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A 36-year-old member asked:

are there any non-malignant (benign) breast tumours/lumps that grow with time? what do they feel like?

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Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Yes: However, they do not have any particular consistency that reliably identify them. Definite lumps, whether palpated or identified on any of the breast studies should usually be biopsied. Lumps that grow quickly and are sensitive may be only cysts and can be drained if necessary.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Are there any non-malignant (benign) breast tumours/lumps that grow with time?

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Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: Benign tumors do in fact grow but rather slowly , compared to malignant tumors. The main difference is that benign tumors will not kill you. If left untrated malignant tumors will eventualy kill you some sooner and others a little later . How fast they grow will determine how soon. Hope that helps you
A 40-year-old member asked:

How can you distinguish between benign and malignant breast tumors?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
After bx: On examination a true lesion in a women past 40 yrs of age ,when fibroadenomas don't present denovo, will feel like a firm lump when pt. examined with hand behind side being examined. This in distinction to fibrocytic changes that are soft and diffuse. On mammo the lesion appears as a stellate mass, May be associated with skin dimpling. Bx definitive for diagnosis.

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