Breast Lump

A breast lump is a mass or swelling that appears in the breast tissue. Breast lumps can be caused by a variety of factors, including hormonal changes, infection, injury, or a tumor.

If you notice a breast lump, it's important to get it checked out by a healthcare professional. While many breast lumps are not cancerous (benign), some can be a sign of breast cancer.

Your healthcare provider will likely conduct a physical examination and may order imaging tests, such as a mammogram or ultrasound, to determine the nature of the lump. In some cases, a biopsy may be necessary to confirm whether the lump is cancerous.

Early detection and treatment of breast cancer can greatly increase the chances of a successful outcome. Therefore, it's important to perform regular breast self-exams and to see your healthcare provider for routine breast cancer screenings.