Ovarian Cancer

The burden…The American Cancer Society estimates for ovarian cancer in the United States for 2018 22,240 women will receive a new diagnosis of ovarian cancer. About 14,070 women will die from ovarian cancer. Compared to breast cancer the death rate is significantly higher because cancers are diagnosed at an advanced stage due to lack - Continue Reading

Screening for Breast cancer: Facts and Myths

Facts…. Breast cancer burden… The American Cancer Society’s estimates for breast cancer in the United States for 2018 are: -About 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women. -About 63,960 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast - Continue Reading

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Abnormal uterine bleeding is a common gynecological complaint for which women seek consultation with a Gynecologist. Following an examination, a pelvic ultrasound is routinely performed. The main purpose of the ultrasound examination is to determine a cause for the abnormal bleeding. Based on the findings, the gynecologist will plan an optimal treatment. Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: - Continue Reading


Pelvic pain in women, whether sudden in onset or of long standing is one of the most common symptoms that leads to a gynecologist visit. Following a physical examination and symptom assessment a pelvic ultrasound is often ordered. Ready availability, relatively low cost, and lack of ionizing radiation make ultrasonography an ideal imaging modality - Continue Reading

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 frequent 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 variations - Continue Reading

Why Breast Exams are so Important

Annual breast examination in Houston 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 for a breast examination in Houston. Breast Imaging - 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