flow a determination of malignant and non malignant tumors of the breast?


Answer by  NYCCDC (311)

This could be a factor showing there is indeed a malignancy, but the only real test would be a biopsy and examination of the tissue. Increased blood flow does occur in cancers, but also at times in non-malignant growths or localized inflammation. If you do have a lump or what you suspect is any changes to your breasts get examined.


Answer by  jamieellison (1637)

It can be. When cancer spreads and grows it can create its own blood supply, tapping into the local bloodstream through a process known as angiogenesis. This blood supply gives the cancer advantages in continuing its growth. Therefore, increased blood flow may be a sign of angiogenesis taking hold, indicating a more malignant tumor.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

No the only way they can tell the difference is by having you go in and have a biopsy done there is absolutely no other way for them to tell the difference between the two and they have to wait for the test results there is no old fashioned way to have the answer just pop up.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Well, increased blood flow can also be a direct result of exercise or even eating patterns. So no, it is not a determinant. However, you need to get xrays done.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Well it could mean that but also it could just be the result of the physical activity you are doing. You can't be sure without an examination by your doctor.


Answer by  fishy (1085)

Increased blood flow can be a determining factor in whether a tumor is malignant or benign, treatments for tumors include surgical and medical procedures including restricting blood flow to tumors.


Answer by  Vanasatchy (816)

Increased blood flow is a determination of malignant tumors of the breast. We see today that most of the ladies mainly spinsters suffer from it. When such be the case we find cancer cells floationg in the blood which flows very fast. Once treated properly there will be certain side effect, but no problem to life

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