hi. i'm marjorie 17 years old. i have a question, i have a lumps in my right breast i've already take ultasound and they found out that i have a solid nodule they called it "benign" they said that its not so dangerous but i want to know why is it come to me? the ob said that in my age they don't think is it so risky.we have no breast cancer in my family history. thanks for response :)
Being only 17 you haven't lived much of a life to cause damage through environmental choices -like as bad diet and smoking. So that means that the cause might be all up to genetics. Sometimes it's really hard to know why things happen to us and bad things are always worse. The question often comes to mind "what did I do to deserve this" the answer is nothing. Sometimes it just happens. The answer to why is really left between you and your chosen deity.
Now what you need to do is make sure that this doesn't increase your risk of breast cancer. You need to be diligent with monthly self breast exams and learn about symptoms and signs. Know that even if it does make you more likely to get breast cancer than someone of similar age and background that doesn't mean you will. But, even if god forbid you do, keeping up with the symptoms will prevent it from growing out of control.
What you have sounds like a Fibroadenoma which is a benign (non cancerous) tumor.It is found mainly in young women who are in the age group of 15 to 30,but it can occur also in older women.The size of these lumps is known to increase during the menstrual cycle and pregnancy. Sometimes they can even shrink or disappear on their own.
The causes of Fibroadenoma are not entirely understood, it is believed that this condition is associated with an increased sensitivity to the hormone estrogen that is present in women during their reproductive years Consuming less caffeine-based products like chocolate,coffee,colas,is advisable because limiting them, can sometimes help shrink the lump.
A fibroadenoma is usually left alone in very young women,but if it enlarges too much or causes too much pain the doctor could surgically remove it.
Just keep doing your SBE, each month one week after the start of your menstrual cycle, to check for changes.Also it's important to visit your doctor regularly to make sure that there are no changes in the size of the lump.
Please don't worry... these kind of benign tumors do not cause any kind of life threatening situations particularly at your young age..
Take care and best wishes....
It might be a cyst. Cysts are common when there is a deficiency in iodine. I am surprised your doctor did not tell you to take iodine supplements. A deficiency often results in cysts and, among older women, breast cancer. I take Lugol's solution (potassium iodide). If you can find the 5%, take two drops a week, on separate days. If you can only find the 2.2%, then double the number of drops. This regimen is standard supplementation. Therapeutic dosages are higher. I stick with the supplemental dosage.
To get more information, go to the internet. There is plenty of information out there on iodine and breast conditions.
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