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Where Are Breast Lumps Usually Found
No: No it isn't, unless they are very large and unsupported. ...Read more
I removed 3 lumps from my breast and found out i had ilc now I have another lump on the same breast shall i remove my breasts.I am 16 anknow its rare?
Hereditary testing: If ilc refers to invasive lobular carcinoma i would strongly advocate for you to be braca tested. If positive consider bilateral mastectomies with reconstruction; if negative and the ilc does refer to invasive lobular carcinoma consider mastectomy. Lastly, given your age, if possible i would seek a second opinion from a childrens hospital or a national cancer center. ...Read more
I have a concern about a few things but my main concern is my breast my Dr did a breast exam and said everything was fine no lumps nothing was found t?
I have two lumps in my left breast and they are not showing on u/s or mammogram. I have scattered fibroglandular density. Can abnormalities hide?
Fibrocystic disease?: Young women can commonly have lumpy breasts, usually caused by a benign condition called fibrocystic disease. This will usually be worse before your period, since it is affected by hormones and fluid retention. Reducing caffeine intake often helps it. Get checked by a doctor to be sure this is what you have. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Breast self-exam: This site will teach you how to do a breast self- exam. http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-self-exam. ...Read more
Usually not possible: To tell. It is generally not feasible to tell if a lump is cancerous. However, hard lumps that are fixed to the skin or chest wall are likely to be cancer, however, lumps without these characteristics can still be cancerous. If you have a lump in your breast, please see your doctor for examination and may be mammogram. ...Read more
Depends: There are many different reasons breast lumps form. When you are in your teens and twenties the majority of causes are benign. As you enter your forties the risk of malignant (cancer) causes goes up. The only way to know for sure is to look at a piece of the lump under a microscope (biopsy). If a lump has been stable for many years with no changes u may be able to watch. If not, biopsy. ...Read more
Many things: "lumps" can be normal areas of asymmetrically dense breast tissue, fluid filled cysts, benign solid masses, or malignancy. Any new lump drawing attention or concern particularly if it persists or enlarges over a short period of time should be appropriately evaluated by a physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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