A year-old premenopausal woman presents with a palpable lump in her left breast. She first noted it 2 months ago on self-examination, and it has steadily grown in size regardless of the phase of her menstrual cycle. The patient has never undergone mammography.
You may have many changes in your breasts as a teen and young adult. Some changes are linked to your period. Others are linked to birth control pills, or to other hormonal forms of birth control.
Don't panic. Nearly eighty percent of all breast lumps are benign non-cancerous. Benign breast lumps are usually moveable and smooth, and can often be found in both breasts.
Fibroadenomas fy-broe-ad-uh-NO-muhz are solid, noncancerous breast lumps that occur most often in women between the ages of 15 and A fibroadenoma might feel firm, smooth, rubbery or hard and has a well-defined shape. Usually painless, it might feel like a marble in your breast, moving easily under your skin when examined.
This is a corrected version of the article that appeared in print. A thorough clinical breast examination, imaging, and tissue sampling are needed for a definitive diagnosis. Fine-needle aspiration is fast, inexpensive, and accurate, and it can differentiate solid and cystic masses.
By Meredith Begley Thursday, October 4, It can be unnerving to find a lump in your breast. Here are the facts on some common benign breast lumps. The first thing to do if you notice a lump in your breast?
There are many possible causes of non-cancerous benign breast lumps. Two of the most common causes of benign single breast lumps are cysts and fibroadenomas. In addition, several other conditions can present themselves as lumps, such as fat necrosis and sclerosing adenosis.