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What causes benign breast lesions?

Benign breast lesions are lumps in the breast that are non-cancerous. The following conditions may result in a benign breast lesion:

  • Breast cysts
  • Fibroadenomas
  • Fibrocystic breast changes
  • Hyperplasia
  • Intraductal papilloma
  • Mammary duct ectasia
  • Traumatic fat necrosis

Common factors that lead to benign breast lesions include:

  • Breast infections
  • Fibrocystic changes
  • Scar tissue from a breast injury
  • Hormone fluctuations
  • Medications
  • Caffeinated beverages

Should a benign breast tumor be removed?

How long does a fibroadenoma surgery take?

How long is recovery from breast cyst removal?

Can fibroadenomas grow back after removal?

What happens if fibroadenoma is left untreated?

* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

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