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February 27, 2024
Understanding Breast Lumps: Types and Sensations Explained

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Breast health is crucial to overall well-being, and understanding breast lumps is paramount in maintaining optimal health and wellness. While discovering a breast lump can cause feelings of concern and uncertainty, lumps can occur for various reasons, and often, they turn out to be benign. Knowing what to look for and what to expect for both benign and malignant lumps can provide assurance and assist your doctor in diagnosing.

Let’s explore the types and sensations of breast lumps, delve into the characteristics of benign and malignant lumps, address whether breast lumps are painful, provide insights on conducting breast self-exams, and more so you can feel more confident about your health.

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February 6, 2024
Navigating Life After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. With many new medical terms, tests to undergo, and treatment decisions to make with your doctors, it’s normal to feel confused about what happens after a breast cancer diagnosis. This blog aims to help provide some guidance on several key aspects of navigating this difficult journey. While a breast cancer diagnosis presents many challenges, arming yourself with information on what to expect in the coming days and months can help you feel more in control during this difficult time.

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January 23, 2024
Post-Mastectomy Care: The Essentials of Breast Cancer Screening
Regular breast cancer screening is vital for all women, including those who have undergone a mastectomy from breast cancer. Common screening tests like mammograms, MRI scans, and ultrasound imaging allow early detection of tumors and early intervention. Mastectomy patients require specialized screenings compared to those who have not had a mastectomy because standard mammograms image breast tissue that is no longer present. All women should follow their doctor’s advice on recommended screenings, and mastectomy patients may need more frequent testing… Read More
January 10, 2024
Treatment Options for Male Breast Cancer
Understanding and Treating Breast Cancer in Men: A Comprehensive Guide While breast cancer most commonly affects women, it can also occur in men, with male breast cancer accounting for 1 out of every 100 cases. Breast cancer in men, while rare, requires specialized understanding and treatment. Our NJ reconstructive surgeons explore the options for men battling this disease. (more…) Read More
October 12, 2023
Beyond Diagnosis: What Your Pathology Report Means for Your Future
After receiving a biopsy on a breast tumor, you typically receive a pathology report, which describes and diagnoses the tissue taken from your body to determine if it’s cancerous or not. It can take anywhere from a few days to two weeks from the time of your biopsy to complete the diagnostic tests required to create the final pathology report. A trained pathologist will write the report, as they have the specific qualifications to identify diseases within tissues. If cancer… Read More
October 3, 2023
Navigating Breast Pain: Causes, Relief, and When to Seek Medical Attention
When you experience breast pain, your first instinct may be to wonder if it’s related to breast cancer or another serious underlying condition. However, breast pain is typically related to hormonal fluctuations or other benign causes that sometimes may not be related to breast cancer. Empower yourself to make informed decisions about your health by learning about the common causes of breast pain, how to get relief, and when to seek medical attention. (more…) Read More
September 19, 2023
Decoding Genetic Predisposition: Understanding BRCA Gene Mutations
Decoding Genetic Predisposition: Understanding BRCA Gene Mutations Unraveling BRCA Gene Mutations and Breast Cancer Risk BRCA gene mutations, specifically the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, are associated with a genetic predisposition to breast cancer. These genes normally play a crucial role in repairing damaged DNA. When mutations occur, their ability to repair DNA damage becomes compromised, which can lead to the unchecked growth of abnormal cells, ultimately increasing the likelihood of cancer development. An estimated 45% to 72% of women who… Read More