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Atypical cells are not cancerous, but will increase a patient's risk for developing cancer in their lifetime. Atypical ductal hyperplasia, also known as ADH, involves the ducts of the breast tissue and atypicallobular hyperplasia, also known as ALH, involves the lobules of the breast tissue.
A breast lump is a mass that develops in the breast. Breast lumps vary in size and texture and may cause pain. Some are not found until a physical or imaging exam. Most breast lumps are benign (non-cancerous). All breast masses need to be evaluated by a physician.
Calcification scan represent tissue that is benign, atypical, or malignant. If calcification appear suspicious on diagnostic imaging, a biopsy will be needed. All calcifications need diagnostic imagine for further work up.
Fibroadenoma is the most common type of benign breast tumor, and most don't increase your risk of breast cancer. Although women of any age can develop fibroadenomas, they usually occur in younger, premenopausal women. A fibroadenoma typically has a well-defined round or oval shape and a rubbery-feeling and is painless.
An abnormal lesion of the breast which develops from epithelial cells and stromal tissue (connective tissue); needs excision.
Breast calcifications are small calcium deposits that develop in a woman's breast tissue. They are very common and are usually benign (noncancerous). Microcalcifications are small calcium deposits that look like white specks on a mammogram.
An intraductal papilloma is a small, benign tumor that forms in a milk duct in the breast. These tumors are made of gland and fibrous tissue as well as blood vessels. They most commonly occur in women between ages 35 and 55. Common symptoms that may be associated with Papilloma include nipple discharge, mass, or atypical cells. If a mass is found, it may need excision. There are no known risk factors for papilloma.
Phyllodes are rare tumor of the breast which develops from the stromal tissue (connective tissue). There are three subtypes: benign, borderline, and malignant. All need excision with clear margins. Radiation therapy may be offered for borderline and malignant subtypes.