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Breast Surgery

Finding a lump in your breast or having an abnormal mammogram can be a frightening experience. Every year thousands of women consult their physicians with concerns about abnormalities in their breast. Fortunately, most breast lumps turn out to be non-cancerous, or benign. In all cases, however, it is crucial you see your physician to have the lump examined. At Surgical Consultants of Aurora, we provide complete surgical care for conditions of the breast including lumps, fibrocystic change and breast cancer.

Breast Biopsy

Breast biopsy is performed to further evaluate a breast lump that can be felt or that has been identified by mammogram or ultrasound. The biopsy helps determine if the area of concern is cancer.

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Breast Lumps

Breast lumps are very common and lead to concern when they are discovered. Most breast lumps are benign. A new breast lump could be a breast cancer, therefore your doctor must evaluate it. Breast cancer is a leading cause of death in women, but if found early breast cancer can be curable. The key to early detection is monthly self breast exam, yearly examination by your doctor, and periodic mammograms.

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Fibrocystic Breasts

Fibrocystic changes are the most common cause of breast lumps in women under the age of fifty. The condition is not cancerous. At least 50% of the women in their reproductive years have lumpy breasts as a result of fibrocystic changes.

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Breast Cancer

Treatment for breast cancer has advanced tremendously in recent years. Breast cancer treatment can include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and reconstructive surgery. The techniques in each of these fields have improved, leading to treatments that were not previously available. Consequently, breast cancer treatment has become more effective and the cosmetic results have improved.

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Breast Self Examination

Choose the method easiest for you and use the same pattern to feel every part of the breast tissue. After you have completely examined your right breast, then examine your left breast using the same method. Compare what You have felt with the other. Finally, squeeze the nipple of each breast gently between the thumb and index finger. Any discharge, clear or bloody, should be reported to your doctor.

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