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Breast lump

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Breast lump

(Science: oncology, surgery) a breast lump that may be benign or cancerous.

Examples of breast lumps include: breast abscess, fat necrosis, fibroadenoma, fibrocystic breast disease and breast cancer. A breast biopsy is the best way to determine the aetiology of a breast lump.

Remember, 80 to 85% of all biopsies are benign.