Mammogram Related Diseases & Conditions

Medical tests and procedures are used to diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions. Our doctors have compiled a list of ailments related to the topic of Mammogram that may be used to diagnose or monitor the status of the diseases and conditions listed below.

  • Breast Lumps (In Women) Breast lumps in women can have a variety of causes such as breast inflammation, infection, injuries, cancer, and non-cancerous...learn more »
    In This Article
    Breast Lumps (In Women) Article
    • Breast lumps facts
    • What are causes of breast lumps?
    • Infections that cause breast lumps
    • Injuries that cause breast lumps
    • Non-cancerous growths that cause breast lumps
    • What are the symptoms of breast cancer?
    • What determines breast cancer risk?
    • How are breast lumps evaluated?
    • How can a woman be certain that a lump is not cancer?
    • How are breast lumps treated?
  • Fibrocystic Breast Condition Fibrocystic breast condition (sometimes called fibrocystic breast disease) is characterized by lumpiness and usually discomfort...learn more »
    In This Article
    Fibrocystic Breast Condition Article
    • Fibrocystic breast condition facts
    • What are fibrocystic breasts?
    • Is there a difference between fibrocystic breast condition and fibrocystic breast disease?
    • What causes fibrocystic breasts?
    • What are the symptoms of fibrocystic breast condition?
    • Which women are more likely to develop fibrocystic breast condition?
    • Can fibrocystic breast condition affect just one breast?
    • Why is it important to diagnosis fibrocystic breasts?
    • How is fibrocystic breast condition diagnosed?
    • Is there more than one type of fibrocystic breast condition?
    • Why can fibrocystic breast condition be associated with an increased risk of breast cancer?
    • Why don't all women with fibrocystic breast condition have breast biopsies?
    • What is the recommended follow-up for women with fibrocystic breast condition?
    • How is the risk of breast cancer in fibrocystic breast condition patients calculated?
    • What are the treatments for fibrocystic breast condition?
    • Are there any dietary or life style factors associated with fibrocystic breast condition?
  • Cancer Cancer is a disease caused by an abnormal growth of cells, also called malignancy. It is a group of 100 different diseases, and...learn more »
    In This Article
    Cancer Article
    • Cancer facts
    • What is cancer?
    • What causes cancer?
    • What are cancer symptoms and signs?
    • What are the different types of cancer?
    • How is cancer diagnosed?
    • How is cancer staging determined?
    • What is the treatment for cancer?
    • Are there home remedies or alternative treatments for cancer?
    • What is the prognosis for cancer?
    • Can cancer be prevented?
    • Where can people find more information about cancer?
  • Gynecomastia Gynecomastia, an enlargement of the gland tissue in the male breast is the caused by an imbalance of hormones. Certain medical...learn more »
    In This Article
    Gynecomastia Article
    • Gynecomastia facts
    • What is gynecomastia?
    • What causes gynecomastia?
    • What are the risk factors for gynecomastia?
    • What are the symptoms of gynecomastia?
    • When should I call the doctor about gynecomastia?
    • How is gynecomastia diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for gynecomastia?
    • Surgical treatments
    • What are the complications of gynecomastia?
    • Can gynecomastia be prevented?
    • What is the prognosis for gynecomastia?
  • Women's Health Women's health is an important topic area to guide a woman through the stages of her life, as well as knowing the conditions and...learn more »
    In This Article
    Women's Health Article
    • Introduction to women's health
    • Women's general health and wellness
    • Female anatomy
    • The female reproductive System
    • Female hormones
    • Diseases more common in women
    • Cancer in women
    • Women's cosmetic concerns
    • Menstruation
    • Sexuality
    • Fertility, birth control, and infertility
    • Pregnancy
    • Motherhood
    • Menopause
    • The mature woman - post menopause
  • Breast Cancer Breast cancer is an invasive tumor that develops in the mammary gland. Breast cancer is detected via mammograms, breast...learn more »
    In This Article
    Breast Cancer Article
    • Breast cancer facts
    • What is breast cancer?
    • What are the statistics on male breast cancer?
    • What are the different types of breast cancer? Where does breast cancer come from?
    • What causes breast cancer?
    • What are breast cancer risk factors? How do you get breast cancer?
    • What about antiperspirants or deodorants as causes of breast cancer?
    • What are breast cancer symptoms and signs?
    • What tests do physicians use to diagnose breast cancer?
    • What is HER2-positive breast cancer?
    • What tests detect HER2?
    • Do symptoms and signs of HER2-positive breast cancer differ from those of HER2-negative breast cancer?
    • What are therapies for HER2-positive breast cancers?
    • How are breast cancer stages determined?
    • What are breast cancer treatments?
    • What are breast cancer survival rates by stage? What is the prognosis of breast cancer?
    • Is it possible to prevent breast cancer?
    • What research is being done on breast cancer? Is it worthwhile to participate in a breast cancer clinical trial?
    • I may have breast cancer. What questions should I ask my doctor?
    • Is the doctor sure I have breast cancer?
    • What type of breast cancer do I have?
    • What difference does a precise breast cancer diagnosis make?
