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A breast lump is an abnormal mass or growth in the breast tissue that can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Finding a breast lump can be concerning, but not all breast lumps are indicative of cancer. Here’s an overview of breast lump surgery, treatment options, and potential causes:

Treatment Options: The treatment of a breast lump depends on various factors, including the type of lump (benign or malignant), its size, location, and individual health considerations. Here are the common treatment options:

  1. Clinical Examination and Imaging: When a breast lump is discovered, a healthcare provider will typically perform a clinical breast examination and may recommend imaging tests such as mammography, ultrasound, or MRI to assess the lump’s characteristics.
  2. Biopsy: If the lump is suspicious or cannot be definitively diagnosed through imaging alone, a biopsy may be performed. A biopsy involves removing a small sample of tissue from the lump for laboratory analysis. This helps determine whether the lump is benign or malignant.
  3. Surgery: If the lump is determined to be benign, surgical removal may not be necessary unless it’s causing discomfort or cosmetic concerns. However, if the lump is cancerous, surgery is usually recommended. The type of surgery will depend on the size of the lump, its location, and the stage of cancer. Surgical options include lumpectomy (removal of the lump and a small amount of surrounding tissue) or mastectomy (removal of the entire breast).
  4. Radiation and Chemotherapy: In cases of malignant breast lumps, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, or hormone therapy may be recommended as part of the treatment plan to target any remaining cancer cells and prevent recurrence.

Causes: Breast lumps can have various causes, ranging from benign conditions to cancerous tumors. Common causes include:

  1. Fibrocystic Changes: These are common non-cancerous changes in breast tissue that can lead to the formation of lumps or cysts. They often fluctuate in size and tenderness with the menstrual cycle.
  2. Fibroadenomas: These are benign tumors that can develop in the breast tissue. They are usually smooth, round, and movable, and they may be more common in younger women.
  3. Cysts: Fluid-filled sacs can form in the breast tissue, causing lumps that can be painful or tender. Cysts are often related to hormonal changes and may come and go.
  4. Lipomas: Benign fatty tumors can form in the breast tissue, causing lumps that are soft and movable.
  5. Infections: Infections in the breast tissue can lead to the formation of painful lumps. This condition is known as mastitis and can occur during breastfeeding or due to other causes.
  6. Breast Cancer: Malignant tumors can develop in the breast tissue, leading to the formation of lumps that may feel hard, irregular, or fixed in place. Breast cancer is more likely to occur in older women but can affect people of any age.

It’s important to have any breast lump evaluated by a healthcare professional, as early detection and proper diagnosis are key to successful treatment. If you notice a lump in your breast, don’t hesitate to seek medical attention for a proper assessment and appropriate management.

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