Breast Disease Overview
What is breast disease?
A person with breast disease may have pain or a lump in the breast that is caused by infection, inflammation, or cancer. Most breast disease is not serious, and is referred to collectively as benign breast disease. Breast disease is more common in females. Fibrocystic breast disease is the most common breast disease in females. Gynecomastia is the most common type of benign breast disease in males.
What are the symptoms of breast disease?
Symptoms of breast disease depend on the underlying cause. Symptoms may include breast lump, breast pain, nipple discharge, breast enlargement, inverted nipple, or changes in the nipple
How does the doctor treat breast disease?
Treatment for breast disease depends on the underlying cause. Options include surgery, hormone therapy, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.
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