There are many different signs and symptoms of breast cancer, so checking your breasts for any unusual change is important. Common breast cancer signs and symptoms include:. Pain in your breasts is not normally a sign of breast cancer, but it can be if it is associated with other symptoms.
Breast ultrasound can image several different types of breast conditions, including both benign non-cancerous and malignant cancerous lesions. Ultrasound is frequently used to evaluate breast abnormalities that are found with screening mammography or diagnostic mammography or during a physician performed clinical breast exam. Ultrasound allows significant freedom in obtaining images of the breast from almost any orientation.
Previous Pause Next. Image Analytics Overview Resources About Image Analytics Hologic offers a range of software options that help you maximize the value of your Hologic mammography portfolio, including the following post-processing applications. C-View software progresses early breast cancer detection further by generating a 2D image directly from the tomosynthesis data, lowering patient radiation dose and compression time, with the added benefit of greater patient comfort.
The image below has been spreading online sinceand over the years has come attached to a number of different messages, descriptions and captions, though most prolifically it is claimed that the image shows a breast larvae infestation. One of the earliest messages the image came attached to attributed the alleged injury to anthropologist Susan McKinley who, after a trip to South America, suffered a larvae infection that was feeding from the fatty tissue around her breast. Other variants claim this is an injury that can be suffered if females fail to wash their undergarments.
This ultrasound image shows prominent and dilated mammary ducts in the lactating breast. The ducts are seen as tubular hypoechoic structures, which widen as they approach the nipple. Sometimes, it may be possible to see fat drops within the milk secretions in the ducts.
If you find a lump in your breast, don't panic. It is normal to feel concern, but you should keep in mind that the majority breast lumps are benign, or non-cancerous; however, if in doubt, it is important to call your doctor and to have the breast lump examined in the event of a cancerous breast lump, early detection and treatment is essential. The important thing is to know how to identify a breast lump so that you do not miss anything that could be of concern down the road.