Mastopathy is a disease of the breasts, which is caused by a hormonal imbalance. It is characterized by a proliferation of connective and glandular tissue within the breast, causing the appearance of lumps and cysts. It commonly affects women between 30 and 50 years old (prior to menopause) and is considered to be the most common disease of the breast. According to specialists, risk factors include changes in thyroid function and sex hormone levels. Please find below Manor Medical Center's mastopathy treatment in Israel program:

Mastopathy Treatment in Israel

There are two options for treatment:

  • Hormonal (conservative) treatment
  • Minimally invasive treatment, which fully preserves the breasts’ shape.

Basic Program

The workup is similar to that of breast cancer and involves the following investigations:

  • Blood panel (including tumour markers)
  • 3D Mammography + breasts US + mammalogy radiologist consultation
  • US-guided breast biopsy (FNA + CNB) and histopathology

Diagnostics (including histopathology) will take 4-6 days to complete.

Mastopathy treatment will begin with a breast surgeon consultation. Depending on exam findings, the surgeon will determine the most appropriate course of treatment (in some cases observation will be recommended). Please note that if malignant cells will be found in the sample IHC staining will be performed and you will be referred to a PET CT scan. Please click here if you require breast cancer treatment.

If you’re referred for surgery, you will need to remain in Israel for approximately 4 days following your discharge.

The treatment will take place at the state-of-the-art Assuta clinic. The innovative imaging tools used maximally reduce the risk of intraoperative complications and help shorten recovery times.


As some of the symptoms can also appear in breast cancer, it is vital to undergo diagnostics ASAP to rule out a malignant process.

Common symptoms include:

  • Breast swelling and tenderness
  • Palpable lumps that are changing in size
  • Nipple discharge

Please note that while the vast majority of sufferers are women, the disease can affect men as well. Symptoms include swelling, nipple discharge and tenderness. If you’re experiencing one of the aforementioned symptoms you are likely to be suffering from mastopathy!

As certain types of mastopathy can transform into a malignancy, it is important to seek treatment in a timely manner. It should also be noted that early stage mastopathy can be treated without surgery, but later stages will require you to undergo an operation. Don’t lose time! Contact us today to find out more about our mastopathy treatment program!

Please Note

The suggested treatment program (with a specialist recommended by us) will take place at Assuta Medical Center. If you would like, we can instead arrange the treatment at one of Israel’s public hospitals. In such case, the cost of the surgery (not including the logistics package) will be 20 to 30 per cent lower. However, while we can definitely guarantee that the surgery will be performed by one of that hospital’s top experts, the name of the particular expert will be selected based on their rotation schedule.

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