Dealing with Inverted Nipples

By Dr. Kathleen Ruddy An inverted nipple is a nipple that has turned inward, into the breast, instead of pointing outwards. This condition can be either a temporary one, in which case the nipple can be brought out with stimulation, or a permanent one, in which the...

Why Wire Localization Is Performed Before a Lumpectomy

By Dr. Kathleen Ruddy To ensure your cancer treatment is a success, understand the importance of wire localization in the lumpectomy procedure. This step in the treatment enables your specialists to target the cancer and provide you with the greatest chance to return...

How Your Breast Tumor Size Affects Treatment Options

By Dr. Kathleen Ruddy Early cancer detection means more options in terms of treatment and a better chance of survival. Simply finding a tumor is the first step in a long process that involves a great deal of discovery and discussion. How does the doctor measure the...

Tumors and Masses: The Truth About Breast Abnormalities

By Dr. Kathleen Ruddy Self-examination of your breast is best for early detection of breast abnormalities. These should be done monthly, and professional examinations should be done yearly. Although most lumps are benign, always make an appointment to see your...