are reading this section, it is probably because you or your
doctors are concerned about a possible breast problem. Be
aware that most breast lumps, changes or other abnormalities
are benign (not cancer). But it is important to seek medical
attention as soon as possible.
are fluid-filled sacs within the breast tissue that generally
become larger or more tender a week or so before the menstrual
cycle begins. Sometimes, using a small needle, a doctor will
remove the fluid from a cyst. For some women, reducing or
eliminating caffeine from their diets may reduce the discomfort
means there is an overgrowth of fibrous tissue
in the breast. This extra tissue can feel like lumps. Sometimes
there are also fluid-filled cysts in addition to the overgrowth
of fibrous tissue. This is called fibrocystic breast condition.
are benign solid tumors composed of fibrous tissue. They may
feel smooth, movable, and rubbery.
Necrosis is fatty tissue that breaks down and results
in a hard solid lump in the breast.
is generally not a symptom of cancer, but it must be evaluated.
Certain medications, including some hormones, can cause occasional