The most common symptom of a phyllodes tumor is a breast lump that you or your doctor can feel while examining the breasts. Phyllodes tumors tend to grow quickly, within a period of weeks or months, to a size of cm or sometimes larger. This rapid growth does not automatically mean the phyllodes tumor is malignant; benign tumors can grow quickly, too.
The patient is a year-old otherwise healthy woman who came in for a new evaluation of breast cancer. The patient reported that she was well until she noticed a lump in her left breast. She had an unremarkable screening mammogram three months prior.
Doctors diagnose breast cancers more often in the left breast than the right. That said, around 80 percent of breast lumps turn out to be noncancerous. A breast lump may appear near the surface of the skin, deeper inside the breast tissue, or closer to the armpit area.
A breast lump deserves medical attention. Know what to expect during a clinical breast exam — and what happens when a lump needs further evaluation. That's understandable.
Suddenly your hand freezes. Now what? First, don't panic — 80 to 85 percent of breast lumps are benign, meaning they are noncancerous, especially in women younger than age
A breast lump is a mass that develops in the breast. Breast lumps vary in size and texture and may cause pain. Some are not found until a physical or imaging exam.
If you feel a lump in your breast, try not to panic or worry. Most lumps are not breast cancer, but something less serious, such as a benign not cancer breast condition. Some lumps will go away on their own.
There are different types of breast lumps. The following descriptions and illustraitons provides some details. If you have any questions, follow-up with your doctor.
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.