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Are there diseases that cause non-cancerous breast lumps?

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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Cyst?

Could be cyst, a site of infection, a benign tumor such as a fibroadenoma.

In brief: Cyst?

Could be cyst, a site of infection, a benign tumor such as a fibroadenoma.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. John Rimmer
Surgery
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In brief: Yes

The commonest reason for benign breast lumps is fibrocystic change which is caused by the menstrual cycle hormonal effect on the breast tissue.
Benign fibroadenomas are common causes of breast masses.

In brief: Yes

The commonest reason for benign breast lumps is fibrocystic change which is caused by the menstrual cycle hormonal effect on the breast tissue.
Benign fibroadenomas are common causes of breast masses.
Dr. John Rimmer
Dr. John Rimmer
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery

In brief: Yes

The breast, by it's very nature, is "lumpy-bumpy", so most lumps are actually just normal breast tissue.
When a distinct lump is found (a "dominant mass"), it may be a fluid-filled lump called a cyst, which is very commen and totally benign. Of course, a new lump may be a tumor, however many of these are benign, as well. In order to sort through this maze, it is always best to see your doctor.

In brief: Yes

The breast, by it's very nature, is "lumpy-bumpy", so most lumps are actually just normal breast tissue.
When a distinct lump is found (a "dominant mass"), it may be a fluid-filled lump called a cyst, which is very commen and totally benign. Of course, a new lump may be a tumor, however many of these are benign, as well. In order to sort through this maze, it is always best to see your doctor.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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