I have had a breast lump for over a year. Should it be removed?

Not always. But it needs to be checked! you should have a physical examination, mammography, and most likely an ultrasound. Then you and your physician can make an adequate plan. Don't delay any longer - get it checked!
Not necessarily. Any new breast lump must be evaluated by a physician to be certain that it's not a cancer. This certainty can be reached by physical examination, mammography, ultrasound, and/or biopsy, depending on many factors. If your doctor is certain that the lump is not cancerous, it does not need to be removed.

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I am 22 years old and I am a virgin. I had a breast lump removed two years back. The doctor didn't mention anything and the lump was benign. Now, I am getting some milky discharge from both the nipples. The discharge is thick and smells like milk. Is it n

Galactorrhea. You have galactorrhea which is a harmless condition caused by elevated levels of the prolactin hormone. Read more...
Physiological change. Normal breast function can occur during your menstrual cycle. Nipple discharge that would be more of a concern would be from a single nipple, or blood tinged or some other color. A normal discharge is milky or translucent, usually from both breasts. Read more...
May be normal . Nipple discharges not unusual. But it should be checked by your doctor just to be sure. Read more...