Friday, December 25, 2009

Knowing the Differences Lump in the Breast

When you're used to observe the breast, and suddenly discovered a lump that you could not find before, would be a little scary. As a layman, we can not know for sure, what kind of lump in your breast.

"Some women also tend to have breasts lumpy, which is different from the typical breast lump," says Debbie Saslow, PhD, Director of Breast and gynecological cancer for the American Cancer Society. "But even if the mass is a lump, still there is room 80 -90 percent of the lump is not cancer. "

Thus, you do not need to panic if you find lumps, thickening or lump in the breast. Please check it carefully, how true is palpable lumps with your fingers. To check, you should sleep on their backs with one hand resting on the pillow, near the head. Use two fingers the other hand to feel the surface of the breast.

Ordinary lump in both breasts, or a lump that will disappear after the menstrual
Fibrocystic lumps, the number could be more than one, hard, and palpable. This lump is made of tissue texture feels like a wavy rope. Usually, your breasts will feel more swollen and tense before the menstrual period due to hormones, especially estrogen, which affects the breast tissue, and will decrease as soon as menstruation begins. According to the Mayo Clinic, more than half of women experience fibrocystic lumps changes in his life a few moments. If you observe a thickening or lump in the breast that grow in size, then it is time to consult a doctor to provide clinical breast examination and ultrasound.

Hard lumps and move.
"Sometimes it was so obvious lumps, and felt like gravel, peas, or wine," Saslow said. According to him, though still a chance the lump develop into cancer, almost certainly a benign cyst (fluid-filled ). It could also be a fibroadenoma (benign tumor is round or oval, densely textured, or rubbery, and usually pain), which is one of many of the most common lump in the breast that occur in pre-menopausal. So according to the Mayo Clinic. The doctor usually will schedule an ultrasound or mammogram (for the age of 35 years) to get a clearer picture. After it is usually followed by fine needle biopsy to obtain cell samples and examine the possibility of cancer.

Swollen like a pimple on around the areola
If you always have swollen like this, then almost certainly bump is part of the anatomy of your breasts. But if the lump is new, then it probably is a signal of infection, or in rare cases, cancer. When this happens, you should see her doctor. External signs that must be respected and known by physicians are turning nipples (membelesak in), or itching, painful scales, or a rash on the nipple. "About one percent of breast cancer involves changes in the breast skin, such as orange peel texture, along with a sense of warmth in the breast, which can be an inflammatory breast cancer," Saslow said. This rarely happens, but it is an aggressive type of cancer.

If you are not sure about the look or feel a lump in the breast, you should still consult a doctor immediately. Do it at least every three years at the age of 20's and 30's, and every year at the age of 40. You have to undergo mammography every one or two years from the age of 40 years. Also do breast self-exams (BSE) or conscious (breast self-examination) of each month. When done regularly, you are more easily observed if there is a change in the breast. After all, you are more familiar with your breasts, and would be better if it went to the doctor since the beginning.

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