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  • Mammary
  • Also called: fibrocystic breast disease, chronic cystic mastitis, diffuse cystic mastopathy, mammary dysplasia These may be caused among others by trauma, secretory stasis/milk engorgement, hormonal stimulation, infections or autoimmune reactions. (wikipedia.org)
  • biopsy
  • Women who have a breast biopsy that is benign must discuss the possibility of additional risks with their doctors. (emaxhealth.com)
  • The Mayo team is evaluating various possible risk factors for a later breast cancer, including age at benign biopsy, family history of breast cancer and the pathologic findings of the benign lesion. (emaxhealth.com)
  • The study population of 9,087 women was drawn from the Mayo Clinic Surgical and Pathology Indices, identifying women ages 18 to 85, who had a biopsy of a benign breast lesion during a 25-year period from Jan. 1, 1967, through Dec. 31, 1991. (emaxhealth.com)
  • Occurrence of fibroadenomas in postmenopausal women referred for breast biopsy. (springer.com)
  • The most common test used to diagnose Paget's disease is the biopsy, removal of a tissue sample from the affected area which is then examined under the microscope by a pathologist, who distinguishes Paget cells from other cell types by staining tissues to identify specific cells (immunohistochemistry). (wikipedia.org)
  • ductal
  • Familiarity with breast microanatomy and physiology aids in understanding benign breast physiology The female breast is composed of ductal and lobular units. (springer.com)
  • The main breast ducts arise from lactiferous sinuses in the nipple and divide several times to form small ducts and then the smallest ductal elements, or "ductules," which in fact form the lobular unit of the breast. (springer.com)
  • lump in her breast
  • The 55-year-old lawyer and mother of three had discovered a lump in her breast last week as the presidential campaign was at its peak, and doctors urged her to be tested as soon as possible, her spokesman, David Ginsberg, said. (nypost.com)
  • When a woman finds a lump in her breast this is an especially scary time. (edenfantasys.com)
  • cancers
  • With 570 000 new cases in the world each year, breast cancer remains the commonest malignancy in women and comprises 18% of all female cancers. (bmj.com)
  • The condition is an uncommon disease accounting for 1 to 4.3% of all breast cancers and was first described by Sir James Paget in 1874. (wikipedia.org)
  • In cases of noninvasive cancers, simple mastectomies are performed in which only the breast with the lining over the chest muscles is removed. (wikipedia.org)
  • Its multi-catheter design allows for targeted radiation therapy for early-stage breast cancers. (dmoztools.net)
  • lobular
  • Her group examined several of those, including the presence of cysts, fibrosis and atrophy of breast components, known clinically as lobular involution. (eurekalert.org)
  • lobular carcinoma, which begins in the lobes or lobules, and inflammatory breast cancer. (dmoztools.net)
  • Surgery
  • but i would like a bit of input.While, conventional proven treatment--should be given to a patient by an expert in the field of breast cancer , after the traditional treatments are given many times the patient is left alone-no real post chemo-post rads-post surgery protocal is rx--.Too bad!good nutrition , exercise , yoga , emotional support etc. (healthtap.com)
  • Non-profit breast cancer support group providing support, care and surgery for the underinsured and underprivileged in south-central Texas. (dmoztools.net)
  • tenderness
  • Decreasing caffeine intake will minimize breast tenderness and increasing vitamin E to 800 or 1000 international units (iu) each day will also decrease the pain. (healthtap.com)
  • treatment
  • Dr. Maurice M. Black,78, an early champion of alternatives to radical mastectomies in the treatment of breast cancer, died Saturday of liver cancer in New York.An internationally renowned expert in the field of breast disease, he published 250 studies dating to July 1953, when he predicted that "the use of ultra radical surgical attempts to cure breast cancer are not consistent with the biology of the disease. (baltimoresun.com)
  • Edwards' treatment could involve removal of part or all the breast and the lymph nodes around it. (nypost.com)
  • Chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy may be necessary, but the specific treatment often depends on the characteristics of the underlying breast cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • An overview of treatment options for breast cancer. (dmoztools.net)
  • It describes who is involved in providing breast cancer treatment and explains the different treatment options and their possible side effects. (dmoztools.net)
  • subsequent
  • National Cancer Institute fact sheet explains in what situations this operation may be considered, and discusses the options for subsequent breast reconstruction. (dmoztools.net)
  • Patients
  • Non-profit organization dedicated to helping breast cancer patients through screening assistance programs, research, and support for patients and their families. (dmoztools.net)
  • genetic
  • Studies of migrants from Japan to Hawaii show that the rates of breast cancer in migrants assume the rate in the host country within one or two generations, indicating that environmental factors are of greater importance than genetic factors. (bmj.com)
  • Non-profit organization for those at high risk of ovarian or breast cancer due to genetic or family history status. (dmoztools.net)