What causes breast lump and breast swelling? 5 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.


Breast Cancer Overview

Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer in women (after skin cancer), and can affect a number of different parts of the breasts.

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Fibrocystic Breast Disease

Fibrocystic breast disease is when a woman has benign yet painful lumps in her breasts.

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Finding a lump in your breast can be a scary experience, but not all lumps and tumors are cancerous. One type of benign (non-cancerous) tumor is called a fibroadenoma . While not life-threatening, a fibroadenoma ma...

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Mastitis is an infection of the ducts of the breast. It usually only occurs in women who are breastfeeding their babies.

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Intraductal Papilloma

Finding a lump in your breast or hearing the doctor tell you there is a tumor in your breast can be scary and unsettling. Breast tumors are not always indicative of cancer; there are benign breast conditions that ca...

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