Breast Diseases

Regular breast control is very critical for every woman. Masses identified in the earlier period can be treated successfully in accordance with the oncological principles.

Breast is a pair of secretory gland producing milk and located on the breast muscles. It comprises of small units each of which is named as 15-20 pieces lobes. It is resembled to bunch of grapes. Lobes join and form the areola like small grapes join and form the bunch.
A number of diseases may develop in the breast tissue from congenital anomalies to the cancer. While benign diseases of the breast are more frequent, rates of incidence of breast cancer are increasing more and more.

Breast cancer is the most frequent type of cancer in the women. Breast cancer is determined in average one in every 8 woman throughout her life. Factors, such as smoking, being obese, breast cancer history in the family, early age of first menstruation, not giving a birth, not breast-feeding, being on hormone medication, increase the frequency of the disease.

Breast examination is very significant for the diagnosis of breast diseases. You can find the cancer by a simple manual examination in front of the mirror and save your life. Your hand will accustom to the structure of your breast by regular breast examination. Accordingly, you will distinguish a different structure easily in your self-examination. Then, you should consult a general surgery specialist.

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