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What can a lump in breast mean besides cancer?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Many things
Could be a benign cyst, an infection, a benign tumor such as a fibroadenoma.

In brief: Many things
Could be a benign cyst, an infection, a benign tumor such as a fibroadenoma.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Herbert Hoover
If there has been trauma, the mass could be a hematoma that usually will resolve slowly on its own.
Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Many things
Cysts are common.
Other things include breast papillomas, fat necrosis, sometomes skin conditions that overlie the breast. Many lumps are simply normal breast tissue that is denser in some areas than others (we used to call this fibrocystic disease). We use mammography and ultrasound to aid our diagnostic capabilities.

In brief: Many things
Cysts are common.
Other things include breast papillomas, fat necrosis, sometomes skin conditions that overlie the breast. Many lumps are simply normal breast tissue that is denser in some areas than others (we used to call this fibrocystic disease). We use mammography and ultrasound to aid our diagnostic capabilities.
Dr. Richard Orr
Dr. Richard Orr
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Mark Pack
Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Multiple things
It could be an abscess, cyst, fibroadenoma, lipoma, hematoma.
.. See your doctor to evaluate the mass.

In brief: Multiple things
It could be an abscess, cyst, fibroadenoma, lipoma, hematoma.
.. See your doctor to evaluate the mass.
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack
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