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When It's Not Cancer - Benign Breast Conditions

Not every lump, bump, pain, or rash turns out to be breast cancer - in fact, 80% of those are benign. Learn about non-cancerous breast conditions.

Radial Scars A Benign Breast Abnormality
Having a diagnosis of radial scar of the breast can cause worry. A radial scar doesn't cause a breast lump and doesn't change your breast skin. Radial scars are rare, but can raise your risk for breast cancer. Learn about radial scars here.

Breast Fat Necrosis - Symptoms, Causes and Treatment
Breast fat necrosis is benign, but can imitate other breast lumps, including malignancy. Understanding breast fat necrosis is essential to proper diagnosis and treatment.

What Are Breast Oil Cysts?
Breast oil cysts are benign breast lumps. Oil cysts usually don't need any treatment. If you want to get a clear diagnosis of an oil cyst or any breast lump, you will need an ultrasound or perhaps a needle biopsy. Learn more about breast oil cysts here.

Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia Of The Breast
If you found a breast lump and worry about atypical ductal hyperplasia (ADH) then you need to know the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments for this condition. Atypical ductal hyperplasia does not always lead to breast cancer, but some women need to be vigilant.

Atypical Lobular Hyperplasia Of the Breast
Atypical lobular hyperplasia is not breast cancer. If you have been diagnosed with atypical lobular hyperplasia, then you need to know how it affects your risk for breast cancer, and how to get a clear diagnosis and treatment options. Learn more about atypical lobular hyperplasia here.

Can Natural Dietary Supplements Treat or Prevent a Fibroadenoma?
Natural dietary supplements and herbal medicines are advertised in health food stores and over the internet for relief from fibroadenomas. Fibrosolve is billed as an all-natural supplement to prevent and treat the existence of fibroadenomas. But before you buy that dietary supplement, find out if it's safe or effective.

It's Not Cancer - Benign Breast Conditions That Are Not Breast Cancer
While doing your breast self-exam, you find an irregularity. Is it benign or malignant? Fortunately, most breast lumps and bumps are not cancer. Learn more about when it's not cancer, known as benign breast conditions.

Fibrocystic Changes Benign Breast Condition
Fibrocystic changes is the new term for fibrocystic disease. It is the most common benign breast condition, and doesn't raise your risk for breast cancer. Here are symptoms and treatment for fibrocystic changes.

Mammary Duct Ectasia – Benign Breast Condition
Mammary duct ectasia is a benign breast condition. It occurs most commonly in women who are close to menopause. Milk ducts can dilate (swell) and the walls may thicken, so much so that the flow of fluid is blocked. Nipple discharge can also occur. You can treat this at home, or see a doctor if it persists. Learn more about diagnosis and treatment of mammary duct ectasia.

Intraductal Papillomas Benign Breast Condition
An intraductal papilloma is a tiny wart-like growth in breast tissue that sometimes punctures a duct. These benign tumors are composed of fibrous tissue and blood vessels. Intraductal papillomas grow inside your breast's milk ducts, and can cause benign nipple discharge. Learn how these are diagnosed and treated.

Adenosis – Enlarged Breast Lobules
Adenosis, or enlarged breast lobules, can be so small you can't feel them, or so large they can't be distinguished from a cancerous lump. Adenosis will show up on a mammogram, but still may imitate breast cancer. Read more to learn about breast adenosis.

Mastitis – Benign Breast Infection
Women who are breastfeeding may experience breast pain and lumpiness -- and feel panic. It may be mastitis, a benign breast infection that is treated with antibiotics and simple home remedies. Read more to learn about mastitis.

Benign Nipple Discharge
Nipple discharge is fluid that comes from the nipple. It may be different colors and textures. Most of the time, it is not malignant and it not a sign of cancer. Here are some common causes of pre- and post-menopausal benign nipple discharge.

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