A breast lump is a growth of tissue that develops within your breast. Different types of breast lumps can vary in the way they look and feel.
You might notice:
Sometimes, a breast lump is a sign of breast cancer. That's why you should seek prompt medical evaluation. Fortunately, however, most breast lumps result from noncancerous (benign) conditions.
Fibrocystic breast changes lead to the development of fluid-filled round or oval sacs (cysts) and more prominent scar-like (fibrous) tissue, which can make breasts feel tender, lumpy or ropy.
Breast lumps can be caused by:
Make an appointment to have a breast lump evaluated, especially if: