What is a breast cyst?
Breast cysts are sacs filled with fluid that occur in the breast. They are more common in younger women.
How are breast cysts diagnosed?
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If you find a lump in your breast, you should consult with a specialist. At the Johns Hopkins Breast Center, our breast cancer specialists are sensitive to the anxiety a possible diagnosis of breast cancer creates for our patients. Therefore, we offer women with a breast abnormality quick access to appointments with a specialist.
The following tests may be performed:
What is the treatment for breast cysts?
Breast cysts may require treatment if they are large or causing pain. Treatment consists of a fine needle aspiration of the cyst.