Breast Related Issues

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Breast Related Issues

Breast disorders are increasingly affecting women across all age groups these days. To combat breast cancer and other serious breast disorders in women, Apollo Clinic offers a speciality department that is concerned with the screening, prevention and treatment of breast disorders in women.

What are breast disorders?

Breast disorders may either be benign (i.e. non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous).

The most common types of breast disorders include the following :

  • Breast cancer
  • Breast pain or tenderness
  • Inverted nipples
  • Breast lumps
  • Nipple discharge Abnormal changes in breast skin

Symptoms and diagnosis of breast disorders

Breast lumps can be identified through physical examination of the breasts. The appearance of breast lumps during menstrual periods is a common occurrence. However, if the lump continues to persist, a breast ultrasound or even a breast biopsy may be recommended to ascertain the cause.

Breast pain or tenderness : Breast tenderness during menstruation is a commonly observed phenomenon. However, if you persistently suffer from tender breasts, a thorough breast examination is recommended in order to determine the presence of any underlying cause

Inverted Nipples : Women born with inverted nipples, or breastfeeding women experiencing inverted nipples is no cause for concern. However, if you were born with normal nipples which seem to be inverting, then a mammogram and a physical breast examination is recommended

Nipple discharge : A mammogram or ductogram is recommended in case of clear or bloody discharge from your nipples when you haven’t been breastfeeding for the past year.

Breast Cancer : The most common symptom of breast cancer is the presence of a lump in the breast. Swollen lymph nodes could be another indicator.

How can we help?

At Apollo Clinic, we continuously stress on the importance of regular monitoring and early diagnosis of breast disorders in order to identify and treat them before they affect your overall health. Our experts will educate you about the look and feel of your breasts, in order to aid self-examination and raise awareness.

Apollo Clinic is equipped with the best diagnostic and screening machines and procedures in order to continuously monitor and preemptively treat breast disorders, with tests like x-ray, 2D combined with 3D mammograms, breast ultrasound, biopsy and breast MRI and a team of expert doctors and diagnosticians at your side, helping you along the way.

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