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firm but not bone hard lump on top of shoulder towards arm. 2.5 cm long. under skin but on top of muscle/bone. moves very little. afraid of cancer.

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Dr. Rashid Khan
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Lipoma: It is probably a lipoma but that can only be confirmed by physical examination.A lipoma is a growth of fat cells in a thin, fibrous capsule usually found just below the skin. Lipomas are found most often on the torso, neck, upper thighs, upper arms, and armpits, but they can occur almost anywhere and are non cancerous.Consult your physician to confirm the diagnosis of lipoma.
Answered on Jul 22, 2018
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Needs to be seen: Firm but not bone-hard raises concerns about a soft-tissue tumor other than a lipoma, especially one of the sarcomas. A physician's office visit is in order now.
Answered on Feb 14, 2020
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Dr. Travis Kidner
16 years experience Surgical Oncology
See your doc: Sounds most likely like a lipoma, a benign fatty tumor. However you should bring it to the attention of your friendly primary care physician.
Answered on Mar 16, 2016
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