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Do not neglect any breast lump. If you discover one - make a visit to your doctor.

An appearance of breast lump can be a cause of great anxiety to women whether young or old. A 'lump' is a three-dimensional discrete mass which is distinct from surrounding breast tissue.
Breast Cancer

Some women just ignore these lumps despite suspecting them to be malignant. The general thinking is 'it can't happen to me.' While it is true that majority of breast lumps are benign in nature, about 16 to 20% maybe malignant. In the medical faternity the dictum is to treat all lumps when they first present as malignant unless proven otherwise by tests such as ultrasound or aspiration.

If in your case the lump does, unfortunately, turn out to be malignant - rememeber that there is a 'small window period' during which all early cancer are totally curable.

Our advise to you would be - DO NOT NEGLECT ANY LUMPS. Seeing your doctor is the first step you should take. Postponing this decision could make the difference - between living and dying.

Most common causes of Breast Lumps include:

1) Fibroadenoma

2) Fibroadenosis

3) Breast Cyst

4) Breast Abscess

5) Breast Cancer

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I have Fibroadadenosis...pain in my brests before a period some time two weeks before..both brests swell and hurt to touch. I had a course for facial boils i my thirtys and when on to Accutane i had NO syptoms for three months? i did report this to my GP at the time. How ever this drug is only short term usage and can be dangerous for pregnant ladies.
tracycor Saturday, December 15, 2012
hi i am 25 year old unmarried. i had found lump in my right breast in january 2005 than a operation was done in oct. 2006. it was a fibroadenoma. after that i had diagnosed wih PCOD in right overy in june 2009. than in may 2011 i found a lump in my left breast near nipple and the same time found white nipple discharge i m on cabgolin .25 tab from last 7 munths. now the size of lump is about 2 cm. and some time i feel a sharpe pain in breast. my surgen again advised me for surgery but i dont understand is it right to go for a surgery right now or not please help me. and thanks
ss810 Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Hi My wife has been diagnosed with Hypoechoic lesion left inner quadrant size 13.7x12.7mm Reveals soft tissue lesion and rest of the all quadrants appear normal.The Impression by the Doctor is"Cyst chest left inner quadrants' advised for Excision biopsy. What will be the estimated cost for this? Pls guide me.
PAKumar Saturday, January 28, 2012
My daughter was diagnosed to have fibroadenosis following a small lump in breast. It was surgically removed and biopsy showed fibroadenoma. Could a better diagnostic method could have avoided surgery and was it unnecessary as even fibro adenoma can followed up as she is only 20 years old????
Dr.sajeevKumar Thursday, October 27, 2011
is the surgery of breast lump included in insurance policies[mediclaim]??
sangfroid Thursday, September 15, 2011
doest fibroadenosis cause breast cancer?........please help me i really need............thank u
aaquibkhan Friday, November 26, 2010
I'm 40 years, Last week I visited the clinic to do the mamogram and ultrasound and the report shows that I have fibro-adonses in my right breast, and last night for the first time I touch something hard in my breast, Am seeing a doctor tomorrow, i hope it is not serious. i cannot stop thinking of my kids. MJ
Mary22 Monday, August 30, 2010
hello, im just 24 years old. i noticed last month that theres an immovable round shape mass in my lower part of my right breast. im afraid to consult a doctor. i always do the BSE and before that i just started to finish the 3 mos therapy of progyluton. after i noticed it, i stop the med.. i dont know now what im going to do..pls help me. zy
cyrael Monday, August 23, 2010
i am having lumps in both of my breasts....they are painful when get touched or pressed...i am 16..
i consulted a doctor and she advised me for ultrasound.
in that report no such cyst or mass appeared and even the
subareolar complex appeard normal. i am taking medicines like-
MECGLA and EVION 400...this problem of mine is since october 2009...please suggest somthing and the measures to be taken further.

Kuku.16 Tuesday, August 3, 2010
are they fixed or mobile
pankaj65075 Sunday, July 25, 2010

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