Women’s Health – What You Should Know About chest Lump And Cancer!!!
If you find a chest lump or other change in your chest, you might be worried about chest cancer. That’s understandable — but remember that chest lumps are common and not necessarily cancerous. In fact, for women in their 20s to early 50s, an estimated 90 percent or more of suspicious chest lumps are noncancerous (benign). Still, it’s important to have any chest lump evaluated by a doctor.
How chest tissue normally feels
br**sts contain tissues of varying consistency. The glandular tissue in the upper, outer part of the chest usually feels firm and slightly rope-like, bumpy or lumpy (nodular). The surrounding fat tissue, often felt in the inner and lower parts of the chest, is soft. You might find that chest-related symptoms, such as tenderness or lumpiness, change over the course of your menstrual cycle.
chest tissue also changes as you age, typically becoming more fatty and less dense over time.
When to consult your doctor
Being familiar with your normal chest consistency can help you determine if there’s a change in your br**sts.
1. bosom changes
Consult your doctor if:
You find a chest lump that’s new or unusual
A new chest lump doesn’t go away after your next period
An existing chest lump seems to have changed — it gets bigger, for instance
You notice skin changes on your chest, such as redness, crusting, dimpling or puckering
You notice changes in your bosom — it turns inward (inversion) or appears flatter, for instance
You notice bosom discharge that’s clear, yellow, green, brown or red
What to expect during a clinical chest exam
Evaluation of a chest lump typically begins with a clinical chest exam. During this exam, your doctor will likely:
Ask about any symptoms and your risk factors for chest cancer or benign chest conditions
Examine your br**sts, noting their shape and size
Observe the condition of the skin on your br**sts
Check for bosom problems, such as inversion or discharge
Examine the deeper tissue in your br**sts and armpits for lumps or areas of thickening
If your doctor confirms that you have a chest lump or other area of concern, you’ll likely need testing to determine what’s causing the problem.