A breast lump is a localized swelling, protuberance, bulge, or bump in the breast that feels different from the breast tissue around it or the breast tissue in the same area of the other breast. There are different reasons why breast lumps develop. Most lumps are not cancerous and do not pose any risk. Causes include infection, trauma, fibroadenoma, cyst , fat necrosis, or fibrocystic breasts. Breast lumps may develop in both males and females, but they are much more common in females.
Hi everyone. I went to the dr 4 days ago and she examined me and also found this lump. They say it will take 3 hours for all the tests. Will I find out the same day if I have breast cancer? Have any of you had the same symptoms as mine and it has turned out to be breast cancer? At the clinic you will receive a manual exam to see if the Dr can feel any lumps.
Medically reviewed by Harold J. Burstein, MD, PhD. Although breast cancer is the most common cancer found in women , most breast lumps are not cancer.
A breast lump is a growth of tissue that develops within your breast. Finding a lump in your breast can be frightening and provoke anxiety. Most breast lumps aren't dangerous, but it's important to see your doctor to have them evaluated promptly.