What To Think About
Most breast lumps are not cancer. But the chance of having a cancerous breast lump is higher after menopause than before menopause.
Some lumpiness of breast tissue is normal. The fibrous tissue in the breast often feels lumpy or bumpy, especially before your menstrual period. This lumpiness (fibrocystic change) is so common in women that doctors now think it is a normal change. These changes usually go away after Reference menopause Opens New Window, but they also may be found in women who are taking Reference hormone therapy Opens New Window following menopause.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference March 29, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference C. Dale Mercer, MD, FRCSC, FACS - General Surgery