Finding the Right Breast Cancer Specialist

By Dr. Kathleen Ruddy When you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, the very first thing that comes to your mind is if there’s any hope in curing your disease; and, if there is, what is it or who are the persons who can provide you the right treatment? In a...

All About Ductal Carcinoma in Situ or DCIS

By Dr. Kathleen Ruddy It is important for women of all ages to perform regular breast self-examinations and, once they are over the age of 40, to have a yearly mammogram. If breast cancer is diagnosed early, it can be cured. Ductal Carcinoma in Situ or DCIS, is the...

The Different Causes of Lumps in Breasts

By Dr. Kathleen Ruddy There can be many causes for lumps in breasts. Just because you find a lump, it does not always mean that you have cancer. The various conditions known to cause lumps in breasts are typically benign and can be treated by a doctor. In more serious...

Diagnosing and Treating Lumps in the Breast

By Dr. Kathleen Ruddy One of the most disconcerting things to happen to a woman is for her to find an unusual lump in her breast. Lumps in the breast do not necessarily indicate breast cancer as 80 percent of all lumps are benign. However, in all cases, follow-up is...

More About Precancerous Conditions of the Breast

In case of any irregularities like finding microcalcifications in the breast tissue, the doctor needs to ascertain existence of further problems. The symptoms that one feels may be susceptible to cancer or a precancerous condition. Many symptoms may seem to be subtle...

Not All Lumps are Created Equal

By Dr. Kathleen Ruddy For both men and women, discovering a breast lump can elicit dread and anxiety. While such a discovery is important to take seriously, you can take some comfort in the fact that the majority of breast lumps are not cancerous. Despite this fact,...