When a lump appears, fear follows. You want answers. At UVA, you can trust that we'll help you find them. Our breast cancer experts have the vast experience and high-tech tools. We can address your worries and risks.
Breast pain does not always mean breast cancer. Other conditions can cause discomfort, cysts, lumps, tenderness, and swelling.
Not all breast lumps are cancer. Fibrosis, a scar tissue, can cause fluid-filled cysts. Such lumps are non-cancerous (benign), but may still cause swelling or pain. You could have:
Having your doctor test your breast pain can help identify the source of the pain and a path to relief.
Treating Breast Cancer
If you do have breast cancer, you'll find an environment of support. We're here to help with all the challenges and decisions you may face. We're right there with you.
Whatever your breast condition, we care for your whole person, providing care for: