What is Fibroadenoma?

If you have found a lump in your breast during a self-exam, or a suspicious mass was found during a mammogram, don’t panic. The lump may a non-cancerous fibroadenoma. A fibroadenoma is a fairly common medical occurrence among women who are experiencing significant hormone fluctuations, either during puberty, pregnancy, or menopause. It is a non-cancerous

CONTINUE READING …

What is involved in lumpectomy surgery?

Lumpectomy (surgical removal of a breast lump) is one of the most common treatments for breast cancer. It is interesting to note that the majority of breast lumps are benign. During lumpectomy surgery, the cancer is removed, while leaving the rest of the breast intact (versus a mastectomy where all of the breast tissue is

CONTINUE READING …

A Primer on Breast Biopsy Procedures

When you or your doctor detect a breast lump, a breast biopsy is frequently recommended as it is the definitive test to rule out cancer. A biopsy removes part or all of the lump and the tissue sample is sent to pathology for examination. At least 70% of lumps biopsied are benign. Every breast mass

CONTINUE READING …

Top 3 Things You Need to Know About Mammogram Screening

Mammogram screening is an imaging procedure performed on women to ensure that the breasts are healthy, and that no growth or abnormalities are present. It is an effective tool for the early detection of breast cancer in women.   If you have never undergone breast imaging examination before, or you’re still undecided about whether or

CONTINUE READING …

Non-Surgical breast lump removal

Have you ever felt a lump in your breast and after having been evaluated, told that there was “nothing there” and that they should just live with it? Many patients go through expensive and time-consuming evaluations and at the end of their journey, they essentially get a figurative pat on the knee and are sent

CONTINUE READING …

Are Breast Cancer Surgeons Removing Women’s Nipples Needlessly?

Many breast surgeons continue to remove the nipples when performing mastectomy — resulting in disfigured breasts and a loss of self-confidence for the patient. Nipple-Sparring Mastectomy Most breast cancers can be treated without removing the nipples. A nipple-sparing mastectomy is safe in almost all patients except those in which cancer is found in the nipple

CONTINUE READING …

What Does Turning 40 Mean For Your Breasts?

Breast changes as we age is completely common. The breasts of a 40-year-old differ dramatically from those of a 20 or 60-year-old. Understanding what is considered normal for your breasts in your 40s can ensure that you maintain good breast health into your 50s and well beyond. Breast Changes in Your 40s As you grow

CONTINUE READING …