Breast Health

Find crucial information on breast health including conditions such as fibrocystic breasts. Find out why you may be experiencing breast pain, including problems with breastfeeding, mastitis, inverted nipple and other conditions.

 

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  • Dangers of Breast Biopsy
    Your physician might recommend that you undergo a breast biopsy to find if you have any abnormalities in the cells. By learning breast biopsy dangers, you can better prepare for undergoing the procedure.
  • The Significance of a Mammogram Showing DCIS
    A breast cancer screening can rule out different types of breast cancer. Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is a form of breast cancer, often found on a routine mammogram. A mammogram showing DCIS will prompt further testing, such as a biopsy.
  • New Federal Guidelines for Mammograms: What They Mean for American Women
    The new federal guidelines for mammograms lower the frequency of mammograms for women with no breast cancer risk factors. Controversy surrounds the guidelines because many believe these guidelines may leave breast cancer undetected.
  • Natural Remedies for Fibrocystic Breasts
    Fibrocystic breast changes are characterized by lumpy, painful breasts. Find out about natural remedies for fibrocystic breasts that you can discuss with your doctor.
  • Painful Breast Lumps: Causes and Treatment Options
    A painful breast lump can be due to an injury or infection or a noncancerous growth. Although cancerous tumors are generally painless, breast cancer should be ruled out by your doctor. Learn about the specific causes of and treatments for painful lumps.
  • Types of Breast Lumps
    Many women become concerned when they find a lump in their breast, afraid that cancer may be an issue. More often then not a growth is noncancerous. What are the different types of breast lumps? When are they a health risk and when are they harmless?
  • An Overview of Benign Breast Calcifications
    As women age, the chances of having benign breast calcifications increases. Learn what they are, what they may be caused by and how calcium deposits in breast tissue are addressed.
  • Six Reasons You Might Experience Sore Breasts
    There are many reasons for sore breasts. You’ve probably experienced them at some point in your life. Some of the reasons are chronic while others are red flags for problems. Learn which ones are normal and which ones should give you pause for concern.
  • About Fibrocystic Breast Disease
    A woman between 30 and 50 years of age may experience fibrocystic breast disease. This condition is common, but is not cancerous. Learn more about this condition along with the symptoms, possible cause, diagnosis and treatment.
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