Dr. Regina Hampton

Breast Surgery
Lanham, MD
25 years experience female

Locations

Office

Lanham, MD

Address

8116 Good Luck Rd, Suite 215, Lanham, MD
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Office

Lanham, MD

About

Bio

I am a board certified general surgeon with an expertise and focus on breast surgery. I own a dedicated breast surgery private practice. I treat women and men for benign and malignant breast problems. I perform oncoplastic techniques and nipple sparing mastectomy. My goals are to hide scars and maintain the form of the breast so it looks like surgery was never performed. I am the Medical Director of the Center for Comprehensive Breast Care at Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham, MD.

Specialties
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Breast Surgery

Surgery

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672 Answers
408 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
BRCA test: Breast and ovarian cancers are associated in those who are brca positive. Anyone who develops breast cancer under the age of 50 should be tested for ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
More breast tissue: Women have more breast tissue than men. In addition many cancers are driven by estrogen and progesterone, the female hormones. The good thing is tha... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Depends: If you are having redness over the lump and fevers, then you should go to urgent care. Otherwise you can see your pcp who can refer you to a breast s... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Depends: Our hope is that everyone will be diagnosed with breast cancer at an early stage and be treated sucessfully. Unfortunately, many women still do not g... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
No: Breast size doesn't affect risk for breast cancer. It is important to perform monthly breast self exam and be familiar with your own breasts. If you... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Depends: It can be a single lump but not always. If you have concerns, only a doctor and breast images with a possible need biopsy can make a definitive diagno... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: Male breast cancer accounts for 1% of all breast cancers. The same treatments used for women are used for men.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Armpit & breast: Breast cancer lumps can be in the armpit or lymph node. This is the 1st place a cancer will spread before going to other areas of the body. If cance... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
No: All breasts are fibrocystic but many will not have symptoms beyond the normal menstrual cycle.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Normal breast tissue: All breasts are fibrocystic. When the breasts get sore and lumpy during your period, this is fibrocystic change. These changes can also occur due to... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Keep pumping: Try to keep the breast milk flowing, either with the baby sucking or pumping. Recurrent mastitis can be common. I recommend consulting with a breast... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Antibiotics: Antibiotics are used to treat mastitis. If there is an abscess (collection of pus), then drainage will be needed as well. You should have this manag... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Common problem: This is a common occurrence and it due to milk being stagnant in the ducts. This is very treatable. See a breast specialist for management.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Lymphedema: You could be experiencing lymphedema. Radiation is a risk factor for the development of lymphedema after surgery. I recommend you speak with your ra... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Father-breast cancer: Your father's side of the family can play a significant role in the development of breast cancer. It is important to know which family members and the... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Common problem: Fibrocystic disease/changes is very common in women. This is most often seen during the menstrual cycle. Breasts feel lumpy and painful which is cau... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Normal breast tissue: All breasts are fibrocystic. When the breasts get sore and lumpy during your period, this is fibrocystic change. This changes can also occur due to ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Yes, but....: size does matter but there is more than just the size of the mass as stated by the responses. It is important to speak with your surgeon and a plasti... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Speak to your doctor: Every surgeon has them own post op instructions. Please call your surgeon.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Depends: It depends on the type of estrogen you are being prescribed and the reason. It also depends on your personal risk factors for breast cancer (family h... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Exam and images: All breasts are fibrocystic but some of us will have more lumpiness and/or pain. A good evaluation by a breast specialist along with and ultrasound (... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
