Aminoglutethamide

What is Aminoglutethimide? Aminoglutethamide is a medication used orally to treat breast cancer and Cushing syndrome. Aminoglutethamide is the chemical name of a medicine that differs in product name from country to country. It must not be used in pregnancy unless the mother’s life is at risk. Breastfeeding must be ceased…

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Anastrozole

What’s Anastrozole used for? Anastrozole is an antineoplastic medication used in the treatment of advanced breast cancer. It must not be used in pregnancy, breastfeeding or children, and must be used with caution before the menopause and in patients with liver and kidney disease. Side effects of Anastrozole: The side effects…

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Alloplasty

Alloplasty is the use of non-human artificial material in a surgical procedure. This may include silicone breast implants, steel joint replacements or plastic heart valves.

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Areola

The areola is the area surrounding the nipple of the breast that is of a different colour to the normal skin colour and is slightly raised and roughened. Darkening of the colour of the areola occurs with pregnancy and use of the contraceptive pill due to hormonal changes. The actual…

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Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia

Atypical ductal hyperplasia is a diagnosis made on a biopsy from a breast lump when the tissue being examined exhibits some, but not all of the characteristics of a ductal carcinoma of the breast. With these findings it is usually prudent to remove the lump surgically in order to prevent…

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Accessory Nipple

An accessory nipple, or supernumerary nipple, is a curiosity of foetal development. Many mammals (eg. dogs, cats, pigs) have a line of nipples along each side of their chest and abdomen from which they can feed milk to their young. In humans there is normally only one nipple on each…

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