A woman's breasts are made up of fat, connective tissue and thousands of tiny glands, known as lobules, which produce milk. If a woman has a baby, the milk is delivered to the nipple through tiny tubes called ducts, which allow her to breastfeed.
Our bodies are made up of billions of tiny cells. Normally, cells grow and multiply in an orderly way. New cells are only made when and where they are needed. In cancer, this orderly process goes wrong and cells begin to grow and multiply uncontrollably.
Common Breast Problems are:
Breast Lumps, breast pain or tenderness, nipple discharge, nipple inversion, changes of the skin of areola, changes of the skin over the other parts of breast, very small breast with no changes of secondary sexual charecteristics.
Benign Breast disease represents a variety of disorders. Breast lumps are usually found during breast self examination or during gynaecological examination, some of the benign breast disease may lead to breast cancer, such as atypical hyperplasia. Breast mass must be assesed as soon as the mass is felt by a competant gynaecologist or breast specialist in breast unit, this is the advise which is usually given to all Queens Clinic patients and Mr Ismail is a regular advisor and supporter to regular self breast examination and medical examination during routine gynaecological examination.