Monitoring Non-Cancerous Breast Concerns
Benign Breast Conditions
Benign breast lumps in women are common. Up to half of all women will experience fibrocystic changes that cause noncancerous breast lumps at some point in their lives. Fluctuating hormone levels often cause these breast tissue changes.
The Benign Breast Clinic at Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center diagnoses and treats patients who have experienced breast changes, breast pain, or recently had a biopsy revealed a benign or precancerous lesion.
Signs and Symptoms
A Comprehensive Approach
The clinic is led by our breast surgery Advanced Practice Providers who have special training in breast health and oncology. They work closely with our board-certified breast surgeons and breast radiologists to offer you the most current technology and treatment available for any breast condition. In cases where cancer is found, the clinic connects you to breast cancer services at the Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Breast Concerns Often Addressed
- Abnormal mammograms, ultrasounds or MRIs or other breast-imaging tests
- Breast lumps
- Breast cysts
- Breast pain
- Breast injury
- Nipple discharge
- Redness or scaling of the nipple
- Breast changes, including in the size or shape
- Males with abnormal breast enlargement and breast pain
- Patients with inconclusive breast imaging or clinical findings
- Benign phyllodes tumors
- Breast infections
- Fat necrosis
- Intraductal papilloma
- Lobular carcinoma in-situ (LCIS)
- Radial scars
- Sclerosing adenosis
We also provide a comprehensive breast cancer risk assessment. If you have an elevated lifetime risk of developing breast cancer you may also be referred to the High Risk Breast Screening and Prevention Clinic for long-term high risk surveillance.