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Glossary of terms relating to breast health written for patients and consumers
Detailed information on breast cancer in males, including symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment
Breast reconstruction surgery involves creating a breast mound that comes as close as possible to the form and appearance of the natural breast.
Breast Ultrasound (tests & procedures)
Ultrasound, or sound wave technology is used to examine breast tissue. It may also be used to assess blood flow to areas inside the breasts.
Breast cancer in men is rare—less than 1 percent of all breast carcinomas occur in men.
Breast Scan (tests & procedures)
A breast scan is a procedure in which nuclear radiology is used to assess and diagnose various conditions, such as tumors, abscesses, hematomas, organ enlargement, and cysts, as well as organ function and blood flow to the tissue.
"Fresh breast milk" contains the most active anti-infective properties. Refrigerated breast milk has fewer anti-infective properties than fresh milk and frozen breast milk has the least.
Detailed information on breast health, anatomy of the breast, breast development, breast cancer prevention, common breast conditions, and breast cancer in males and females
Some breast changes or conditions are related to a young woman's menstrual cycle, but others may occur at any time. Most breast conditions are benign.
The most common type of breast pain is associated with the menstrual cycle and is nearly always hormonal.
Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) (tests & procedures)
A breast MRI is a procedure in which large magnets, radiofrequencies, and a computer are used to take detailed pictures of the breast in order to search for abnormalities that may signal the presence of cancer.
Ductal carcinoma, lobular carcinoma, and Paget's disease are several types of breast cancer.