Benign breast disease, also known as benign breast conditions, are noncancerous disorders that affect the breast.
Nearly 80% of all breast lumps are benign and there are many types of benign breast conditions. Benign breast disease may be caused by breast changes, breast infection or injury, and may appear as a mass, change in skin appearance such as redness or dimples or nipple discharge. Lumps are usually moveable and smooth and may be found in both breasts.
Even though most lumps may be benign, every irregularity needs to be examined by a physician to determine if testing is necessary. All masses must have imaging to determine if they are benign or malignant. Your physician can determine if a mammogram or ultrasound is appropriate.
Breast tissue changes during a woman’s entire life. While mammograms can help detect cancer before you can feel a lump, breast self-exams help you become familiar with how your breasts look and feel. Alert your health care professional if you notice any changes.
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