There are different types of breast lumps. The following descriptions and illustraitons provides some details. If you have any questions, follow-up with your doctor.
Multiple studies have shown that women with mammographically dense breasts are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer and that the upper outer quadrant of the breast is the most frequent site where breast cancer is located. There is no association, according to findings of a study published in BMC Cancer. However, the study did reconfirm that breast cancer was most likely to occur in the upper outer quadrant of the breast in a patient cohort of women.
Gilmore, Mohamad E. The present study is a retrospective review of a prospectively collected institutional cancer registry. We evaluated more than patients to explore the role of primary tumor location in breast cancer prognosis.
PMID: This paper discusses the influence of a para-areolar incision in the upper outer quadrant of the breast on the location of the sentinel lymph node in a canine model. The sentinel lymph node was marked with technetium, which was injected into the subareolar skin of the cranial breast
Context Surgical treatment of breast cancer was challenged over years. Breast conservation is as oncologically safe as mastectomy and gives better cosmetic and psychological outcomes. Aim The aim of our study was to evaluate the oncological and esthetic outcomes of the lazy lateral technique as a new approach for tumor located at the upper outer quadrant near anterior axillary fold.
Breast Cancer in Previously Lactating Women. Arch Med. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Notice: Revised breast cancer screening guidelines issued in November The discovery of a breast lump, whether by chance, a breast self-examor during a clinical breast examcan be stressful for a woman. Because a lump can be a symptom of breast cancer, all persistent breast lumps should be evaluated by a physician. While the American Cancer Society and other organizations no longer recommend that woman perform monthly breast self exams, these organizations suggest that self exams can be performed to help detect changes in the breasts to call to a physician's attention.