Finding a lump in your breast doesn’t mean you have breast cancer
There are several benign (not cancer) conditions that can occur in the breast and may cause a lump. Also many women will experience lumpy breasts just before their period. This is a normal response to changing hormones and often the lump or lumpiness disappears after the period. However, if this doesn’t go away, it’s important to get it checked out by a doctor. Any new lump should always be assessed by a doctor, regardless of your age or whether you are still having periods or not.
- Most breast lumps are not cancerous
- Most breast lumps are fluid filled cysts or fibroadenomas, which are benign
- However, you should always see a doctor if a lump develops as the breast lump may be cancerous