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Hypercholesterolemia

Hypercholesterolemia is characterized by elevated levels of cholesterol in blood. One fraction of cholesterol (LDL-cholesterol or "bad" cholesterol) tends to deposit on blood vessel lining (atheromatous plaque) increasing the risk of a heart infarct or stroke. Another fraction called HDL- cholesterol ("good" cholesterol) offers limited protection against plaque formation.

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Breast cancer

Breast cancer: This is a malignant tumour made up of many cancerous cells. It should be noted that breast cancer is not the most common cause of breast pain, as patients of this disease are often asymptomatic.