Breast problems such as breast lumps, breast pain or tenderness, nipple discharge or inversion, and changes in the skin of the breast are common in women of all ages from adolescents to older women.
HOW IS BREAST PROBLEMS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of breast problems includes: physical examination, a review of symptoms, mammogram, breast MRI and breast biopsy. For women who are 50 years or over, it is important to attend breast cancer screening appointments periodically.
HOW IS BREAST PROBLEMS TREATED?
The treatment of the breast problem will depend on the kind of problem that has been detected. While infections will warrant the prescription of antibiotics and cyst draining procedures, cancer may demand more severe treatments like radiation, chemotherapy and other forms of breast surgery for tissue and lump removal.
DID YOU KNOW?
A cyst may appear and disappear with the monthly menstrual cycles.