A lump in the breast
Another common misconception comes with breast lumps. They are quite common and may appear in certain parts of a woman’s hormonal cycle. Thus, evaluate how does your body behave during menstruation, and you will be able to rule out several breast lumps yourself. However, certain breast lumps are more suspicious than others.
Breast cancer lumps are usually irregular and firm. They feel solid and firmly fixed to the breast tissue. In most cases, they are not tender to the touch, but other women describe painful lumps that turn out to be cancer. They should be differentiated from cysts and fibroadenomas, which are more common than breast cancer, and will be visible through ultrasound and other imaging techniques.