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1 Understanding breast changes UHN For women Read this resource to learn: Parts of your breast Types of breast changes What follow up appointments you may need Breast Imaging Department Princess Margaret Cancer Centre 3rd floor, room University Avenue Toronto, ON M5G 2M9 Phone: extension 2988 Please visit the UHN Patient Education website for more health information: University Health Network. All rights reserved. This information is to be used for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please consult your health care provider for advice about a specific medical condition. A single copy of these materials may be reprinted for non-commercial personal use only. Author: Breast Clinic Created: 08/2013 Form: D-5969

2 Parts of your breast 1

3 Types of breast change What are breast changes? Many breast changes are changes in how your breast or nipple looks or feels. Breast changes are very common. Most breast changes are not cancer. Some common signs of a breast change are: 1. A lump (mass) or a firm feeling 2. Nipple discharge or changes 3. Skin changes If you have these or other breast changes, talk with your health care provider. Always get breast changes checked as soon as possible. Are there different kinds of breast changes? There are 4 different types of breast changes. They affect you in different ways. They are: 1. Not cancer and do not increase your risk of cancer 2. Not cancer but increase your risk of cancer 3. Not cancer but may become cancer 4. Breast cancer Read each section below to learn about more about each type. 2

4 1. Not cancer and do not increase your risk of cancer There are 9 common breast changes in this list. None of these breast changes are cancer. They also do not increase your risk of getting cancer. Adenosis Cysts Fat necrosis and oil cysts Simple fibroadenomas Solitary intraductal papilloma Granular cell tumours Mastitis Duct ectasia or mammary duct ectasia Some less common breast changes are: Lipomas Hamartomas Hemangiomas Hematomas Neurofibromas Read the section below to learn about each common type. Adenosis Small round lumps, lumpiness, or you may not feel anything at all Enlarged breast lobules You may need a core biopsy or a surgical biopsy. This will help the doctors make sure it is an adenosis. 3

5 Cysts Fluid-filled sacs within the breast There may be one or more in one or both breasts May be painful just before your menstrual period begins You may be able to feel them Most common in women 35 to 50 years old Cysts may be watched by your doctor over time. Sometimes, they go away on their own. Ultrasound can show if the lump is solid or filled with fluid. Fine needle aspiration may be used to remove fluid from the cyst. Fat necrosis and oil cysts Formed by damaged fatty tissue Round, firm lumps that usually do not hurt May appear after an injury to the breast, surgery, or radiation therapy Skin around the lump may look red, bruised, or dimpled You may need a biopsy. It will help the doctor make sure it is a fat necrosis, not cancer. The doctor may also remove the lump during the biopsy. These do not usually need treatment. 4

6 Simple fibroadenomas Hard, round lumps Made up of stromal (connective) and gland (lobule and duct) breast tissue Move around easily and usually do not hurt Often found by the woman Appear on a mammogram as smooth, round lumps with clearly defined edges The most common benign breast tumors Common in women under 30 years old You may need a biopsy. It will help the doctor make sure it is a fibroadenoma, not cancer. Your doctor may watch the lumps over time. Sometimes they may go away on their own. They may need to be removed. Your doctor will likely use an ultrasound-guided cryoablation or an excisional biopsy. Solitary intraductal papilloma A single wart-like growth inside the milk duct, usually close to the nipple May cause pain and a lump May cause clear, sticky, or bloody discharge Most common in women 35 to 55 years old 5

7 You may need a galactogram and a biopsy to diagnose the growth. During a galactogram, dye is injected into the breast ducts before a mammogram. This gives the doctor a clear picture of your ducts. You may also need a surgery to remove it. Granular cell tumors Tumours that start in primitive (early) nerve cells Feels like a firm lump you can move Often ½ inch to 1 inch across Most often found in the skin or mouth Not very common You may need a fine need or core needle biopsy. Mastitis Breast infection Causes swelling in the breast Area may be painful, red, warm Most common in breast-feeding women You may need antibiotics. If there is an abscess full of pus, it may need to be drained. This can be done by surgery or by using an ultrasound-guided needle. These symptoms are almost the same as inflammatory breast cancer. If antibiotics do not work, you may need a biopsy. 6

8 Duct ectasia or mammary duct ectasia Breast ducts widen and walls thicken May feel like a hard lump Causes fluid build-up in the breast Thick, sticky green or black discharge Nipple and breast may be red and tender Nipple may be pulled inward Common for women between 40 to 60 years old You may not need any treatment. The doctor may recommend antibiotics and warm compresses. If symptoms do not go away, the duct may be removed. 7

