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When should you call your doctor about breast lumps?

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If you notice any breast changes, including a lump you should call your doctor right away to get checked. But don't panic. Most breast lumps are benign, which means they're not cancerous. Benign breast lumps usually have smooth edges and can be moved slightly when you push against them. They are often found in both breasts.

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society.

The Mayo Clinic.

U.S. Preventative Services Task Force.

Reviewed by Louise Chang on February 02, 2019

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society.

The Mayo Clinic.

U.S. Preventative Services Task Force.

Reviewed by Louise Chang on February 02, 2019

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