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A 30-year-old female asked:

difference between fibrous breast tissue and cancerous tumor? i have many moveable, squishy lumps. doc says ok bit causing anxiety when i feel.

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Dr. Nabila Babar
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Some women: Have lumpy breast tissues that become tender before period. That is fibrous tissue and benign. But cancer is usually one lump and is not tender.
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Fibrous tissue: Is quite common. But if it’s causing you anxiety, I would suggest that you discuss with your doctor and have him/her explain the differences, go over your findings with you, and discuss the possibility of a mammogram if that is indicated in your situation and depending upon your history. Good luck!

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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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