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.

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Can you tell me how to prevent breast cancer or other breast diseases from happening?

Can't avoid cancer. You should live a healthy life, eat well, exercise, limit alcohol and avoid illicit drugs, risky sex, and any kind of tobacco. Be aware of those risk factors you can't change (like family history) and discuss it with your doc to get the age and risk-specific screening tests for you. Sadly, nobody can totally avoid cancer or illness in general so do your best to enjoy the gift of every day. Read more...

Benign breast disease and the risk of breast cancer?

Depends. Most benign breast findings do not lead to or cause breast cancer. Some breast tissue biopsies can show benign but possibly pre-cancerous cells, such as atypical ductal hyperplasia or lobular neoplasia (for example). You would need to discuss any breast biopsy results and their possible risks with your doctor. Read more...

How do you know that you are free of breast cancer or any breast diseases?

You don't. We have no good way of finding microscopic disease. Read more...
Can never be sure. The best you can do is breast self exam, be certain to get yearly mammograms and have physician evaluate you on a yearly basis. If you are high risk or feel you are then genetic testing may be helpful as well. Discuss this further with your doctor. Read more...

Dear sir, is bilateral fibrocystic breast disease - (category 2)- a cancer?

No. Appearance of lumpy texture to breast due to fibrous tissue which is non cancerous and non-precancerous. Associated with hormone changes (so will get better/worse with specific times of menstrual cycle). Subsides with menopause. Read more...
No. Fibrocystic disease is definitely a benign breast condition that effects many women. You should of course continue with you own self breast exams during the same monthly stage of your cycle and follow your doctors advice on breast imaging. Read more...

Hi doc. Is it true that underwire brassiere can caused breast cancer or any breast disease?

No. There is no evidence of the type of clothing, type of bra, underwire or not, bra or not, that there is any relationship to breast cancer. Read more...

Is fibrocystic breast disease aka breast lumps a fatal cancer?

Absolutely NOT. Fibrocystic changes are small cysts that develop in the breast. They are not precancerous and do not have any risk of cancer. This is one of this most common findings in women's breasts. They can be increased by caffeine consumption, among many other things. Don't worry. Read more...
No. Fibrocystic change is a benign condition of breast tissue that is a result of cyclical hormonal effects of the menstrual cycle on the breast tissue these changes can be painful and cause bilateral lumps these changes can be confused with breast cancer and should be evaluated by a doctor. Read more...