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what does a cancerous lump feel like

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience Medical Oncology
Hard: It would feel like a hard and irregular mass. It is not the kind of problem that self exam is good for. You should see your gynecologist or family doc ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Have it checked: This is more likely a cyst that arose from a hair follicle or oil gland that can readily be explained on exam or be simply removed. It is not as likel ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Needs workup: Any new mass that is not obviously a common mole or other trivial skin lesion or common neck or groin lymph node that stays around for more than fourt ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: Some grow very slowly, but all of them will kill you in the long run if not treated. Don’t play chicken with a suspicious mass.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
29 years experience Radiation Oncology
Varies: Some times hard, sometimes rubbery, sometimes can't feel at all. Best way to know what it is: get examined by your md. May need mammogram and/or ult ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: Cancers can get infected and abscess like anything else
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Depends on: a lot of things, but if the lump/mass is truly malignant/cancerous, it is rare that it does not grow at all for 4 years. Encapsulation is not really ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: In fact, the diagnosis is never made without input from a specialist doctor's doctor, a pathologist. You can never be sure that a lesion is malignant ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
38 years experience Pathology
Fibroadenoma: Fibroadenoma is a benign well circumscribed tumor with two components, epithelium and stroma. Only very rarely is the epithelium found to be atypical ... Read More
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Dr. Rahil Malik
9 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Age: Any lump is cancerous unless proven otherwise. Younger women tend to have tissue changes that affect the stroma within the breast and have a cystic fe ... Read More
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