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Advanced breast cancer, also known as metastatic breast cancer or secondary breast cancer, means cancer that has spread from the breast to other areas of the body.
Atypical hyperplasia of the breast is a condition in which breast tissue enlarges and overgrows.
Non-cancerous or Benign breast lumps are common and develop for various reasons. The breast tissue changes every month because of fluctuations in hormone levels as part of the normal menstrual cycle. As women get older, breast changes are a normal part of ageing and affect many women during the menopause.
Bladder removal, or cystectomy, may be necessary to treat some bladder cancers. The London Clinic can treat bladder cancer with the use of robotics.
Breast cancer is a malignant tumour that starts in the cells of the breast tissue. There are several different types of breast cancer including Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), Invasive breast cancer and HER2 positive breast cancer to name as few and your consultant will help you to choose the most appropriate treatment for your cancer type.
Women generally develop one of three types of breast cancer recurrence such as: local breast cancer recurrence, regional breast cancer recurrence and distant breast cancer recurrence.
Breast cysts are fluid-filled sacs that form within breast tissue. They are benign breast lumps that are common and harmless and often go away without treatment.
Cancer of the cervix is a malignant tumour that forms in the tissues of the cervix (the organ connecting the uterus and vagina in women). The cervix is sometimes referred to as the neck of the womb.
Early stage breast cancer means breast cancer that has not yet spread beyond the breast or the lymph nodes in the nearest armpit.
A common condition in which small pieces of the womb lining (the endometrium) are found outside the womb. This could be in the fallopian tubes, ovaries, bladder, bowel, vagina or rectum.
Fibroids are fairly common and occur in about 30 to 40 per cent of all women. Since they are linked to the female hormone oestrogen, they usually develop during a woman’s reproductive years. Fibroids are most common in women who are over 30 and have no children, and in women who are obese.
Heavy periods, also known as menorrhagia, are the leading cause of discomfort among women of childbearing age in the UK.
Mastitis is a condition in which the breast tissue becomes infected and is common in women who are breastfeeding.
The menopause is when a woman stops having periods and is no longer able to get pregnant naturally.
Painful periods, or dysmenorrhoea, refers to pain you feel during menstruation.
Nipple discharge is common in women of child-bearing age, even when they are not pregnant or breastfeeding. Although nipple discharge is rarely a sign of a serious illness, unexplained discharge can be distressing.
Pagets disease of the breast, also known as Pagets disease of the nipple, is a rare type of breast cancer.
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection that occurs in a woman’s pelvic area; it can affect the uterus, the ovaries and the Fallopian tubes. It usually exists as a complication from a pre-existing sexually transmitted disease such as chlamydia or gonorrhoea, where the infection has spread from the vagina and cervix up to the upper genital tract.
The most common breast development problems that women experience result in breasts that are too large or too small, or that have sizes and shapes that are not perceived as ‘normal’.
A prolapse occurs when the uterus, which is normally supported in its position in the abdomen by ligaments, muscles and fat pads, takes up a new, lower position. This can be because of weak muscles, stretched ligaments or loss of fat but the result is that the uterus presses down on the vagina.
Urinary incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine. For some, the problem can be as minor as the rare dribble, for others it is as problematic as wetting your clothes.
Uterine cancer is also called endometrial, or womb cancer. Endometrial cancer refers to several types of malignant tumours that start growing from the endometrium.