Most people link all breast lumps and swellings to breast cancer. However, it is not the case. Breast conditions may be benign or malignant. Some benign conditions increase the risk of breast cancer. Most of the non-cancerous lumps do not require treatment. However, it is essential to consult the doctor for a comprehensive evaluation.
The diagnosis of breast conditions is made through medical examination, evaluation of family history and health history, imaging techniques, and core needle biopsy.
The reasons for benign breast conditions include scar tissue due to injury, breast infection, alteration in breast tissue, use of certain medications, such as hormone replacement therapy and birth control pills, and beverages containing caffeine.