How the surgeons in Berwyn and Elmhurst, IL, can help with benign breast disease
If you experience pain in your breasts, it could be due to menstruation, or it could be a sign of benign breast disease. Your surgeon can help you get relief from benign breast disease. The surgeons at Suburban Surgical Associates/Suburban Metabolic Institute offer a wide range of medical services, including diagnosis and treatment of benign breast disease. They have two convenient office locations in La Grange, Elmhurst, and Berwyn, IL.
Benign breast disease is a common problem, but you may still have some questions about the condition. These are just a few frequently asked questions about benign breast disease:
What Is Benign Breast Disease?
Benign breast disease is a group of several diseases which are non-cancerous.
What Are the Different Types of Benign Breast Disease?
Some of the conditions which can be classified as benign breast disease include:
- Fibrous or cystic breast tissue
- Mastitis, which occurs in the milk producing glands
- Duct ectasia, which is thickening of mild ducts
- Adenosis, which are enlarged milk producing glands
- Fat necrosis, which is caused by a breast injury which makes fat cells die
How Is Benign Breast Disease Diagnosed?
There are several ways to diagnose benign breast disease, including by breast exam, mammogram, ultrasound, or a biopsy.
How Is Benign Breast Disease Treated?
Benign breast disease is typically treated surgically using a lumpectomy procedure to remove fibrous tissue and cysts. Unless cancer is present, the breast is left intact. If cancer is present, a mastectomy may be considered.
These are just a few frequently asked questions and answers about benign breast disease. To read more detailed information about benign breast disease, please visit the Benign Breast Disease section on the website by clicking here.
To learn more about benign breast disease diagnosis and treatment, call the surgeons at Suburban Surgical Associates/Suburban Metabolic Institute. You can reach them in either the La Grange, Elmhurst, and Berwyn, IL, offices by calling (708) 484-0621, so call today.