Canadian Cancer Society logo

Breast cancer

You are here: 

Benign tumours of the breast

A benign tumour of the breast is a non-cancerous growth that does not spread (metastasize) to other parts of the body and is not usually life-threatening.

  • intraductal papilloma
  • phylloides tumours
  • rare benign tumours
    • lipoma
    • hemangioma
    • hamartoma
    • adenoma
    • neurofibroma
    • granular cell tumour


Marj and Chloe Poirier If it were not for the Society, I’m not sure how we could have managed.

Read Chloe's story

Volunteers provide comfort and kindness

Illustration of volunteers

Thousands of Canadian Cancer Society volunteers work in regional cancer centres, lodges and community hospitals to support people receiving treatment.

Learn more