Breast Lump

A breast lump occurs as swelling or protuberance or a bulge or a bump in the breast that appears different from the breast tissue. The causes are infection, trauma, fibroadenoma, cyst, fat necrosis, and breast cancer. It is necessary to have a physical examination by consulting a doctor while having changes in the breast. Taking a Mammogram and ultrasound help to diagnose the abnormalities of the breast. Treatment depends on the cause. If it occurs due to infection, antibiotics are taken to treat it. If it occurs due to breast cancer, they are treated by doing chemotherapy and mastectomy.

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Is the lump in breast cancer or cyst?

Query: Hello doctor, I found a lump in my breast five months back. Initially, it was told to be a cyst. I followed up after four weeks, and the cyst was unchanged. My PCP recommended a needle biopsy to be safe. My surgeon felt more comfortable with lumpectomy because I have a family history of thyroid tum...  Read Full »


Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: I have seen your reports. It looks like early breast cancer, and it is predominantly a cystic lesion. It is staged as pT1c Nx hormone receptor positive and HER2/neu negative. Histopathology is showing low-risk breast cancer as it is predominantly a cystic lesion with a predominance of intracystic pa...  Read Full »

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