    • What has been done to exclude cancer in other areas of the same breast or in my other breast?
    • What type of medical team do I need for the most accurate breast cancer diagnosis?
    • Is my family history relevant to my breast cancer diagnosis?
    • What other studies should be done on my breast tissue biopsy?
    • How urgent is it that I make decisions and begin breast cancer treatment?
    • Should I stop taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) after a breast cancer diagnosis?
    • Even though my breast tumor does not have hormone receptors, should I take tamoxifen to reduce the risk of a new tumor?
    • I have a ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a type of localized cancer. Why have I been advised to have a mastectomy when other women with invasive breast cancer have lumpectomies?
    • Should I start chemotherapy before surgery for breast cancer?
    • If I am advised to have a mastectomy, what are the risks and benefits of immediate breast reconstruction?
    • Should breast cancer patients have their lymph nodes removed?
    • What is a sentinel lymph node biopsy, and what are its benefits and risks?
    • Are there any other questions I should ask my doctor about breast cancer?
  • Paget Disease of the Breast Paget's disease is a rare form of cancer that forms in or around the nipple and frequently coexists with breast cancer. The exact...learn more »
    In This Article
    Paget Disease of the Breast Article
    • Paget disease of the breast facts*
    • Paget disease of the breast key points
    • What is Paget disease of the breast?
    • Who gets Paget disease of the breast?
    • What causes Paget disease of the breast?
    • What are the symptoms of Paget disease of the breast?
    • How is Paget disease of the breast diagnosed?
    • How is Paget disease of the breast treated?
    • What is the prognosis for people with Paget disease of the breast?
    • What research studies are under way on Paget disease of the breast?
  • Breast Cancer in Young Women About 5% of cases of breast cancer occur in women under the age of 40 years old. Some risk factors for breast cancer in young...learn more »
    In This Article
    Breast Cancer in Young Women Article
    • Introduction
    • What is different about breast cancer in young women?
    • Can breast cancer in younger women be prevented?
    • Should women under age 40 get mammograms?
    • What's the best way for younger women to screen for breast cancer?
    • How is breast cancer treated in young women?
  • Sexual Health Sexual health information including birth control, impotence, herpes, sexually transmitted diseases, staying healthy, women's...learn more »
    In This Article
    Sexual Health Article
    • What is the most common cause of sex problems among men and women?
    • What is the most common sexual problem in men?
    • What is the true definition of erectile dysfunction -- and what are the most common causes?
    • What causes sexual dysfunction in women?
    • What causes pain in the penis?
    • Why do some women have painful intercourse?
    • What is retrograde ejaculation, and how is it treated?
    • Is having an erection for an extended period of time dangerous?
    • Which medications commonly cause sex problems for men or women?
    • Is it true that sex can actually give some people a headache?
  • Post-Polio Syndrome Post-polio syndrome (PPS) is a group of signs and symptoms that show up two to four decades after the initial polio infection....learn more »
    In This Article
    Post-Polio Syndrome Article
    • What is post-polio syndrome?
    • What are the symptoms of post-polio syndrome?
    • What causes post-polio syndrome?
    • How is post-polio syndrome diagnosed?
    • How is post-polio syndrome treated?
    • What is the role of exercise in the treatment of post-polio syndrome?
    • Can post-polio syndrome be prevented?
    • What research is being conducted on post-polio syndrome?
    • Where can I get more information?
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer Inflammatory breast cancer is an accelerated form of breast cancer that is not usually detected by mammogram or ultrasound....learn more »
    In This Article
    Inflammatory Breast Cancer Article
    • Inflammatory breast cancer facts
    • What is inflammatory breast cancer?
    • How is inflammatory breast cancer different from other breast cancers?
    • What are the signs and symptoms of inflammatory breast cancer?
    • How do health-care professionals diagnose inflammatory breast cancer?
    • What are the stages of inflammatory breast cancer?
    • What is the treatment for inflammatory breast cancer?
    • What are the survival rates and prognosis for inflammatory breast cancer?
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence Breast cancer most often recurs within the first three to five years after the initial treatment. Changes in the look, feel, or...learn more »
    In This Article
    Breast Cancer Recurrence Article
    • Introduction to Breast Cancer Recurrence
    • How Do I Know There Is A Recurrence?
    • What Factors Determine The Likelihood Of A Recurrence?
    • How Will My Prognosis Affect My Treatment?
    • How Would A Recurrence Be Treated?
  • Breast Cancer and Lymphedema Lymphedema is a common chronic, debilitating condition in which excess fluid called lymph collects in tissues and causes swelling...learn more »
    In This Article
    Breast Cancer and Lymphedema Article
    • What is lymphedema?
    • Who is at risk for developing lymphedema?
    • What happens after my breast cancer surgery?
    • What are lymphedema symptoms and signs?
    • How is lymphedema diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for lymphedema?
    • How can I help prevent lymphedema?
    • What can I do if I already have lymphedema?
    • What is the prognosis for lymphedema?
