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What Does A Lump In The Breast Feel Like?

All the lumps don't feel the same and all the breast cancer lumps also do not feel the same.

A cancerous lump in the breast is a hard mess, is painless, has irregular edges, is immobile, appears in the outer portion of your breast or grows overtime.

But you need to understand that not all cancerous lumps will feel the same. A cancerous lump may also feel rounded, soft and tender and can occur anywhere in the breast. Lumps can also turn out to be painful sometimes.

what does a lump in the breast feel like

Finding out the changes in the breast can be a very difficult task if women have dense or fibrous breast tissue. Having dense breast also makes it difficult to detect breast cancer or mammograms.

The feel of a breast lump usually depends on its cause, location and growth. It can vary greatly in terms of the way it pains and its feel.

There are also chances for us to confuse breast lumps with cyst. Hence, we need to know how to differentiate between a breast cyst and lump.

Breast cysts are usually fluid-filled sacs inside the breast that are usually not cancerous. Breast cysts are more common in a woman after menopause. A woman can have one or more breast cysts at a time.

One of the difficult parts of detection is that there are a wide range of changes and symptoms that may or may not occur. This is why regular screening is necessary.

It is also important that people have a good idea of the normal size, shape, appearance and feel of the breasts, so that they are aware of any changes that occur.

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The best time to look out for a lump is when you're showering. Using the pad of the fingers, move in a circular motion from the inside near the nipple. People should feel for changes like lumps, thickening or pain on the skin.

Once they find such abnormalities, do not hesitate and rush to your nearest doctor to get yourself examined at the earliest.

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    Story first published: Friday, October 13, 2017, 17:39 [IST]
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