You find a lump in your breast. You’re concerned, so you call the doctor.
Your doctor examines you and tells you it’s probably nothing to worry about—many women your age find lumps, and this one feels normal.
But you’re still worried.
What do you do?
If you’re postmenopausal, start looking for a new doctor. According to the American Cancer Society, breast lumps in older women are much less common than they are in younger women; any new lump you feel needs to be diagnosed. If your doctor doesn’t know that, s/he’s probably not someone whose opinion you can trust.
And if you’re pre-menopausal?
Give the lump time to disappear
First of all, don’t panic. Wait a week or two, or three. Many women experience breast lumps as part of their regular menstrual cycle. As hormone levels ebb and flow, so does the amount of fluid