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  • What Causes Breast Pain?
    There are several different causes of breast pain. Learn what they are and when to go see your doctor.
  • How to Perform a Self Breast Exam
    Learn how to perform a self breast exam. Know your breasts so changes can be reported to your doctor. Most masses found are benign breast lumps but if it is cancerous, early detection greatly increases your chance of survival.
  • Storing Breast Milk Safely
    When storing breast milk, it is important to do it correctly to keep your baby well and healthy. Learn what containers to use, how long you can store breast milk, and what to do when traveling with breast milk.
  • Painful Breastfeeding
    Painful breastfeeding can be frustrating for both mom and baby; enough to make many women stop. Before you consider quitting, learn how you can relieve nipple soreness, heal cracked and bleeding nipples, and prevent future episodes.
  • Health Benefits of Breastfeeding
    Breast milk is nature's perfect food. It provides all the nutrients your baby needs, improves your baby's immune system, and lowers their risk of developing infections and allergies. Learn other health benefits of breastfeeding, for both mom and baby.
  • Fibrocystic Breast Changes in Women
    Fibrocystic breast changes are common in women. These can cause pain and discomfort, as well as apprehension about breast cancer. To allay this apprehension, it is important to be examined by a physician and be diagnosed.
  • The Importance of a Breast Biopsy Follow Up Ultrasound
    Learn about breast biopsy follow up ultrasound and discover why keeping the appointment matters in this overview of the procedure.
  • Vacuum-Assisted Breast Biopsy Contraindications
    A vacuum-assisted breast biopsy is a type of biopsy in which tissue material is removed from the breast using biopsy and ultrasound. This new enhanced procedure is able to obtain many samples with a single needle.
  • Overview of the Excisional Breast Biopsy
    Breast biopsy is one way to determine if the breast lump found during a breast examination is benign or malignant. Find out more about breast biopsy, procedure and result interpretation.
  • Types of Breast Biopsies
    Several types of breast biopsies can be used to detect cancerous cells, each with differing levels of invasiveness and reliability. The skill of the surgeon and the size and location of the lump also play a role in which type of biopsy is used.
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