Three signs to tell if a breast lump is normal or abnormal | The Independent
Daron, R. Whether it was discovered during a breast self-exam or incidentally as you were putting on your deodorant, finding a breast lump can be terrifying. Somehow it seems human nature for us to think the worst when we find a mass or lump anywhere there should not be one. Both the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society provide some peace of mind by noting that most breast lumps are not cancer. In fact, there are a whole host of more common and benign non-cancerous conditions that can cause lumps in the breast including collections of fluid, deposits of fat, and deposits of calcium.
The prospect of finding a lump on your breast is daunting, however getting to know your breasts and understanding which lumps are a sign of abnormality could have a huge impact on your health. Despite the fact 80 per cent of breast lumps are benign , a study, reported by ABC , found certain kinds of lumps can reveal your likelihood of developing breast cancer. Therefore, paying attention to your breasts now and recognising any lumps is important for your future health. Below are three things you should look for when examining your breasts, which may help to make clear whether any lumps you find are normal or abnormal.