6-8 weeks: In general, whole breast radiation (XRT) lasts 6-8 weeks, given 1 time a day, 5 days a week (you get weekends off). There are some new protocols that... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Breast?: Paget's disease of the breast is an early form of breast cancer. There are many online forums for breast cancer and i recommend you join them. There a... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Speak to ONcologist: These are normal side effects from taking tamoxifen. I highly recommend you communicate these symptoms to your medical oncologist. He/she will have ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Papilloma: An polyp in the breast duct(papilloma) is the most common cause of bloody discharge but breast cancer should be eliminated as the cause. A mammogram ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Fibrocystic changes: You could have fibrocystic changes. This is the most common cause of breast pain. It can be aggravated by caffeine, stress, menstrual cycle and hormo... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Depends: Invasive breast cancer has the ability to spread but not all invasive cancers do spread, especially if caught early. Cancer grows at different rates i... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Depends: As we have discovered different forms of breast cancer, we realize that each is different depending on the person affected. The biology of the tumor ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Vaginal lubricants: I recommend you work with your oncologist and gynecologist for recommendations. You may need a vaginal cream or lubricant to help. A preparation wit... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
No, but follow up: A follow up is necessary for us to get a closer look at an abnormality seen on your initial mammogram. In most cases, the abnormalities look noncance... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Need more details: I highly recommend you consult your oncology team and get evaluated by a gynecology oncologist. Since you are <50, it makes me concerned about a brca... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Stages 0 through 4: There are 5 stages: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4. Stage 0 is a non invasive cancer (dcis), stage 4 is any spread outside of the breast. To determine stage, we nee... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: This is a symptom of lung metastasis. It is often due to the tumor in the lung and/or fluid that builds up around the lung. I recommend you contact ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: Gynecomastia is enlargement of breast tissue in men. It is a noncancerous condition. It can cause nipple discharge, usually clear or yellow. If you... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
No: These supplements are not proven to enlarge the breast size. The only valid way to increase breast size is to have an augmentation by a plastic surge... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
1 in 8 women: 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer. Last year, 230, 500 new invasive cancers were diagnosed and 57, 650 new cases of non-invasive/in-situ cancer... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
If treated....: If your abscess is treated appropriately with drainage and antibiotics, the fever should resolve within 48-72 hours. If the fever persists, then cont... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
4-6 weeks: Once the abscess is treated (drainage and antibiotics), there can be residual lumpiness that is inflammed tissue. This can take at least 4-6 weeks to... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Breast pain common: Breast pain and tenderness is very common and in most cases does not indicate cancer. Perform breast self exam each month. If you feel any abnormali... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Discomfort in breast: Breast pain is common. It is typically experienced during the menstrual period. Pain can range from mild tenderness, burning, dull ache, sharp or st... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Not a simple answer: This question can't be answered without additional information. The stage of disease is very important to determine survival rates. For a stage 0, n... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Same as women: A lump felt on the breast/chest, abnormal skin changes, nipple discharge, nipple inversion, palpable mass in the axilla/underarm. Male breast cance... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
No: There is not anything to worry about. Polymastia is having extra breast tissue or extra nipples.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: You'll first want to make sure there is not an abnormality causing the inversion. If this is chronic, then it can be surgically corrected. I recomme... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Breast surgery: This is the removal of all the breast tissue. This can be done in combination with reconstruction to create a new breast mound. A skin sparing remov... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
Mass: Bloody nipple discharge requires physician evaluation. The most common cause is a papilloma, a polyp in the breast duct. They can be benign or malig... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
See a doctor: The only way to diagnose breast cancer is to get a biopsy of the lump/mass/calcifications/abnormality on imaging. I highly recommend you contact your... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
See a doctor: Male breast enlargement is called gynecomastia and can be common in men. It is seen at puberty but can also be seen in grown men who are overweight ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 25 years experience
See a doctor: The temporary puberty that you are referring to is called gynecomastia and can be common in men. It is seen at puberty but can also be seen in grown ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 5, 2013
excellent consultant. great informations/advices in regard to breast cancer surgery and everything around it.
Sep 12, 2013
Dr Hampton's responses to questions are helpful to the patients as well as her colleagues.
Apr 7, 2013
Answers patient's questions in a timely manner. Very knowledgeable!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Drexel University College of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

HOWARD UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Takoma Park, MD - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Maryland - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Takoma Park, MD - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Society of Breast Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
Regina Hampton, MD, PC
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