The Lump In The Right Breast Is Cancerous?
I want to ask, I have a lump in my breast, the size of which is roughly like a salak seed, if I touch it sometimes it hurts sometimes it doesn’t. Is it a cancerous lump?
Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com. I am dr. Princess Claudya will answer your questions.
Breast lumps can be caused by:
Fibroadenoma mammae (FAM): a benign lump, tender to the touch, not painful, and the lump can be moved
Fibrocystic lesion: a lump that appears during menstruation, painful and hard on the touch
Phyloides tumor: a benign lump that quickly grows large, hard on the touch
Breast abscess: pus that forms in the breast as a result of an infection that is not treated promptly. This condition causes pain on the touch and redness of the skin around it. This collected pus can also cause a lump-like sensation in the breast.
Breast cancer: is malignant, quickly enlarges, hard on the touch, cannot be moved. There can be other symptoms in the form of sores on the breasts, white pus, orange peel-like skin, and lumps in the armpits
You don't worry yet, because as explained above, breast lumps are not necessarily caused by cancer / malignant tumors.
To determine the cause of the lump, you should check with a surgeon for further examination. If necessary, the doctor will perform a biopsy, mamugraphy, or ultrasound to trace the exact cause of the lump. And after that the doctor will provide treatment for your complaint according to the underlying conditions.
Things you can do to improve and prevent worsening of your disease are:
Perform a breast self-exam (BSE) for initial screening for benign or malignant breast lumps
If it hurts, apply warm compresses to the painful area, especially if it is caused by an infection.
Use a bra that fits your breast size and is comfortable for you
Avoid consumption of cigarettes, alcohol, and saturated fatty foods
Good stress management, for example by relaxing or doing a hobby that you enjoy doing
You can take over-the-counter drugs such as paracetamol to relieve your pain
That is the explanation from me. Hopefully helpful and useful. Get better soon :)
dr. Princess Claudya