Hormone stimulation or injury may cause them to enlarge. The stage and type of breast cancer will influence your treatment options. Previous Section: You might find that breast-related symptoms, such as tenderness or lumpiness, change with your menstrual cycle. Merck Manual Consumer Version.
Growths Adenomas are non-cancerous abnormal growths of the glandular tissue in the breast. Female breast anatomy Show More Show Less. If the breast lump isn't cancerous, your doctor will decide if you need short-term monitoring with clinical breast exams or repeat breast imaging.
This content does not have an Arabic version. The sample is sent to a laboratory for testing. If the breast lump is cancerous, you'll work with your doctor to create a treatment plan. Being familiar with how your breasts normally feel makes it easier to detect when there's a change in your breasts.
If you find a lump. This information does not replace the advice of a doctor. X-rays mammograms are used to produce stereo images — images of the same area from different angles — to determine the exact location for the biopsy. Women close to menopause may have only one growth. Make an appointment.
They can be small or large. Breast tissue also changes as you age, typically becoming fattier and less dense. References Sabel MS. During a stereotactic breast biopsy, your breast will be firmly compressed between two plates.