Shah Piles Hospital

Breast Lumps

BREAST LUMPS

Breast lumps can have causes that aren’t due to underlying disease. Examples include scars, fibroadenomas (benign fibrous growths), lipomas (benign fatty growths), cysts or overgrowth of ducts. Causes include infection, trauma, fibroadenoma, cyst, fat necrosis, or fibrocystic breasts.
Breast lump removal is the surgical removal of a cancerous lump inside the breast. It’s also known as a lumpectomy.

A biopsy can show a lump in the breast is cancerous. The goal of the procedure is to remove the lump and some healthy tissue around the tumor. When your doctor removes healthy tissue and the lump, it will help ensure that all cancer cells are gone.

A mastectomy may also be done, which is a complete surgical removal of the breast. Evidence shows that a lumpectomy is just as effective as a mastectomy in the early stages of breast cancer, according to Shah Piles Hospital.

Signs & symptoms

Signs & symptoms related to breast disorders are quite common & call for most visits to doctors each year. Some of these symptoms are enumerated below.
Breast Pain
Lumps in Breasts
Discharge from Nipple
Changes in Skin of Breasts

SCREENING

Women with no symptoms can attend our routine breast assessment program & undergo clinical examination. Annual screening mammograms are recommended for women above 40 years of age. Women of any age with elevated risk of breast cancer can appear for screening as well.

DIAGNOSIS

This is a specialized multi-disciplinary service for diagnosing all types of breast diseases. This diagnostic service at our clinic also applies to women who have been found to have any abnormality at the time of screening. Diagnosis is finally arrived at by combining results of investigations.

BIOPSY

Doctors recommend breast biopsy when they suspect that the lump or thickening in the chest is cancerous. This is common when mammogram, ultrasound & MRI reveal suspicious findings. Other reasons include unusual nipples or changes in areola, including scaling, crusting, bloody discharge or dimpling of skin.

TREATMENTS

The type of treatment which is recommended depends upon the cause of lump in breast. Periodical monitoring or antibiotics prescription may be required in some cases. Advanced treatments for breast cancer involve surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy depending upon the stage of cancer.

DISORDERS OF THE BREASTS

Breast disorders can either be benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Most often breast cancer can mean loss of breast or of life, but in contrast benign breast tumors are not life threatening. Breast cancer for many women is the worst fear. With advances in medical science though several potential problems can be detected early & regularly examined by the doctor. Women can also undergo periodical mammograms as recommended by doctors. However, early detection of breast cancer is the key to successful treatment.

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