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7 benign conditions that could explain your shooting breast pain

Regardless of your age or lifestyle, you are more than likely to experience breast pain at some point in your life. ‘Mastalgia’ (the technical name for breast pain) is more common than you might think, it is estimated to affect 70% of women. Pain can vary in intensity, from mild to severe. But how do you determine if you have ‘shooting pain’ specifically? It can be recognized as a sudden, piercing, and painful sensation, usually lasting a few seconds or less.

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Breast care basics: a guide to non-cancerous lumps

Finding a breast lump can be unnerving as often we jump to conclusions and worry that it could be breast cancer. Even though, in the last 40 years, breast cancer survival in the UK at ten years or more from diagnosis has increased from 40% to 78%, breast cancer is still seen as a life-threatening disease.¹

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Common causes of painful breast lumps that aren’t cancer

If you find a lump in your breast you may experience a whole range of emotions, including shock, concern and fear. All of these feelings are completely normal and reasonable, but it’s important to understand that breast lumps are not rare, and in the majority of cases are not serious. In fact, evidence has shown that in 80 – 90% of all cases, breast lumps are benign, which means that they are not cancerous.¹

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Do I need a biopsy? Choosing the right treatment for fibroadenoma

Being diagnosed with a breast condition can be traumatic for anyone, especially if you have never even heard of the condition before. If you have been diagnosed with a fibroadenoma, you are probably keen to find out more about the condition and what your options are for treatment. You might not even know if you need treatment or if you actually want it. In light of this we’ve compiled all the necessary information you need to soothe your mind.

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I have a benign tumour, what are my treatment options?

We understand that the diagnosis of any breast condition can be a worrying and traumatic time for anyone. Finding a benign tumour can be a scary thing especially if you do not know your options and are left fearing the unknown. We’ve gathered together some of the available options for women who have been diagnosed with a benign breast tumour, giving you all the information you need to make an informed choice.

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Making the choice to have breast biopsy

Breast lumps are very common and are often due to changes in your body that occur during puberty, pregnancy, the menopause, menstrual cycle or when taking birth control pills. It is important that you are familiar with your breasts and check them regularly, so if a lump does develop, you are able to easily identify and acknowledge the irregularity. Although finding a lump in your breast and the thought of a biopsy may be worrying at first, it is worth knowing that 80% of women who undergo a biopsy do not have breast cancer.¹

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Should I have my benign breast cyst removed?

Discovering a breast cyst can be a worrying and stressful time. You might find yourself becoming concerned about cancer and have plenty of questions about the best way to deal with your cyst. Clear information can help both in making the right individual decision on how to manage the cyst and will help reassure you that, whilst it is important to seek help for breast lumps and to be breast aware, a breast cyst can be effectively monitored and treated.

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What happens after your breast biopsy: results and long-term care

If you have found a breast lump through self examination, or have been told by a doctor that you have a shadow on your routine mammography screening you may require a breast biopsy. Of course, further tests such as a second mammogram or a breast ultrasound (imaging tests) will be carried out to fully discover the extent of your condition. However, if any of these tests show that the structure or appearance of the breast lump could potentially be cancerous, a biopsy will be requested to confirm whether or not there are cancerous cells.

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Find out how the vacuum assisted biopsy is done

Guided with ultrasound

Guided by stereotactic

Guided with MRI

Ontdek hoe de biopsie met vacuüm is uitgevoerd

Guided with ultrasound

تعرف على كيفية إجراء الخزعة بواسطة التفريغ الهوائي

الموجهة بالموجات فوق الصوتيه

Découvrez comment est réalisée la biopsie assistée par le vide

Guidé par ultrasons

Guidé par stéréotaxie

Guidé avec résonance

Ανακαλύψτε τον τρόπο εκτέλεσης της βιοψίας υπό αναρρόφηση

Οδηγείται με υπερήχους

Καθοδηγούμενη από στερεοτακτική

Καθοδηγούμενη με συντονισμό

Descubre cómo se realiza la biopsia asistida por vacío

Guiada con ecografía

Guiada por estereotaxia

Guiada con resonancia

Scopri come si esegue la biopsia vuoto-assistita




Upptäck hur vakuumassisterad biopsi utförs

Ledd med Ultrajud

Ledd med Stereotaxi

Ledd med MRI