Breast Evaluation and Treatment in Miami FL

Reliability, experience and staying up to date with changing trends in breast health are vital for providing quality care in the treatment of breast diseases. We at Breast Care Center Miami are dedicated to providing our patients with the best expertise in the field, detailed evaluation, and personalized treatment. We provide a tailored approach to each individual’s specific needs.

Women at any age are likely to experience breast pain, also known as mastodynia or mastalgia, at some point in their lives. While this ailment is most often benign and self-limiting, it may be a sign of more serious pathology. It is important for patients with breast pain to be evaluated by a clinician to determine the nature of their breast symptoms.

Benign transformations in the breast tissue are commonly called fibrocystic changes. The majority of women will experience some form of this condition, with or without accompanying symptoms such as tenderness and breast pain. The result of this condition is the appearance of lumps and they typically manifest in the upper part of the bosom.

The glandular tissue of the breasts is primarily affected, and hormones play a great part in this process. Variations in hormonal levels during the cycle cause tissue changes, which can be accompanied by pain and soreness which increases as the cycle gets closer. These symptoms are often self-regulated and resolve on their own.

Breast lumps are most commonly referred to as masses when they develop in breasts. Lumps may come in different shapes, sizes, and textures. Some can cause pain, while others remain undetected before the physical exam by a clinician. Due to the ever-changing structures of the breast tissue as they respond to hormones, breast masses are quite common.
The majority of lumps are proven to be benign. However, upon the detection of a lump, it is important to be evaluated by a breast specialist as a thorough evaluation will be necessary to ensure the correct diagnosis and treatment.

Human glands are hormone-regulated, as is the case with breasts. The primary function of the mammary glands are milk production, and as such they will grow, transform and change in shape and function over time. Nipple discharge is the spontaneous release of fluid through the nipple and should not to be confused with nipple secretion which happens after mechanical stimulation.

While it’s normal to expel fluid upon stimulation, it is advised that anyone with this symptom should have a thorough evaluation.

Retracted nipples are pulled inward, unlike the usual outward-facing shape. This can be a natural variation or consequence of age, mammary duct ectasia or even cancer. This should also be evaluated by a clinician.

Breast tissue inflammation or mastitis can be secondary to infection caused either by the blocked milk duct in the breast-feeding women or by the bacteria. The scenario in which breasts are not completely emptied during breast feedings can lead to milk duct clogging, ultimately leading to inflammatory conditions.

Another major risk is bacteria that enter the breast tissue through the skin from the external environment. Nipple piercings and smoking places you at increased risk of breast infection. Breast infections may collect into an abscess and require surgical drainage.

Autoimmune breast disease and even cancer can mimic breast infections, therefore it is important to be evaluated by a breast surgeon.

Typical of males, gynecomastia poses as a benign swelling of breasts, which is a result of hormonal imbalance. Patients affected by this condition have an imbalanced ratio of female to male hormones. Namely, the estrogen or female hormone levels are in excess and the manifestation of this imbalance is breast enlargement.

Depending on age, different reasons are attributed to the appearance of gynecomastia.

In infants, the problem is typically self-regulated and is initially caused by the mother’s estrogen. Transitional or adolescent age sees most patients affected at the age of 14 as a consequence of the increased conversion of male hormones. The last group of elder adults can see the symptoms due to reduced production of testosterone.

Mammography is the most used diagnostic tool for the early detection of breast cancer in women. Simply put, a mammogram uses x-ray radiological imaging, based on which doctors are looking for the potential changes and abnormal parts of the tissue.

No two patients are alike and while for some the results can be concerning, to others they could be perfectly normal. Depending on the age and other risk factors, the same mammography scanning results can spell two different diagnoses. Which is why we at Breast Care Center Miami are focused on each patient in all stages of the treatment.

Should your results prove to be abnormal, you will have to undergo further tests and follow-up screenings.

The vast number of patients visiting doctors for breast-related issues are affected by benign problems. However, certain lesions may be pre-malignant and require close clinical follow up. Here at Breast Care center Miami, we specialize in the evaluation and management of patients with high risk lesions and other premalignant conditions.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer mortality in American women today. Ongoing efforts to educate patients regarding the importance of screening, early detection and to improve the overall mindset about breast health, has significantly improved statistics. Our surgical oncologists at Breast Care Center Miami are specialists in the management of breast cancer.

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Breast Surgical Oncology

Specializing in the surgical treatment of benign and malignant breast disease, our surgical oncologists provide the highest level of care available with a personal approach that supports our patients throughout their treatment journey.

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Our highly qualified team will provide a comprehensive breast evaluation and a customized treatment plan that is specific to your needs.

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Genetic Counseling and High Risk Screening

Many factors affect your risk of developing breast cancer. At Breast Care Center Miami we use the most up to date risk assessment models to estimate your risk of developing breast cancer. We also provide genetic testing and genetic counseling before and after genetic testing.

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