Home > Medical > Breast Health > Non cancerous lumps Non cancerous lumps All sections in Breast » About Breast » Breast Reconstruction » FAQs » Health Tips » Multimedia » Breast News » Nipple Changes » Non-cancerous Lumps » Real-life Story » Surgery and Cancer » Types of early Cancer Fibroadenoma of the breast Fibroadenomas are benign tumours of the breasts, containing fibrous or glandular tissue. They are usually round, firm, painless, several centimetres across. Who gets recurrent breast abscess? Smokers,women aged from 20-40 and women who are diabetics or have other disease that cause them to get infections. Fibroadenoma - treatment and diagnosis How does a doctor diagnose a fibroadenoma, what is the treatment and what usually happens to these lumps? Quiz Cancer: are you at risk? » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz Am I eating to optimise my health? » Subscribe Newsletters » Check your breasts How to do a breast self exam Cysts and how they are diagnosed As women get older, their breasts naturally develop cysts. How are they diagnosed and when should you worry about a cyst? Non-cancerous causes of nipple inversion Cancer must always be excluded as the cause. It can be normal to have inverted nipples and one or both of them may be inverted. Why do we get lumps in our breasts? Many women who worry about breast cancer wonder why we get lumps in our breasts. What is a biopsy? A biopsy is the examination of tissue under a microscope. A core of tissue can be removed using a needle. The lump can also be removed as an ‘excision biopsy’. This means having an operation to actually remove the lump. Sometimes this is the only way of getting the results. What are the causes of nipple discharge? Cancer may be the cause of the nipple discharge and it is important to rule it out. However, in this section, we are discussing non cancerous causes. Breast infections There are many different kinds of breast infections. Breast infections not associated with breast feeding These infections may be around the nipple or may be away from the nipple in the main part of the breast. In general, abscesses may be treated with needle drainage of the pus and antibiotics. Occasionally, this does not get rid of the complete infection and then an operation may be necessary. After this, the infection may get completely better or may go on to form a draining sinus. If this happens, an operation will be necessary to remove the underlying tissue. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.