About Breast lumps
A breast lump is a localized swelling, protuberance, bulge, or bump in the breast that feels different from the breast tissue around it or the breast tissue in the same area of the other breast. There are different reasons why breast lumps develop, and most are not cancerous. Causes include infection, trauma, fibroadenoma, cyst, fat necrosis, or fibrocystic breasts. A person who detects a breast lump should have it evaluated as soon as possible. Breast lumps may develop in both males and females, but they are much more common in females. A breast lump could be a sign of breast cancer. Other possible symptoms of breast cancer include swelling of all or part of a breast, skin irritation or dimpling, breast or nipple pain, nipple retraction (turning inward), redness, scaliness, or thickening of the nipple or breast skin, nipple discharge (other than breast milk).