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Symptoms of breast cancer can include:
If you have any of these symptoms, get them checked by your GP.
Most breast lumps are benign (not cancerous). They’re usually fluid-filled lumps (cysts) or fibroadenomas, which are made up of fibrous and glandular tissue. Benign breast lumps are easy to treat.
If you notice a lump or any unusual changes in your breasts, see your GP. Although most breast lumps are benign, they still need to be checked. If a lump does turn out to be cancer, the earlier it’s treated the more successful treatment is likely to be.
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Content last reviewed: 1 August 2011
Next planned review: 2013
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