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Is movable lump most likely to be cancer

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wanganswered
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Wait for pathology: You will have to wait for pathology for definitive diagnosis. Relax now. Remember to follow your doctor for final result and recommendation.

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Yes: In general, cancers tend to grow in an irregular, crab-like pattern (crab in latin is cancer). However, many breast cancers can feel round and smooth... Read More
Dr. Larry Grissom
Radiology 43 years experience
Not necessarily: Biopsy (a sample of the tissue in question usually done with a needle as an out patient) is the only definitive way to find out whether a non cystic l... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
No: I guess my first question is, what was the first lump? In general, a new lump that appears to develop "overnight" is often a breast cyst, a fluid fil... Read More
Dr. Larry Grissom
Radiology 43 years experience
No: Lumps arising rapidly may be cysts or hematomas (blood containing masses such as after trauma or a biopsy).
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 17 years experience
See your doc: You should alert your friend primary care physician as to any changes you detect in your breasts.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Hard to say/depends,: It's hard to say what it could be without more information. It depends on where the lumps are in the abdomen, how long they've been there, and what o... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
This may be a : Goiter. You should see a doctor for definitive diagnosis and treatment.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Most: palpable lumps turn out benign, probably around 90%, but there is no way to be sure without having the appropriate imaging studies and proceeding from... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Abdominal mass: A mass in the abdomen can be many things. Cancer is on the list but nit high on mine. Cysts and other lumps can be the cause. You need a doctor ex... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Fero
Medical Oncology 31 years experience
Best examined: While a tumor often forms a lump, it isn't necessarily painful. That often depends on its location. Soft tissue sarcomas and lymphomas can appear at t... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
Hard to tell: It is not uncommon for women to have one breast larger than the other but if this is a new thing and if as you say it feels "firmer", i would advise y... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
Pediatrics 20 years experience
More details...: To get the best answers from an online forum, greater details in the questions can lead to more helpful answers. No... all tumors are not cancer. I... Read More

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