Lumps that Are NOT Breast Cancer

Finding a lump in the breast can cause instantaneous panic or fear in a woman because of how common breast cancer is. If a lump is discovered, take it seriously and get it examined by your doctor. However, keep in mind that there are a lot of other reasons for breast lumps. Here are some reasons why there may be lumps in your breasts.

 

#1 Menstruation

Hormones during and before a woman’s period change dramatically and period-related lumps can happen because of this monthly cycle. If you notice a lump around this time, your breasts will likely be sore or achy as well. Pain meds can help minimize the discomfort.  

#2 Fibroadenomas

These are benign (non-cancerous) lumps that consist of breast gland tissue and connective tissue. They are commonly found in young women and are mobile when felt. Doctors can identify fibroadenomas with ultrasounds or mammograms. If the fibroadenoma is bigger than 2 centimeters and have an uneven looking shape, it could increase the risk for breast cancer development, so it could mean you need to get it biopsied.

#3 Breast fibrosis

Women that have breast fibrosis have extra connective breast tissue that makes the breast feel lumpy. This is commonly seen in women ages 30 to 60 and it can affect up to 50% of women during their lifetime. Women that have this condition often develop cysts in the breast, which are small fluid-filled sacs that can sometimes be painful. Fibrocystic breast changes usually don’t increase the risk of developing breast cancer.

#4 Dead fat tissue

When fat tissue dies after an injury, surgery or radiation, it’s called fat necrosis. Fat necrosis can cause lumps that feel like a hard mass inside the breast, which can mimic cancerous tumors. If you find a hard lump in your breast, it’s important to check with your doctor to determine if it’s fat necrosis. If it is, the doctors will usually not touch it, because having it surgically removed could cause issues later down the road.

#5 Phyllode tumors

This is a rare lump that grows in a leaflike pattern.  Most of these masses are non-cancerous, but they will usually grow uncontrollably and will need to be removed by a doctor. Approximately 10% of these tumors are cancerous and don’t respond well to chemotherapy or radiation.

#6 Papillomas

These are breast tumors that are made up of gland and fibrous tissues and blood vessels. They grow inside the milk ducts and lumps form near the nipples and often result in bloody or clear discharge that comes from the nipple. They’re commonly seen in women ages 35 to 55 and need to be surgically removed. The doctor will also remove the duct area that it grew in. Having only one papilloma won’t increase the risk of developing breast cancer, but if there are multiple papillomas or if you have a history of cancer in the family, you could be at a greater risk for cancer.

If you’ve recently discovered a lump in your breast, do not delay in getting it looked at by our experienced team at Causenta. Contact us today.

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