The size, feel, and texture of breast lumps can vary differ considerably. The consistency may help a physician to diagnose what kind of a lump it is. Breast cysts A breast cyst is a benign, or noncancerous, fluid-filled sac in the breast. It usually feels smooth and rubbery under the skin. Some breast cysts may be painless, while others are quite painful.
Symptoms and Diagnosis of Phyllodes Tumors of the Breast
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Sign in to receive recommendations Learn more Signs and symptoms of phyllodes tumors The most common symptom of a phyllodes tumor is a breast lump that you or your doctor can feel while examining the breasts. Phyllodes tumors tend to grow quickly, within a period of weeks or months, to a size of cm or sometimes larger. This rapid growth does not automatically mean the phyllodes tumor is malignant; benign tumors can grow quickly, too. If left unchecked, the lump can create a visible bulge as it pushes against the skin. In more advanced cases — whether benign, borderline, or malignant — a phyllodes tumor can cause an ulcer or open wound to form on the breast skin. Diagnosis of phyllodes tumors Like other less common types of breast tumors, phyllodes tumors can be difficult to diagnose because doctors don't encounter them all that often.
These changes are sometimes called fibrocystic changes, and used to be called fibrocystic disease. Areas of fibrosis feel rubbery, firm, or hard to the touch. They are often felt as a round, movable lump, which might also be tender to the touch. Cysts begin when fluid starts to build up inside the breast glands. These can be felt easily and can be as large as 1 or 2 inches across.
Breast reconstruction Cysts are fluid-filled bubbles, similar to blisters, in the breast tissue. Most cysts develop rapidly and then stay the same size. A small number shrink or continue to grow.