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Breast lumps

A breast lump is a mass that develops in your breast. While a breast lump can be a sign of breast cancer, often it is not related to cancer. Eight out of 10 breast lumps are noncancerous. If you feel a lump in your breast or under your arm, see your healthcare provider. Your healthcare provider will figure out the cause of the breast lump and determine whether it needs additional workup or treatment.


Causes For Breast Lumps

Tests And Treatment

Breast MRI: This imaging scan uses magnetic fields to create detailed breast images.
Needle aspiration: Using a needle, your healthcare provider removes a sample of cells for evaluation.
Biopsy: This procedure removes a larger tissue sample for analysis. There are several types of biopsy procedures. During a core biopsy, radiologists use a larger needle to remove a tissue sample. During an excisional biopsy, surgeons remove the entire breast lump.

Health history: Your healthcare provider asks you about your symptoms, medical history, and family history.
Breast exam (mammogram or ultrasound): These imaging scans provide detailed views of the breast.
Discussion about other tests you might need: Your healthcare provider may want to examine the lump further.

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Management And Treatment

Sometimes, lumps disappear on their own. Younger people may get lumps related to the menstrual cycle (period). Those lumps go away by the end of the cycle. However, always notify your healthcare provider about any lumps. Your provider can figure out what is causing the lump and determine if it needs further workup or treatment.

Breast lump treatment includes:

Know about the causes of Breast Lump
Breast lump treatment
Prevention For Breast Lumps

How can I maintain good breast health?

When to call the Surgeon

  • An unusual lump or mass in your breast or under your arm that feels harder than the rest of the breast or is different on one side as compared to the other.
  • Other breast changes including nipple inversion (turning inward), dimpled skin, or bloody/clear nipple discharge.
  • Redness, pain, or focal tenderness in your breast.
  • Nipple changes such as excoriation or scaling. (Excoriation is an obsessive-compulsive mental disorder where you pick at your skin so much that you damage it.)