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What Do Lumps in My Breast Mean?
Many conditions can cause lumps in the breast, including cancer. Yet, most breast lumps are actually caused by other medical conditions. The two most common causes of breast lumps are fibrocystic breast condition and cysts. Fibrocystic condition causes noncancerous changes in the breast that can make them lumpy, tender and sore. Cysts are small fluid-filled sacs that can also develop in the breast.
The United States Preventive Services Task Forceexternal icon (USPSTF) is an organization of doctors and disease experts who rely on research to prevent diseases, and make recommendations on how health experts can help patients avoid diseases or detect them early.
The USPSTFexternal icon recommends that women ages 50 to 74-years-old and at average risk for breast cancer get a mammogram every two years. Women ages 40 to 49-years-old should talk to their doctor or other health care professional about when to start and how often to get a mammogram.
How to Lower Your Risk.
Many factors over the course of a lifetime can influence your breast cancer risk. You can’t change some factors, such as getting older or your family history; however, you can help lower your risk of breast cancer by taking care of your health in the following ways:
- If you are taking, or have been told to take hormone replacement therapyexternal icon or oral contraceptivesexternal icon (birth control pills), ask your doctor about the risks and find out if it is right for you.
- Breastfeed your children, if possible.
- If you have a family history of breast cancer or inherited changes in your BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, talk to your doctor about other ways to lower your risk.
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