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Do cancer lumps hurt or are they cysts

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Wait for answer: If you are seeing your doctor tomorrow, you should just wait to see what will be found instead of worrying over potentially bad results. Some cancer ... Read More
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
You are right: Cancer commonly is a painless bump/lump. But some tumors can be tender. Armpit is prone to get infection in the hair follicles which can produce a red... Read More

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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
CYSTS ARE NOT CANCER: If MRI and ultrasound are normal and doctor said it is not cyst/cancer than you do not have to worry, it is not cancer cysts are lumps filled with ge... Read More
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Possibilities: Two possibilities would include a lipoma or a sebaceous cyst. Both are non-cancerous and generally don't need to be removed unless they cause symptom... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Breast cyst ?'s: A small area on one breast with some pain may come from trauma or simply be a sebaceous cyst. See your physician for an exam. Breast cancer risk at ag... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Scuba
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 25 years experience
Lumps in throat: While it's likely a benign process like a tonsillar cyst or infection, this type of complaint deserves a close look by an experienced provider. The s... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Lymp nodes: You should be evaluated by your doctor ,most likely those lumps are lymph nodes.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Malignant vs benign: Epidermal cysts are benign and can be left alone. Testicular cancer can kill if not treated and is one of the cancers for which available treatments a... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 16 years experience
Pathology & location: Testicular cancer occurs when germ cells inside the testis become malignant and grow to form a mass. Epididymal cysts, are outside the testis in the e... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Go see a doctor if y: If you have any testicular swelling, you need to go see a doctor, preferably a urologist. You, yourself will not be bale to tell the difference betwee... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Lumpy breasts: Ask your doctor to check them for you or refer you to a general surgeon who can provide expert help with that issue.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Yes, all of the abov: Asking same question daily would not help you and also wastes physician time. A visit to a doctor's office is the only solution to your concerns, so g... Read More

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