What is it?

Benign breast neoplasms are unusual growth or changes in the breast tissue that are not cancerous. Benign breast neoplasms are very common. In some cases, benign breast neoplasms increase the risk for breast cancer, but not in all of the cases.

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Additional names

This group contains additional names:
- Fibroadenoma
- Papilloma of breast

Signs & symptoms

Benign breast neoplasms can mimic breast cancer and include a growth or lump, pain, swelling, tenderness, skin irritation, redness or scaling on the nipple, nipple pain or retraction, discharge from the nipple.


Diagnosis of benign breast neoplasms is by physical examination and medical history as well as imaging tests such as mammography and US. Sometimes, a breast MRI may be done. Nipple discharge analysis may be used in cases of abnormal nipple discharge. Biopsy of breast tissue gives the final diagnosis.


Usually, benign breast neoplasms do not require any treatment. Sometimes the patients stay on close monitoring for a few months or years.

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