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Breast lumps

There are many different causes of breast lumps, including normal breast changes, fibroadenoma (lumps of fibrous or glandular tissue), breast cysts (a harmless sac filled with fluid), fat necrosis (a lump that forms when fatty tissue is damaged) and lipoma (a benign, or non-cancerous, lump made of body fat).

Most breast lumps are not breast cancer, but it is important to talk to your doctor about any breast lump that doesn't go away after your period or that you are worried about.

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Breast cancer

Breast screening

October 2014.

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