Fibroadenomas & Phyllodes tumours

Fibroadenomas A fibroadenoma is a benign lump that evolves from the fibrous tissues in the breast (stroma). They are very common, with over 10% of women having at least one fibroadenoma in their lifetime. Many women will have multiple fibroadenomas. Most fibroadenomas are diagnosed in women between 15 and 40 years of age. They are […]

Breast pain

Breast pain (or mastalgia) will affect three quarters (75%) of women during their lives. It may be accompanied by fullness, lumpiness and a heavy or dragging sensation. Mastalgia is not a symptom typical for breast cancer, but any new breast pain should be discussed with your doctor. Cyclical mastalgia Most breast pain varies throughout the […]

Nipple discharge

Discharge of fluid from the nipple is very common. Fortunately, most nipple discharge is benign, meaning that it is rarely due to a cancer. Nonetheless, all new nipple discharge should be investigated. The lactiferous ducts that come from the milk-producing breast lobules concentrate into the nipple, and anywhere from five to fifteen will open onto […]

Gynaecomastia Surgery

Gynaecomastia refers to enlargement of breast tissue in men. Men have a very small amount of breast tissue compared to women. Gynaecomastia can be on one side (unilateral) or both sides (bilateral) of the chest wall. Overweight males tend to carry more fat on the chest wall, but this is not true gynaecomastia. What causes […]

Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery aims to remove excess breast tissue, fat and skin to reduce the size can change the shape of the breasts. Traditionally, it was undertaken to help with symptoms associated with large breasts (macromastia) including: Back, neck and shoulder pain Breasts that may feel too heavy Impact on the ability to be as […]