Independientemente de su edad o estilo de vida, es más que probable que experimente dolor de senos en algún momento de su vida. 'Mastalgia' (el nombre técnico para el dolor de los senos) es más común de lo que piensas, se estima que afecta al 70% de las mujeres. 1 El dolor puede variar en intensidad, de leve a intenso. Pero, ¿cómo se determina si tiene 'dolor punzante' específicamente? Se puede reconocer como una sensación repentina, penetrante y dolorosa, que generalmente dura unos segundos o menos.
Finding a breast lump can be unnerving as often we jump to conclusions and worry that it could be breast cancer. Breast cancer is still often seen as a life threatening disease despite the fact that breast cancer survival in the UK has doubled in the last 40 years from 40% to 78% 10 years or more survival.1
If you find a lump in your breast you may experience a whole range of emotions, including shock, concern and fear. All of these feelings are completely normal and reasonable, but it’s important to understand that breast lumps are not rare, and in the majority of cases are not serious. In fact, evidence has shown that in 80 - 90% of all cases, breast lumps are benign, which means that they are not cancerous1.
Being diagnosed with a breast condition can be traumatic for anyone, especially if you have never even heard of the condition before. If you have been diagnosed with a fibroadenoma, you are probably keen to find out more about the condition and what your options are for treatment. You might not even know if you need treatment or if you actually want it. In light of this we’ve compiled all the necessary information you need to soothe your mind.
Fibrocystic conditions are relatively common. It is estimated that 90 per cent of women have fibrocystic changes in their breast tissues, and that up to 50 per cent show the typical clinical signs and symptoms associated with these abnormalities.3
We understand that the diagnosis of any breast condition can be a worrying and traumatic time for anyone. Finding a benign tumour can be a scary thing especially if you do not know your options and are left fearing the unknown. We’ve gathered together some of the available options for women who have been diagnosed with a benign breast tumour, giving you all the information you need to make an informed choice.
Breast lumps are very common and are often down to changes in your body that occur during puberty, pregnancy, the menopause, menstrual cycle or when taking birth control pills. It is important that you are familiar with your breasts and check them regularly, so if a lump does develop, you are able to easily identify and acknowledge the irregularity. Although finding a lump in your breast and the thought of a biopsy may be worrying at first, it is worth knowing that 80% of women who undergo a biopsy do not have breast cancer.1
Discovering a breast cyst can be a worrying and stressful time. You might find yourself becoming concerned about cancer and have plenty of questions about the best way to deal with your cyst. Clear information can help both in making the right individual decision on how to manage the cyst and will help reassure you that, whilst it is important to seek help for breast lumps and to be breast aware, a breast cyst can be effectively monitored and treated.
If you have found a breast lump through self examination, or have been told by a doctor that you have a shadow on your routine mammography screening you may require a breast biopsy. Of course, further tests such as a second mammogram or a breast ultrasound (imaging tests) will be carried out to fully discover the extent of your condition. However, if any of these tests show that the structure or appearance of the breast lump could potentially be cancerous, a biopsy will be requested to confirm whether or not there are cancerous cells.