Maintaining Good Breast Health
No one really knows what caues breast cancer. Basically, if you're a woman, you're at risk. However, there are breast care steps that you can take to lower your risk and reduce your chances of developing breast cancer. Knowing the risk factors and practicing good breast health can help you recognize and react to breast cancer's earliest warning signs.
Fibroadenomas, a type of benign breast lump, occur in about 10 percent of all women. You should also know that finding a lump in your breast does not automatically mean you have breast cancer. Non-cancerous breast lumps may occur at any age. These lumps may require removal and biopsy, just to be safe. Know that you can manage benign breast disease by practicing good breast health and partnering with your doctor.
Patient Satisfaction Data
Women with benign non-cancerous breast lumps can now receive care in a doctor’s office with a minimally invasive device such as the Mammotome® Biopsy System, rather than having the lump removed by surgery in an operating room. A study on management of benign disease with the Mammotome® Biopsy System reveals very high patient satisfaction.
In this study, 236 patients underwent a biopsy procedure using the Mammotome® Biopsy System, 179 had a six month follow-up and 83 completed a satisfaction survey.* The study concluded:
- 99% of patients would inform other women about the procedure
- 96% of patients were satisfied with the incision appearance
- 94% of patients would be willing to have a similar procedure in the future
- 94% of patients had no palpable evidence of the initial lesion at their 6-month follow-up