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My mammography report says I have dense breasts. Does it mean I have a higher risk of breast cancer?

2 minute read Your breasts are composed of varying proportions of fibroglandular ( breast tissues ) and fatty tissue ( the supporting network ). The mammography report always makes a mention of the breast density on mammography. Breast density is a descriptor to describe how much proportion of fibroglandular tissues which appears white and fatty tissue which appears black on…

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I am pregnant, and recently felt a breast lump, what should I do? Should I wait until my delivery? 2 minute read

2 minute read Pregnancy is a beautiful experience during which your entire body undergoes amazing changes, including your breasts. The breasts increase in size, develop fibroglandular tissues / milk ducts for breast feeding and become heavy with extra fluid. These feel firmer and bumpy to touch. Most of the time these changes are related to hormonal changes happening in your…

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Moobs- Males Breasts – cause of shame, depression and bully

  Dr. Shelly Sharma Oncoradiologist, Breast Radiologist MBBS, DNB( Radiodiagnosis ). Observorship in Breast Imaging , Mayo Clinic, USA. Fellowship in Ultrasound guided Tumor ablation , Samsung Medical Centre, South Korea. Fellowship in onco radiology , National Cancer Centre, Singapore.   1 minute read Having male boobs or “moobs” is quite common among adolescent boys, as many as 65 percent…

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My mammography report says I have fatty breasts, what does it mean? Do I need to loose weight?

1 minute read Your breasts are composed of a varying proportion of fibroglandular and fatty tissues. The breast density is a mammographic descriptor to describe the appearance of breasts on mammography.   On mammography, your breast density could be- a: the breasts are almost entirely fatty b: there are scattered areas of fibroglandular density c: the breasts are heterogeneously dense, which…

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Outsmart those SUGAR cravings

  Dr. Shelly Sharma Oncoradiologist, Breast Radiologist MBBS, DNB( Radiodiagnosis ). Observorship in Breast Imaging , Mayo Clinic, USA. Fellowship in Ultrasound guided Tumor ablation , Samsung Medical Centre, South Korea. Fellowship in onco radiology , National Cancer Centre, Singapore.   3 Minutes Read   Almost all of us have fallen prey to sudden cravings of indulging into a tub…

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Understanding Your Mammography Report

2 Minutes Read   Most women get anxious after getting their  mammography results and are unable to comprehend the language. The idea behind this article is to give you a clear overview of what a mammography report includes and steps to take after you get your mammography results. The mammograms are read by a breast radiologist, who reports the findings…

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Breast cancer screening – What, When and How?

2 Minutes Read The goal of breast cancer screening is to find a breast cancer even before it causes symptoms or becomes palpable. It includes a battery of tests which can vary depending on the age and family history of an individual. The screening tests detect cancer at an early stage, when it is much easier to treat. Mammography is…

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Cancer in Children

7 Minutes Read Question- Cancer is a scary disease. Why do innocent children get cancers? Answer– Cancer is an uncontrolled division of cells. In most cases, there is no reason why the cells start dividing fast and why their growth cannot be arrested. Smoking, drinking, pollution, tobacco chewing and viral infections like hepatitis B are some of the common causes…

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