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Benign Breast Tumor Overview

Another name for Benign Breast Tumor is Benign Breast Disease.

What is benign breast disease?
Benign breast disease is a term that describes a large class of breast ailments that can cause breast lumps or breast pain, but are not breast cancer. Common types of benign breast disease include breast calcifications, fibrocystic breast disease, breast fibroadenoma, mastitis, and intraductal papilloma.

What are the symptoms of benign breast disease?
Common symptoms of benign breast disease include breast lumps, breast pain, and nipple discharge.

How does the doctor treat benign breast disease?
Treatment for benign breast disease depends on the underlying cause. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications may be used for pain control. Minor breast surgery may be performed to remove a breast lump and test it for cancer.

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Last Updated: May 16, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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