Gynecology, Mammology, Gynecologic Oncology

Prof. Dr. med. Peter Mallmann

Director of the Clinic for Gynecology and Obstetrics, University Hospital of Cologne

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What is a breast care specialist?

Breast problems need to be taken quite seriously. How often should I visit a field-specific physician? What preventive actions are appropriate? How can modern mastology help in disease detection? All these issues are dealt with in our post about the key features of breast care specialist work. 

Breast Cancer Treatment Without Chemotherapy

Thanks to new studies, it is now possible to successfully treat breast cancer without chemotherapy. One of the leading German mammologists, Dr. Oleg Gluz, reported about it at the 2022 ESMO Congress.

A Second Opinion Disproves a Hollywood Star’s Diagnosis

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Sharon Stone underwent several catheter procedures before it turned out she had a uterine fibroid which needed surgery rather than epidural pain relief.

Breast needle biopsy

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Breast biopsy is a diagnostic procedure aimed at obtaining the contents of an abnormal mass in the breast for histological examination using a needle. It is a minimally invasive and highly informative method. In certain cases, breast biopsy is performed for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes. The procedure allows the doctor to determine the type of neoplasm and, based on this, determine the treatment strategy.

Gynecomastia in men

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Gynecomastia in men

Fat deposits in the breast area are often found in severely overweight men. But, in addition to this, breast enlargement can indicate serious disorders in the male body. The condition is called gynecomastia. In the case of tissue overgrowth, it is important to see an experienced doctor to determine the exact cause of gynecomastia, and to select an effective treatment based on it.

Fibrocystic mastopathy: symptoms and treatment

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Non-inflammatory breast conditions are quite common, among them mastopathy is particularly worth mentioning. According to statistics, it occurs in 50-80% of women of childbearing age. Fibrocystic mastopathy or fibrocystic breast changes is an overgrowth of connective tissue and formation of abnormal foci. The disease is benign, but under certain circumstances it can turn malignant.

Fibroadenoma of the breast

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Among the problems related to the mammary glands, mastopathy is the most common. The disease comes in a number of types. In young girls until the age of 35, fibroadenoma of the mammary gland is common. The condition may not be disturbing for an extended period. In some cases, pain occurs in the latter half of the menstrual cycle under the influence of altered hormonal levels.

Vaccine against breast cancer: the trials were successful

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The most widely spread female malignancy has several variations, each requiring a particular treatment strategy. It looks that we have finally got a promising cure for one of its most dangerous subtypes.

Endometriosis: new genetic risk factors have been discovered

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The exact mechanisms of the disease, which occurs in hundreds of millions of women worldwide, have not yet been determined. However, a recent large-scale study has identified a number of genetic factors that can cause abnormal endometrium overgrowth. This will improve diagnosis and help find more effective treatments.

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