Curing the World One Patient at a Time
TOLL FREE: 855.251.9116

Dx Breast Cysts Treatments:

Breast Cysts

The Merck Manual Home Edition states:
"Breast cysts are fluid-filled sacs that develop in the breast.
Breast cysts are common. In some women, many cysts develop frequently, sometimes with other fibrocystic changes. The cause of breast cysts is unknown, although injury may be involved. Breast cysts can be tiny or several inches in diameter. Cysts sometimes cause breast pain. To relieve the pain, a doctor may drain fluid from the cyst with a thin needle. Sometimes the fluid is examined under a microscope to check for cancer. The color and amount are noted. If the fluid is bloody, brown, or cloudy or if the cyst does not disappear or reappears within 12 weeks after it is drained, the entire cyst is removed surgically because cancer in the cyst wall, although rare, is possible.

Medications Used in Treatment:
1. Progestins: Depo-Provera, MPA
2. Oral Contraceptives: Seasonale
3. Anti-estrogen: Danazol
4. Androgens: nandrolone, stanozolol
6. Estrogen Antagonists: Tamoxifen
7. Aromatase Inhibitors: Femara
8. Surgical Aspiration
9. Topical iodine:

Suggested Links:
*N.H.S. Choices

[Editor] Breast cysts may be related to an iodine deficiency, so states this author. His recommendations refer specifically to replacement of oral iodine. The Editor can report that he has tried painting Lugol's solution on breast cysts and has seen them resolve whether spontaneously or because of the medication. The cause of the cysts are hormonal: why they would respond to iodine is an unanswered question. If the cyst does not resolve in 3-4 days, a visit to the physician for an aspiration is mandatory. The aspiration is relatively painless and the fluid is sent to the pathologist so cancer concerns can be most usually abated.

[Editor]  In our experience, and those of others, the use of low doses of danazol rapidly resolves benign cysts. As a gynecologist/ surgeon, aspiration is performed to rule out malignancy for any persistent mass. Many women whom have breast cysts, not cancer, have reported to me that they apply topical treatment with SSKI (iodine). A woman may try to shrink the cysts using a program of iodine/iodide supplementation topically and followed by oral therapy for a few days. If the cyst does not resolve quickly, a consultation with the physician in mandatory.

[Editor] Based on the Women's Health Initiative, the use in menopausal women of synthetic estrogens (Premarin®) and synthetic progestins (Provera®) increases the risk of breast cancer. In both the United States and the United Kingdom, restricting Provera® (Estrogen only arm in the W.H.I./US) and substituting Aygestin® for Provera®/U.K., resulted in the hormonal group having no more risk than no therapy.

[Editor] Low dose danazol suppresses pituitary FSH and LH stimulation and can resolve breast cysts but not solid discrete benign breast lumps.

Two F.D.A. approved anabolic steroids have been used in menopausal women with breast cancer.
1) Stanozolol
has been used in patients with advanced metastatic carcinoma with almost half having a positive response.
2) Nandrolone
has been combined with the aromatase inhibitor (tamoxifen) for prophylaxis against breasts cancer recurrences. The use of these two anabolic steroids do not raise, rather they lower estradiol levels. These anabolic steroids raise the quality of life: the women have less symptoms of menopause: they offer treatments for the hot flushes, insomnia, osteoporosis, poor memory and loss of libido. The two anabolic steroids used together will produce both an atrophic endometrium and resolution of hormonal breast cysts..

Copyrighted 2014©