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What causes breast lumps? What other than cancer could cause lumps or changes in my breast?

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Dr. John Rimmer
Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Benign and malignant

There are both benign and malignant causes of breast lumps.
Lumpy breast tissue associated with benign fibrocystic change is a common finding and is often tender and symmetric fibroadenomas are common benign breast lumps that are seen in young women breast cancer presenting as a mass is a later sign if you have a breast lump please see your doctor for an exam.

In brief: Benign and malignant

There are both benign and malignant causes of breast lumps.
Lumpy breast tissue associated with benign fibrocystic change is a common finding and is often tender and symmetric fibroadenomas are common benign breast lumps that are seen in young women breast cancer presenting as a mass is a later sign if you have a breast lump please see your doctor for an exam.
Dr. John Rimmer
Dr. John Rimmer
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Cysts, benign mass

Cysts in the breast can feel like lumps.
Benign masses called fibroadenomas can also develop and feel like masses.

In brief: Cysts, benign mass

Cysts in the breast can feel like lumps.
Benign masses called fibroadenomas can also develop and feel like masses.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Matthew Wilson
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Many possibilities

Most breast lumps are benign.
Fibroadenoma, breast cyst, infection, fibrocystic change are among the most common benign types.

In brief: Many possibilities

Most breast lumps are benign.
Fibroadenoma, breast cyst, infection, fibrocystic change are among the most common benign types.
Dr. Matthew Wilson
Dr. Matthew Wilson
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