Benign is used to describe a tumor that is not cancerous while malignant tumors are cancerous.
Not every lump found in a breast is malignant. In fact, most breast lumps are benign, however every breast lump must be evaluated by a doctor.
Mammograms and breast ultrasounds may be used to differentiate between benign and malignant breast lumps. However, a biopsy of the lump is the most definitive way to determine if a breast lump is benign or malignant.
Women must be up to date with their regular breast checks.
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