A 28-year-old female asked:
Disclaimer

what are the manifestations/symptoms if you have a malignant breast lump?

2 doctor answers
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
BREAST CARCINOMA: Breast ca are discovered by feeling a lump after self-examination, breast discharge sometimes are present and by doing mammogram which shows suspicious calcifications. Biopsy will reveal the dx.
Answered on Mar 8, 2013
2
2 thanks
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Breast CA Symptoms: Most women diagnosed with breast cancer have no symptoms, having been diagnosed by routine screening mammography. For those with symptoms, the presence of a palpable lump is by far the most common. Other symptoms include skin dimpling, thickening, or redness, nipple inversion, nipple discharge, breat pain, and/or the presence of a lump in the armpit. Best bet for diagnosis: yearly mammograms!
Answered on Aug 31, 2017
2
2 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Varies: Many small breast cancers cannot be felt on a physical exam. Larger cancers can be a new, firm, hard, painless breast lump. Can be very hard to tell y ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
See your Physician: This is primarily determined by a biopsy but the best non-surgical method is an mri. There may be certain symptoms that increase the suspicionsuch as ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Not likely: All breast lumps need evaluation. Don't assume something's ok because it seems to have decreased in size. Malignant lumps usually increase in size, bu ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Yes: While the "classic" description of a breast cancer is "fixed" and "immovable", I have found many palpable breast cancers to be movable within the brea ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month