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A 22-year-old female asked:

can you have a lump with nipple discharge milky no foul odor on one breast only and not be cancer?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Not cancer: Clear or serous fluid drainage from the nipple is not an indication of malignancy. In some instances bloody drainage may suggest presence of tumor. A lump with drainage probably is a cyst and if so should be aspirated. Mammogram of course is also part of the evaluation.

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Last updated Nov 2, 2020

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