Midsagittal section of breast with cyst and chest wall. SOURCE: Original art
Breast cysts are among the top reasons for women to seek medical advice in North America.
A lump in the breast isn’t always cancer, it may very well be a cyst. A cyst is a fluid filled sac in the breast tissue. A simple ultrasound can determine whether the lump is solid or hollow and fluid filled. Cysts may also change size throughout the menstrual cycle.
Cysts do not turn into cancer and they do not increase the risk of cancer. The only exception would be if there are already other strong indicators of cancer risk such as a strong family history.
Fibrocystic breasts is a term used to describe when the breast tissue is quite dense and there are lumps that can be felt throughout.
Breast lumps can occur at any age, but are more common in middle age.
Acupuncture, massage, moxibustion and herbal remedies are extremely effective for the treatment of mammary gland hyperplasia. After three months of TCM care, the patients with mammary gland hyperplasia showed measurable signs of improvement including reductions in breast lump size and significant relief from breast pain.
- Pain in breast