What Are Fibrosis and Simple Cysts?
Not All Breast Lumps Are Cancerous
It’s only normal for a person who finds a lump in their breast to worry about having cancer. It’s only a matter of time before questions start to flood their minds: “Is this cancer? What happens if it is? What do I do?”
However, most of the time, these lumps are benign or non-cancerous and they’ll simply disappear without treatment.
Nevertheless, if you’ve found a lump in your breast area, it’s still important that you talk to your healthcare provider about it and get it tested. The only way that these breast conditions can be managed is if you get appropriate advice from a qualified healthcare professional.
Some non-cancerous breast lumps are painful while others are not. Sometimes they may just be as simple as fibrocystic changes in the breast that are benign.
Non-cancerous Breast Conditions: Fibrocystic Breast Changes
Fibrosis in the breast is a condition in which scar-like excess tissue is detected in the breast area. It manifests as cysts, those fluid-filled sacs that form on the breast tissue and cause the tissue to stretch and hurt. Fibrocystic breast changes can make the breast feel firm, lumpy, and rubbery. Sometimes, women may feel pain or discomfort around the outer breast area.
Fibrosis can mimic the symptoms associated with breast cancer, which is why most women tend to panic upon discovering lumps on their breasts. Fibrocystic breast changes can produce the following symptoms:
- Changes in one or both breasts;
- Pain or discomfort especially during a woman’s period;
- Discharge (clear or cloudy) from nipples (for non-nursing mothers); and
- Lumps on the breast.
For some, the lumps on their breasts may feel firm, which can cause them to worry that they might have breast cancer.
If you have these breast lumps and you want to find out if they’re benign or not, you need to visit your doctor, who may recommend that you undergo an ultrasound test. That test will confirm if the lumps on your breasts are composed of simple cysts (fluid-filled sacs) or complex cysts (a combination of solid and liquid components). If they’re the latter, a biopsy may be performed to determine if the lumps are cancerous or not.
Treatment for Fibrocystic Breast Changes
Fibrocystic breast changes usually go away without treatment. However, if they’re causing you too much discomfort or pain, the cysts will have to be drained. Although this will provide you temporary relief from pain, the cysts might form again and become bigger. In such a case, surgery may be needed to remove the growing cysts.
To alleviate the discomfort due to fibrocystic changes, some patients use supportive bras and hot compresses. Others take pain relievers. Although simple breast cysts aren’t usually much of a concern, they should still be monitored closely.
Want to Help Uninsured Breast Cancer Patients in Your Community?
While some women can breathe a sigh of relief after finding out that what they have are only benign breast lumps, others are not so lucky. These are the women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Sadly, some of these women are uninsured and have little resources to pay for costly breast cancer treatments. Some of these women are residents of your community.
The good news is that you can help bail them out of trouble. All you need to do is to hand over your old and unwanted vehicle to us at Breast Cancer Car Donations.
We will use your donation to raise the money that our nonprofit partners need so they can serve more destitute breast cancer patients. These nonprofits provide their beneficiaries with comprehensive breast health services, which include giving deserving breast cancer patients easy access to medical facilities where they can undergo the full range of treatment options.
These charities also provide breast cancer survivors with follow-up care. Other beneficiaries get to receive free breast cancer screening and prevention and education services.
As our way of saying “thank you,” we’ll pick up your vehicle for free vehicle wherever it is located in the country.
Since our partners are IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, your donation will also entitle you to receive the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season.
Even more precious than these material rewards, you’ll find awesome satisfaction in knowing that your donation will be used to help save lives.
You can donate almost any type of vehicle, including your deceased relative’s truck or your granddad’s ancient motorized wheelchair. The vehicle you’re donating doesn’t need to be in good condition. In many cases, we accept even vehicles that are no longer running.
For more information about our donation program, including our quick and convenient donation process, feel free to visit our FAQs page. Give us a call at 866-540-5069 or contact us here if you have any inquiries or concerns.
Help Fight Breast Cancer Today!
Are you ready to give new hopes to the struggling breast cancer patients in your community? Your car donation can help them win their battle against the Big C. Call Breast Cancer Car Donations at 866-540-5069 or fill out our online donation form now!