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A 22-year-old female asked:

I have a lump under my armpit beneath the skin it was a bit lower then it i can feel it a bit upper as if it moved a bit upper why is it cancer?i'm 19

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Dr. Rebecca Poliskin
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Not necessarily : Finding a lump under the skin can cause anxiety. There are other common causes of lumps in the armpit area than cancer, such as a cyst or ingrown hair. However, it’s important to have a physician examine you in person (this will include a breast exam) to best determine the next step in diagnosis.
Last updated May 17, 2020


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