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Overview of breast lumps

Breast lumps have many different causes, and most breast lumps are not cancer.

The most common causes of benign (non-cancerous) breast lumps include:

However, breast cancer can also cause a breast lump. If you find a lump in your breast, it's important to get your GP to check it.

On the next page: Causes of breast lumps

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Endorsed by oncoplastic breast and general surgeon, Canterbury DHB. Page created December 2018.


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