Breast diseases are extremely common in women in the Middle East and worldwide. The female breast is a complex gland which is made up of several types of tissue. The breasts are made up of fibrous connective tissue, fatty tissue, nerves, blood vessels and lymph nodes. Naturally, the breast tissue has a bumpy texture due to which the breasts feel lumpy. Detection of a breast lump always raises a concern of cancer.
For second opinion, quality treatment and improved overall health outcomes, most people travel to Dubai and rely on the highly skilled team of doctors of Al Zahra Cancer Center who provide the suitable breast lump treatment. For breast cancer patients, our healthcare specialists provide cancer care services to help the patient cope with cancer.
How Common are Breast Lumps?
Breast lump, also known as breast masses, is followed by pain and is one of the most common problems amongst women across the globe. About 3 in every 100 women visit their doctor regarding a problem in their breasts. Most breast lumps, about 9 out of 10, are benign (non-cancerous). Depending upon the types, they can vary in the appearance of texture. Most breast lumps are caused by hormonal changes that occur at different times in a woman’s life, such as during the menstrual cycle.
If you feel a lump in your breast, try not to panic or worry. Instead of getting scared, get in touch with board-certified practitioners. Located in Dubai, Al Zahara Hospital is the largest private general hospital that offers breast mass treatment in Dubai as per the international standards. Our hospital has the latest technology and provides advance patient-centered care to all the patients.
Diagnosing A Breast Lump
It is very much important to be aware about how your breasts usually look and feel, so that you can quickly pick up any changes that might occur. See your doctor if you notice a lump in your breast followed by chronic pain or notice breast cancer symptoms.
Types of Breast Lumps
Below are enlisted the types of breast lumps and their symptoms:
Fibroadenosis – Fibroadenosis is a term used to describe a group of benign (non-cancerous) conditions that affect the breast. It is also known as fibrocystic breast disease. It can develop in one or both breasts or can affect just part of one breast. The symptoms include breast pain, breast enlargement, and the lumpiness of the breast particularly just before or during periods. The pain and lumpiness usually disappear after your period.
Fibroadenoma – Fibroadenomas are made up of fibrous and glandular tissue and are smooth, well rounded lump that sometimes develops outside the milk ducts. Milk ducts are the tiny tubes in the breast that carry milk. Also known as “breast mouse,” it has a rubber-like texture and moves easily when touched. A fibroadenoma will sometimes disappear, but it can remain and grow larger, particularly during pregnancy.
Breast Cyst – Breast cysts are very common and normal and are a fluid like a sac that develops within the breast tissue. Cysts vary in size. Some can be very tiny, while others can grow up to several centimetres in diameter. Single or multiple cysts can occur in one or both breasts. Although there are no reported symptoms, yet some women may experience pain if the cyst size increases during the menstrual cycle.
Breast Abscess – Breast abscess is a painful collection of pus that forms under the skin of the breast. It also results in high temperature or above inflammation i.e., redness and swelling. It can also develop in a female even if she is not lactating.
Treating a Breast Lump
In most of the cases, the non-cancerous breast lump does not require any treatment until and unless the lump is too large or painful. Once the cause is diagnosed, our experienced doctor will advise you about the necessary breast lump treatment.
If the doctor during the breast mass treatment happens to suspect cancer, a breast biopsy may be recommended. If cancer is found, treatment usually involves breast surgery and chemotherapy or radiation therapy, depending on the stage of cancer. At Al Zahara Hospital, we apply technological advances to transform cancer treatment.
Although pain is rarely a sign of breast cancer, it’s best to see a provider to be assured.
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