Breast Cancer Symptoms in Young Women

Screening for breast cancer starts in women at the age of 40. In women under the age of 40 who are not screened routinely, there are symptoms which should prompt a visit to your doctor to determine if further testing is needed to exclude cancer and to initiate appropriate treatment. A breast lump is - Continue Reading

Breast Pain and Fibrocystic Changes

Breast pain is a common problem that affects 70–80% of women at some point in their lives and is most frequently noted in premenopausal women. The most common underlying cause is fibrocystic change, a benign alteration of the terminal lobular ductal unit of the breast. Fibrocystic change encompasses all the changes associated with normal - Continue Reading

Why Breast Exams are so Important

Annual breast exams are a valuable tool in detecting cancer or other health issues early and catching them early is the key to treatment success. Dr. Mahesh Shetty and his team at the Women’s Clinic can help you with personalized care and an opportunity or a breast examination in Houston. Breast Imaging The Women’s - Continue Reading

Breast Symptoms: Nipple Discharge

Discharge from a nipple in a woman who is not pregnant or breast feeding is an abnormal symptom. A study showed that about 3-9% of patients reporting to a breast clinic with a breast symptom presented with a nipple discharge. Nipple discharge may be caused by many underlying conditions in a non-pregnant and non-lactating - Continue Reading

Breast Symptoms that may result from breast cancer: Skin changes. Nipple inflammation

Skin inflammation A patch of redness on the skin may be caused by many causes including eczema, an allergic reaction to fabric or body products, external factors such as exposure to an environmental agent, or result from an insect bite. If there is no known cause and the redness or inflammation does not subside - Continue Reading


Signs and Symptoms of breast diseases… Breast Lump

A breast lump felt by a patient or on a clinical exam should always be further evaluated. A breast lump ignored or allowed to grow can lead to late diagnosis of breast cancer with consequent poorer outcome. About 5% of all breast lumps are cancerous, this percentage is higher in women over the age - Continue Reading


Dense Breast

What is a Dense breast? Dense breast is a term used in mammographic reports to describe the volume of fibroglandular tissue in the breast. There are four grades of density reported on a mammogram, the least dense is a breast that is composed of very little glandular tissue and at the other end of - Continue Reading