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Finding a lump in your breast may leave you in a cold sweat. But here's a reassuring fact: It usually isn't cancer. What could it be?
Im sitting here just in a dreadful terrified state, thinking what about my kids and my partner,its my daughters wedding in two days and I just found out I need an urgent mammagram etc I found a large lump saw the GP and her face said it all the lump is big and obvious and I sort of hoped she would say 'lump what lump' but she went right to it and said it was large and needed seeing urgently. Im scared stiff and its going to be weeks really before I know how bad this is. OH god how can I get through the next few weeks and the wedding acting normal I cant tell the kids certainly not my daughters and ruin the wedding but I have to pull myslef through it all and do my job and look like it is such a happy time when truth is I just keep crying and wanting to screem and run!!!!
There are different types of breast lumps. The following descriptions and illustraitons provides some details. If you have any questions, follow-up with your doctor.
Breast cysts are fluid-filled sacs inside the breast, which are usually not cancerous benign. You can have one or many breast cysts and they can happen in one or both breasts. They're often described as round or oval lumps with distinct edges.
Julie Reiland, MDcarries a green centimeter-sized stone in the pocket of her lab coat — not for luck or out of superstition, but to demonstrate, if asked, what breast cancer feels like to a patient or colleague. Reiland, a breast surgeon with Avera Medical Group Comprehensive Breast Careadvocates for annual mammograms along with clinical breast exams. A lump that feels like a pea, a grape, or a Hot Tamale candy and easily moves around is more likely to be a benign cyst or fibroadenoma, a benign solid tumor.
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.
If you have found a lump in one of your breasts, most women begin to worry about breast cancer. After all, a lump can, in rare cases, mean cancer. They feel smooth or rubbery and move about under the fingers.
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. A breast abscess is a pocket of pus that causes inflammation and a sore lump in the breast.