Distinguishing Breast Cancer Tumors From Benign Masses
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Is a nodule the same as a tumor? A benign lung tumor is an abnormal growth of tissue that serves no purpose and is found not to be cancerous. Benign lung tumors may grow from many different structures in the lung. Determining whether a nodule is a benign tumor or an early stage of cancer is very important. See Full Answer.
We respect your privacy. Breast cysts and benign breast abnormalities like fibroglandular tissue are very common in women who are still menstruating. In fact, it is not uncommon to have multiple cysts or areas of fibroglandular lumps. It appears from your question that you or your doctor may have felt some lumps in your breast , and then a breast sonogram was done to help determine whether these lumps were simple cysts or benign fibroglandular tissue.
Breast nodules are lumps or swelling in the breasts. Both men and women at any age can have a breast nodule. Most individuals associate nodules with breast cancer, but there are many possible causes. It is important to recognize the difference between healthy and unhealthy breast tissue. Information from the Mayo Clinic points out that normal breast tissue often has a nodular feel in the outer area of the breast.