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What does a lump in breast mean besides cancerous?

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Dr. Mazen Ghani
Radiology 24 years experience
Breast lumps: Most breast lumps turn out to be either normal breast tissue, cysts, or fibroadenomas.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

What can a lump in breast mean besides cancer?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Cysts, benign tumors: In my surgical practice, the most common cause of a well-defined breast lump is a cyst. This can easily be differentiated from a tumor by ultrasound or needle aspiration. If the lump is solid, it may be due to a benign tumor (ie, fibroadenoma) or a cancer; the only way to determine this is by tissue diagnosis, which can usually be done by needle-biopsy in the office or breast center.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How can I tell if a breast lump is cancerous?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Biopsy: It is often very difficult to distinguish between benign breast lumps and cancer by examination alone. While mammograms and ultrasounds may provide some useful information, the only way to be 100% certain is by performing a biopsy.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What are the signs that a breast lump is cancerous?

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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgical Oncology 44 years experience
Variable: You can't tell by yourself and many times even breast experts can't by exam alone. All breast lumps that persist for more than a couple of weeks need a physical exam and typically a mammogram and/or ultrasound.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What is the lump in my breast be. Besides cancer.?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Benign adenoma: Or fibrocystic changes, you can many benign non cancerous breast tumors, u can read extensive articles on line about this if u have lump it needs evaluation by a health care provider and mammogram to start out with.

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