9 2. Not cancer but increase your risk of cancer There are 7 common breast changes in this list. None of these breast changes are cancer. But, they increase your risk of getting cancer. Usual hyperplasia Sclerosing adenosis Complex fibroadenomas Phyllodes tumours Multiple papillomas Radial scars or complex sclerosing lesions Read the section below to learn about each type. Usual hyperplasia An overgrowth of cells that line the ducts or lobules Cells are arranged in a normal way You may need frequent breast exams and yearly mammograms. You may also need a breast MRI. Sclerosing adenosis Enlarged breast lobules Small round lumps, lumpiness, or you may not feel anything at all Scar-like fibrous tissue makes it different from adenosis You may need a core biopsy or a surgical biopsy. This will help doctors make sure it is sclerosing adenosis. 8

10 Complex fibroadenomas Hard, round lumps Made up of stromal (connective) and gland (lobule and duct) breast tissue. They are also linked to macrocysts, sclerosing adenosis, calcifications, or apocrine changes. Move around easily and usually don't hurt Often found by the woman Appear on a mammogram as smooth, round lumps with clearly defined edges Common in women 20 to 30 years old Most fibroadenomas do not increase your risk of breast cancer. However, complex fibroadenomas do slightly increase your risk. You may need a biopsy. This will help doctors make sure it is a fibroadenoma. Your doctor will watch these lumps over time. Some go away on their own. Sometimes, fibroadenomas may also need to be removed. Your doctors may use an ultrasound-guided cryoablation or an excisional biopsy. 9

11 Phyllodes tumors Hard, round lumps Made up of stromal (connective) and gland (lobule and duct) breast tissue Sometimes, they may be painful Grows quickly, in rare cases may be cancer and will spread to other areas Most common in women in their 30s and 40s These will need to be removed by surgery. About 1 cm to 2 cm of normal breast tissue will also be removed around it. This prevents it from growing back. Multiple papillomas More than 1 wart-like growth inside the milk duct, usually close to the nipple May cause pain and a lump May cause clear, sticky, or bloody discharge Most common in women 35 to 55 years old You may need a biopsy. It will help diagnose the growth. It may also be remove at the same time. 10

12 Radial scars or complex sclerosing lesions Breast tissue that looks like scars Do not cause any symptoms If it is large, it looks like cancer on a mammogram or in a biopsy You will need regular follow-ups with your doctor. Some doctors may recommend removing it. This is because it slightly increases your chance of getting breast cancer. 3. Not cancer but may become cancer There are 2 common breast changes in this list. None of these breast changes are cancer. But, they may become cancer. Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS) Atypical Hyperplasia Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS) Abnormal cells in the lining of a breast duct Unlike cancer cells that can spread, these abnormal cells have not spread outside the breast duct. This breast change is also called noninvasive cancer or Stage 0 breast carcinoma in situ. 11

13 Doctors do not know which cases of DCIS may become invasive breast cancer. That is why you will need treatment. Treatment choices include: Lumpectomy - During this surgery, the DCIS is removed. Some normal tissue is also removed around it. You will likely have radiation therapy after surgery. Mastectomy During this surgery, the whole breast is removed. Tamoxifen You may need to take this medicine. You may take it after surgery to lower the chance that DCIS will come back. You may also take it help prevent DCIS from becoming breast cancer. Atypical hyperplasia An overgrowth of cells that line the ducts or lobules Cells are distorted on how they are arranged You may need frequent breast exams and yearly mammograms. You may also need a breast MRI. Treatment includes Tamoxifen (for all women) and Raloxifene (for postmenopausal women). 12

14 4. Breast cancer Cancer cells found in the breast, with a biopsy A lump in or near your breast or under your arm Thick or firm tissue in or near your breast or under your arm A change in the size or shape of your breast A nipple that's turned inward (inverted) into the breast Skin on your breast that is itchy, red, scaly, dimpled, or puckered Nipple discharge that is not breast milk Treatment depends on the extent or stage of cancer. You will need more tests. This will help the doctors find out if the cancer has spread to others parts of your body. Treatment may include: Surgery Chemotherapy Radiation therapy Hormonal therapy Biological therapy Clinical trials may be an option for you. Talk with your doctor to learn more. 13

15 Where can I get more information about breast changes? For more information, talk to your doctor or visit: National Cancer Institute Breast Cancer American Cancer Society Non-cancerous breast conditions Patient and Family Library Main atrium, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Phone: extension 5383 Website: The Patient and Family Library offers trusted information about: cancer cancer treatment and care support organizations and services much more Here you will find computer stations, books, brochures, DVDs, audio books, electronic books and CDs. Trained staff and volunteers can help with your questions and help you to find the information and resources you need. 14

16 Adapted with permission from: National Cancer Institute. Understanding breast changes. February, Available at: Accessed June 1,

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