Where Are The Lumps Usually Found On The Breast?

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Asked by Sandra

Where Are The Lumps Usually Found On The Breast?

I went for my annual four days ago and nurse found a small lump on breast. The small lump is underneath my breast and she said there was no way I could of felt it. The lump is not stationary, but moves around. What does that mean and where are the lumps usually found on the breast?

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Hi Sandra: Hopefully the nurse is sending you for a mammogram? All new breast lumps, unless they come and go in synch with your period, should be examined and diagnosed. Generally speaking, and this is very general, more breast cancer lumps are found in the upper/outer quadrant than in other locations. Also, generally speaking, breast cancer lumps are fixed in place, not moveable. You may very well have a cyst or a fibroadenoma. But anyway, as I said, I hope you're being scheduled for forther testing. Good luck - PJH

Answered by PJ Hamel