When a lump appears, fear quickly follows. You want answers. At UVA, you can trust that we'll help you find them. Our breast care experts have the diagnostic experience and high-tech tools to address your worries and risks.
Your Breast Care Team
Learn about the entire team of specialists involved in developing a plan for your treatment and care. View breast cancer transcript.
Is it Breast Cancer?
Breast pain does not always mean breast cancer. Other conditions can cause discomfort, cysts, lumps, tenderness and swelling.
Not all lumps in the breast are cancerous. Some may be fluid-filled cysts or caused by fibrosis, which is scar-like tissue. Such lumps are non-cancerous (benign), but may still cause swelling or pain. You could have:
Having your doctor evaluate 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 a support and treatment team ready 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: