Breast Lumps and Pain (cont.)
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When to Seek Medical Care
Call your health care professional as soon as you feel any suspicious lump. You should also consult your doctor if you detect a significant change while doing a monthly breast self-exam.
Breast lumps ideally should be checked about one week after your period starts. Fibrocystic changes in the breast are usually irregular and mobile, and you may find more than one lump. Cancerous tumors are usually hard and firm and do not typically move a great deal.
Call your health care professional if you experience the following:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/4/2015
M Ruby Alvi, MD, CCFP, MHSc
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