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i have a lump on my right breast. what does it mean?

By Anonymous June 11, 2015 - 2:35pm
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Is it the dreaded cancer. I am scared

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Thanks palmer. Will do just that.

June 12, 2015 - 8:36am

Hi Anon,

Thank you for being a part of the EmpowHER community and sharing your question.

First, take a deep breath and try your best not to jump to conclusions.  Secondly, it's important to note not all breast masses are cancerous.  About (90%) of breast tumors are non-malignant.  However, I realize when you find a lump in your breast it's un-nerving and you want answers immediately. I know trying not to be concerned about cancer is easier said than done from personal experience. 

Do you have any family history that you are aware of?

Common causes of a breast mass include: Infection, injury, non-cancerous growth (cyst) and cancer.  

Here is some additional information:

Can a Breast Lump Not Be Serious?

Breast Lumps in Women

Taking action might help to calm your nerves.  Call and make an appointment to schedule a mammogram and biopsy.  If you've already had your mammogram and are awaiting your biopsy then you're moving in the right direction.

I hope this helps.

Be well,


June 11, 2015 - 3:15pm
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