Any other unusual changes in the breasts – such as:
There are many causes of breast lumps. Some of these causes are harmless, while others can be painful and/or dangerous. Causes of breast lumps include infections, injuries, non-cancerous growths, and cancer.
When a breast lump is detected, follow-up screening is required to determine the cause. A mammogram, biopsy, ultrasound or
The constantly updated HD 3D Mammography screening for breast cancer detection is available at Island Hospital.
Treatment depends on the type of lump. Most are harmless and may go away on their own without treatment.
Many benign breast lumps are due to changes in the body and may form without any other symptoms. If you have a history of benign breast lumps or are concerned that you may develop them, ask your doctor for tips on prevention.
To date, there are no proven ways to prevent malignant breast lumps, but you can reduce your risk of developing breast cancer by :
Our obstetrics and gynecological care includes both non-surgical and surgical treatment options, depending on the treatment needs of each individual patient. Island Hospital Obstetrics and Gynecology offers a full range of obstetric and gynecologic clinical services to women throughout their lives. Our physicians are known for their expertise in all subspecialties and our Centers provide multidisciplinary care in a different setting. We provide life-saving care to women of all ages, and through clinical practice and advocacy, we work to ensure that women have a better quality of life. We offer the full spectrum of gynecologic care for women, from adolescence through menopause, seeking health maintenance as well as treatment for gynecologic problems.
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