Breast lumps are perhaps one of the most common reasons for a woman to visit her doctor. It has been estimated that up to 50% of all women experience breast lumps at some stage. Each woman should be familiar with her breasts, and can easily detect any changes which may occur. The best breast surgeons provide a guide to excisional breast biopsy to remove these lumps.
Breast lumps arise when there is a growth of a tissue in the breast region. This swelling or thickening may be benign or cancerous. The most common lumps are fibroadenoma and cysts. These can form in the breast due to various reasons like infection, inflammation, papilloma, fibrocystic disease, periductal or due to tumors.
Lumps are often caused by hormonal changes in the body and can occur before menstrual periods. It normally goes away after the period has ended. If you are above 30 years, and the lump does not go away, you will need a mammogram done to find the cause of the lump.
Even though most of the lumps in the breast are not cancerous, you still need to go to your doctor so that you can know if you have the chances of having this kind of cancer.