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I am worried about my breast lump. Please help.

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Answered by

Dr. Sweta Singh

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iCliniq medical review team

Published At October 24, 2016
Reviewed AtJuly 4, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I am a 30 year old mother of a 11 months old. Today, I found a red, inflammation on the surface of left breast on the lower side. It is a lump kind of stuff. I am doubtful whether it is cancer. I did not see any other symptoms of breast cancer as other things look normal. I am so worried. Please help. Thanks in advance.

Answered by Dr. Sweta Singh

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

An inflamed lump is unlikely to be a cancer. This is often an occurrence in women with babies being breastfed. It occurs due to an infection. However, any lump must be examined by a breast surgeon and if required a sample of the tissue taken in order to ascertain the cause and nature of the lesions. For safety sake, you need to visit a breast surgeon. However, the chance of cancer is relatively low given your age, etc. Please have it checked out. It is not something that anyone can diagnose without examination.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Sweta Singh
Dr. Sweta Singh

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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