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can cancerous lumps move

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Simpkins
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Usually not: Cancerous lumps are usually not painful unless they are sitting on a nerve or a bone.

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Usually they keep gr: Cancer is typically progresive in growth, regressions are extemely rare but it can happen once in a while. Mostly it just keeps getting bigger and the ... Read More
Dr. Susan Wingo
33 years experience Endocrinology
Not usually: However, some fast-growing cancers can grow so fast that there isn't enough blood flow to them and parts of the tumor die off due to lack of blood flo ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Here are some: Cancerous lumps are usually painless untill they get quite large and start growing into skin or deeper strutures. The lumps are usually hard and do no ... Read More
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
Not easy to say: Tumors, be it benign or malignant, are often painless so i'm not sure you can tell without a biopsy. If a lump grows very fast or develops smaller no ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
35 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Variable: Usually cancerous lumps like in the breast are hard and don't move well. Benign ones are usually softer, moveable, and can be tender. No way to tell ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Anyone of them: Growth from a tumor can affect any part of the testicle. So you should have a general feel of the size of your testicles and go around all sides look ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Have it checked out: Any lump bigger than one inch should be checked by your doctor especially if it is painless and steadily growing in size. If it is hard and growing, i ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
44 years experience Pathology
Low probability: Tender, red or painful lumps in the head and neck region most often represent inflammatory lesions like abscess or inflamed cyst or hair follicle etc. ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Multiple possible: Hi. If you have a genetic risk for breast cancer (e.g., one of the BRCA gene mutations, and other genes too), multifocal breast cancer is more likely ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
28 years experience Radiation Oncology
Not necessarily: Odds are this is b9: sebaceous cyst, mastoiditis or swollen lymph node. Slow or imperceptible growth can occur with cancer. Pain doesn't always mean c ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
22 years experience Radiation Oncology
No: From an oncologic point of view i agree that bilateral white discharge is not of clinical concern. Routine mammography and physical exams or work up i ... Read More
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