Some of women have had an experience to get a mastopathy diagnosis, when they went to a breast cancer screening.
Indeed, the symptoms of mastopathy and breast cancer are similar and a lot of women are worried whether they have breast cancer or not.
Even though it’s not breast cancer but mastopathy that gives you a pain, many of them say that they had no explanation about what mastopathy was about and how to treat it.
Today, I’m going to give you pieces of information on mastopathy, mainly focusing on the difference between mastopathy and breast cancer, and the way to deal with the symptom and the pain of it, and treatment.
１. The difference between mastopathy and breast cancer
It’s not always true that you have breast cancer if you find a lamp in your breast, because the symptoms of mastopathy and breast cancer is similar.
Mastopathy is the most common disease of lactating gland.
It’s not malignancy, so not too serious.
Therefore, you can think that it’s like something in lactating gland has changed.
In fact, the cause of mastopathy has not been figured out, but it is said that it is due to hypersecretion of estrogen, a female hormone.
Women around 35 to 45 years old, the age that the secretion of female hormone tends to be disturbed, are most likely to have mastopathy.
The major symptoms of mastopathy are, pressure on breast, lump, itch, and secretion from papilla of breast.
One of the major characteristics of mastopathy is that you have a pain on a breast when you push it.
The pain goes stronger before a period and it goes weaker when a period starts.
The part of the breasts the symptoms usually appear is the upper half of breasts, which stems from swollen lymph glands under arms.
Some women have serious pains on their shoulders, depending on the state of lymph glands.
Relative to these symptoms, in most cases patients of breast cancer don’t have itch and pain.
So you cannot confidently say that you have breast cancer when you find a lump around your breasts.
You need to have breast cancer screening as soon as possible, and check whether you have cancer cells or not.
When you find blood in secretion from papilla of breast, go to see a gynecologist or an oncologist.
２. The way to deal with pains of mastopathy and the treatment of mastopathy
Then, how the pain from mastopathy should be treated?
In fact, when you got a diagnosis of mastopathy but you don’t have any pain, you don’t need to have a treatment for it.
Only if you have a strong pain and it interferes with everyday activities, a doctor may prescribe a painkiller or oriental medicine for mastopathy.
When the prescribed medicine doesn’t make you better, your pain may come from mastitis, and need a detailed examination.
And you also may need to rethink and change lifestyle habits, such as, to regulate one’s life, eat regularly, not to get stressed out, refrain from taking too much oil and caffeine, to eat more seaweeds, and excise regularly.
Changing some lifestyle habits not only decreases the pain but also prevents you from having mastitis or mastopathy.
３. Does having a lump in breasts mean that I have breast cancer?
It’s not always true that having a lump in your breasts means that you have breast cancer.
There are several diseases that a lump appears with pains.
Not only mastopathy, mastitis and breast cancer but also fibroadenoma, a disease that two to three centimeter of lamps appear in breasts, and phyllodes tumor, one that more than 10cm of lamps which sometimes develop into malignancy appear, are also the examples of the diseases that lamps appear in breasts.
Sometimes nothing is detected though you have a lump.
Female hormone affect lactating gland, which makes you feel you have a lump.
Remember, the most important thing is to go to see a doctor when you feel something wrong with breasts.
How was it?
I’m sure you understand the importance not only to have breast cancer screening, but also to change your lifestyle and check by yourself regularly whether you feel something wrong with breasts or not.
I hope the information here helps you a lot!