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Dr. Regina Hampton
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Breast Diseases (Definition)

Breast diseases are disorders that involve abnormal growths and changes in the breast tissue. Such diseases often begin with the finding of unusual ...Read more


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Do any foods naturally reduce or increase your chances of getting a breast disease?

Do any foods naturally reduce or increase your chances of getting a breast  disease?

Healthy diet: There are no foods that definitely cause or prevent breast cancer . Generally speaking it is goid to eat plenty if vegetables and fruit to provide vitamins and antioxidants. Starches and fatty foods and fast foods are considered unhealthy as they are associated with overweight or obesity which is associated with an elevated estrogen level which may be a factor which can increase your risk. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have breast disease/cancer?

How to tell if I have breast disease/cancer?

Dominant mass: A dominant lump n a breast should be seen by your personal physician without delay. You can ask your physician about whether mammography is right for you. If you are from a breast cancer family, you are entitled to get brca1 / brca2 genetic screening and to act on the results as seems best to you. Best wishes and stay vigilant. ...Read more

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Are there home remedies for fibrocystic breast disease?

No cure: Fibrocystic breast disease is the presence of fibrocystic tissue in the breasts. There is no cure for fibrocystic breast disease but there is treatment to decrease the discomfort. 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. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about fibrocystic breast disease and its causes?

Fibrocystic breasts: Cause is the normal fluctuation of monthly hormones and about 70% of women have it. It is the cystic dilatation of the milk ducts prior to menses after ovulation that produces the cysts and tenderness mostly. Goes away usually after menopause if no hormones are taken. ...Read more

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What are the treaments available for a fibrocystic breast disease and also if there is any danger for not curing a fibrocystic breast?

What are the treaments available for a fibrocystic breast disease and also if there is any danger for not curing a fibrocystic breast?

No specific: Treatment. Fibrocystic breasts are a common condition and there is no specific treatment. It is generally more important to exclude breast cancer. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/fibrocystic-breasts/ds01070. ...Read more

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Does smoking cause breast fibrocystic breast disease?

Does smoking cause breast fibrocystic breast disease?

Maybe: Studies have been contradictory regarding the relationship between smoking and fibrocystic changes. Periductal mastitis and subareolar abscesses are associated with cigarette smoking. ...Read more

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What do doctors do to diagnose fibrocystic breast disease?

It is really not : A disease and most medical professionals have stopped using the term "fibrocystic breast disease" and now simply refer to "fibrocystic breasts" or "fibrocystic breast changes". The diagnosis is usually made by characteristic history and physical exam findings. Mammograms and ultrasound may show breast cysts. Biopsy is sometimes performed in questionable cases. ...Read more

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Could fibrocystic breast disease affect breast size at all?

Could fibrocystic breast disease affect breast size at all?

It could : Fibrocystic breast disease, depending on the extent, can cause some swelling of the breasts, particularly in cycles with menstruation - during those times it may feel more engorged for some women. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Opsahl
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Female Reproductive System (Definition)

The female reproductive system is a complex organ system that includes sex hormones and organs such as the ovaries, uterus, fallopian ...Read more