  • Breast Anatomy The breast, or mammary gland is made up of lobules, milk producing glands, and a system of ducts to transport milk. Both males...learn more »
    In This Article
    Breast Anatomy Article
    • Breast facts
    • What are the breasts (mammary glands)?
    • What are the anatomical features of the breast?
    • What happens to the breasts in pregnancy?
    • How does breast tissue develop?
    • How are human breasts different from other species?
    • What are the most common medical conditions affecting the breasts?
  • Breast Cancer Prevention Lifestyle changes, a healthy antioxidant-rich diet, exercise, and weight reduction can help reduce a woman's risk of developing...learn more »
    In This Article
    Breast Cancer Prevention Article
    • Introduction to breast cancer prevention
    • What are the biological causes of breast cancer?
    • What are the risk factors for developing breast cancer?
    • What is the importance of early breast cancer detection?
    • What are the advantages and limitations of mammography?
    • How frequently should women undergo mammography and breast examinations?
    • What is the risk of radiation with repeated mammography screening over the years?
    • How helpful are BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic tests in identifying women at risk?
    • What is the link between estrogen and breast cancer?
    • What are breast cancer prevention treatments?
    • Are there other breast cancer prevention measures?
    • Conclusion
    • Breast Cancer Prevention Tips
  • Disease Prevention in Women Disease prevention in women includes screening tests that are a basic part of prevention medicine. All screening tests are...learn more »
    In This Article
    Disease Prevention in Women Article
    • Disease prevention in women overview
    • Osteoporosis
    • Breast cancer
    • High blood pressure (hypertension)
    • Cervical cancer
    • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
    • Hypercholesterolemia (hyperlipidemia, dyslipidemia)
    • Type II diabetes mellitus
    • Cancer of colon and rectum / polyps of colon and rectum
    • Bladder cancer
    • Glaucoma
    • Melanoma and other skin cancers
  • Breast Cancer and Coping With Stress Being diagnosed with breast cancer is stressful. Learning relaxation techniques, exercising, eating well, getting adequate sleep,...learn more »
    In This Article
    Breast Cancer and Coping With Stress Article
    • What Causes Stress Among Breast Cancer Patients?
    • How Can I Reduce Stress?
    • How Can I Learn To Relax?
    • What Are Some Effective Relaxation Exercises?
    • How Do I Keep Track Of My Medical Information?
    • What Types Of Help Are Available?
    • What If I Become Unable To Make Decisions About My Health Care?
    • Should I Write A Will?
    • What Should Family Members And Friends Keep In Mind?
  • Treatment of Breast Cancer by Stages Treatment of breast cancer depends upon the stage of the cancer at the time of diagnosis. Some of the various treatments include...learn more »
    In This Article
    Treatment of Breast Cancer by Stages Article
    • What is breast cancer staging?
    • What is the treatment for stage I breast cancer?
    • What is the treatment for stage II breast cancer?
    • What is the treatment for stage III breast cancer?
    • What is the treatment for stage IV breast cancer?
  • Breast Cancer Clinical Trials Breast cancer clinical trials are research programs designed to evaluate new medical treatments, drugs, or devices for the...learn more »
    In This Article
    Breast Cancer Clinical Trials Article
    • What Is a Clinical Trial?
    • What Are the Different Types of Breast Cancer Clinical Trials?
    • What Are the Advantages of Participating in a Breast Cancer Clinical Trial?
    • What Are the Disadvantages of Participating in a Breast Cancer Clinical Trial?
    • Who Looks Out For Me if I Decide to Enroll in Breast Cancer Clinical Trial?
    • What Happens if I Join a Breast Cancer Clinical Trial?
    • Who Can Participate In a Breast Cancer Clinical Trial?
    • What Is it Like To Participate in a Breast Cancer Clinical Trial?
    • Important Questions to Ask Before Taking Part in a Breast Cancer Clinical Trial
  • Breast Cancer During Pregnancy Breast cancer occurs in about 1 in every 1,000 pregnant women. Treatment of breast cancer during pregnancy involves surgery, but...learn more »
    In This Article
    Breast Cancer During Pregnancy Article
    • Introduction
    • How is breast cancer diagnosed in pregnant women?
    • What if I do have cancer? Will I have to lose my baby?
    • Can I breastfeed my baby if I have breast cancer?
    • I had breast cancer, but I have been successfully treated for it. Is it OK for me to get pregnant? Will this harm either me or my baby?
  • Estimating Breast Cancer Risk: Questions and Answers As breast cancer is the most diagnosed non-skin cancer in American women, it is important to know your breast cancer risk. Risk...learn more »
    In This Article
    Estimating Breast Cancer Risk: Questions and Answers Article
    • 1. Who develops breast cancer?
    • 2. What is the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool?
    • 3. What are the risk factors used to estimate breast cancer risk in the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool?
    • 4. Why are some other risk factors left out of the Tool?
    • 5. Is the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool useful for all women?
    • 6. What are some of the latest research findings on breast cancer risk?
    • 7. Are there ways to decrease the chance of developing breast cancer?
    • 8. How did BCPT and STAR use the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool to add to our knowledge of breast cancer risk?
    • 9. What else can a woman do about breast cancer?