- Are You Dense? Information on dense breast cancer
- Susan G. Komen for the Cure
- Screening Mammograms: Questions and Answers
- Breast self-exams: One way to detect breast cancer
- American Cancer Society
- Imaginis, the Breast Cancer and Women's Health Resource
- National Breast Cancer Coalition
- Y-Me National Breast Cancer Association
- Living Beyond Breast Cancer
- Young Survival Coalition
- National Cancer Institute
- National Women's Health Information Center
Benign Breast Conditions
Not all breast lumps are cancer. In fact, some breast lumps are completely normal which is why it is so important that you learn what is normal for you through monthly breast self exams. Other breast lumps could be one of a number of benign (non-cancerous) breast diseases.
Some of the more common non-cancerous breast diseases include:
- Fibrocystic Disease - The most common kind of breast lump in women under 50
- Cycts - Single or multiple fluid-filled sacs.
- Breast Pain
- Fibroadenomas - Single, solid masses made of fibrous and glandular tissue. They usually move when felt.
- Papillomas - Small, wart-like lumps in the mammary ducts that can cause the nipple to discharge clear or bloody fluid.
If you find something that doesn't feel quite right, it's important to get it checked by a doctor as soon as possible.
Call 337-993-8300 to schedule a mammogram