How to do a breast check for lumps?
How do you find a lump in your breast? Self-examination is one of the ways to identify lumps in the breast, although, the only way to be certain is to have a breast biopsy. Breast lumps can be described as a bump, bulge, knot or localised swelling in the breast.
What does a breast lump feel like? A breast lump feels like a mass of tissue in the breast which is unlike the surrounding tissue. It could be soft or hard, the margins may be smooth or irregular, but should be able to feel the margin of the lump distinctly as against the rest of the breast tissue.
What does a breast cancer lump feel like? A cancerous lump may feel rounded, soft, and tender and can occur anywhere in the breast. In some cases, the lump can even be painful. Some women also have dense, fibrous breast tissue. Feeling lumps or changes in your breasts may be more difficult if this is the case.
Are all breast lumps cancerous? The vast majority of breast lumps are not cancerous and are referred to as benign. Cancerous breast lumps can prove deadly, however, which is the reason the discovery of a breast lump is worrisome and why it’s important to catch them early.
What you should do if you find a lump in your breast?
What you should do if you find a lump in your breast? If you find a lump or change in your breast, it’s important to see a doctor, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Don’t put off seeing a doctor if you notice a change in your breast or underarm area. If you feel a lump in your breast, try not to panic or worry.
What to do when you find a lump on your breast? If you find a lump in your breast, you should act immediately by calling your doctor to get a proper exam and additional screenings. If you notice a lump or detect a change in one of your breasts, either during a self-exam or by looking in the mirror, it’s time to get it checked out.
When should I worry about the lump in my breast? There is reason to worry when the size of the lump remains similar for a long time and does not show significant changes outside.
How can you tell if a breast lump is serious? Research suggests that lumps are more likely to be serious if you also have changes to your breast, like dimpled skin, unusual nipple discharge, or your nipple turning inward.  If you think you might have a lump, talk to your doctor so you can get treatment right away if you need it.