CoVid-19

CoVid-19 etiquette

By Aaryan Sharma   To visit your favorite place or not, it’s a vast dilemma faced by the majority of the people. The pandemic has made some permanent alterations in our lifestyle; now, we have to take certain precautions to ensure our well-being and the people in our surroundings. It is vital to keep yourself …

What are the risk factors for breast cancer?

Dr. Shelly Sharma You can not prevent breast cancer but you can lower your risk of getting breast cancer by knowing the risk factors and avoiding these. Alcohol consumption. The risk for breast cancer increases in those women who take even few alcoholic drinks in a week. Women should avoid alcohol completely. Obesity/ Weight gain. …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

Black Fungus

Mucormycosis / Black Fungus – A sinister complication of COVID 19

5 Minutes Read   The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a dramatic loss of human life worldwide and presents an unprecedented challenge to public health systems. The economic and social disruption caused by the pandemic is devastating. Another menace that has been recognized as an complication of this viral infection is a rare fungal infection …

How not to interpret BIRADS category on your mammography report

5 Minutes Read   BIRADS 0 – This category suggests your breasts are either too dense and radiologist is not clear of the findings. An abnormality can easily be missed in such cases, and hence the radiologist may suggest further investigations for example, a 3D mammogram, additional views, ultrasound examination or breast MRI. Or there …