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Benign Breast Conditions

Being breast aware means that you know how your breasts normally look and feel. It also means being aware of signs and symptoms of unusual breast changes.

There are a number of benignBenign:
Not cancerous. This is also referred to as non-malignant.
(noncancerous) conditions that can affect the breast. Many of the symptoms of benign breast conditions are similar to those of breast cancer. However, the most common breast symptoms are likely to be caused by benign conditions.

In this section, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation provides you with information about signs and symptoms of benign breast conditions and encourages to you speak with a health care provider if you see or feel any unusual breast changes.   

Signs and symptoms to look for:

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation encourages women and men to be breast aware: know how your breasts normally look and feel, know what changes to look for, and discuss any unusual breast changes with a health care provider.