Benign Breast Lumps

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Benign Breast Lumps    

Breast lumps or growths found in breasts are usually not cancerous nor life threatening.  If your doctor is suspicious of a lump, he or she may need to do a biopsy to determine if it is malignant.  A biopsy is a surgical procedure in which all or part of the tumor is removed.  The cells from the tumor are then examined to see if they are benign or malignant.

Some types of benign lumps are:

Both types of growths are not life threatening and cannot spread to other parts of the body.  However, such benign conditions may put women at greater risk of developing breast cancer.

To learn more about benign breast masses, watch the video below:






American Cancer Society