A benign breast condition refers to a lump, cyst, or nipple discharge fluid of the female or male breast that is not cancerous. There are numerous benign breast conditions. For women, the most common ones are:. These are rare in men. Men do have undeveloped milk ducts.
Cells in the body normally divide reproduce only when new cells are needed. Sometimes, cells in a part of the body grow and divide out of control, which creates a mass of tissue called a tumor. If the cells that are growing out of control are normal cells, the tumor is called benign not cancerous. If, however, the cells that are growing out of control are abnormal and don't function like the body's normal cells, the tumor is called malignant cancerous. Cancers are named after the part of the body from which they originate. Breast cancer originates in the breast tissue. Like other cancers , breast cancer can invade and grow into the tissue surrounding the breast.
NCBI Bookshelf. Geneva: World Health Organization; Those discussed here include breast conditions and other breastfeeding difficulties, twins, a mother separated from her baby, a child with sickness, abnormality or a condition that interferes with suckling, and conditions of the mother. Growth faltering and nonexclusive breastfeeding are discussed in Session 5. The mother feels uncomfortable and her breasts feel heavy, hot and hard.
NORD gratefully acknowledges V. Paget's disease of the breast is a rare form of breast cancer that almost exclusively occurs in women. However, rare cases have been reported in men. Paget's disease of the breast is characterized by inflammatory, "eczema-like" changes of the nipple that may extend to involve the areola, which is the circular, darkened pigmented region of skin surrounding the nipple.