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Difference Between Benign And Cancerous Lumps
How can you tell the difference between cancer and just a benign lump or benign swollen lymph node on an ultrasound image. Its in my neck.
Difficult if at all: Best way to tell is to take a biopsy and have it evaluated by a pathologist. ...Read more
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
I don't know the difference between "normal" breast lumps and cancerous ones. When should I become concerned?
Hard to tell: It is hard to tell which lumps are benign and which ones are cancer on physical exam. It is best for women to perform monthly breast exams and to know what their breasts feel like. If there are lumps, I tell my patients "know your lumps". If there is a change in the exam on a monthly basis, then you need to see your doctor. The only way to know for sure if lump is cancer is through testing and biopsy. ...Read more
Please help! I want to know the difference between testicular cancer lumps and epidermal cysts lumps. What's the color, size and location?
Go see a doctor if y: If you have any testicular swelling, you need to go see a doctor, preferably a urologist. You, yourself will not be bale to tell the difference between the above conditions. ...Read more
I have small lumps in my breast would I be able to tell the difference between cancer and not cancer I find it difficult to tell the difference?
See your doc: You should see your friendly primary care physician to alert and discuss your concerns. Breast cancer in a 29 year old would be uncommon. ...Read more
Difference between fibrous breast tissue and cancerous tumor? I have many moveable, squishy lumps. Doc says ok bit causing anxiety when I feel.
Is quite common. But if it’s causing you anxiety, I would suggest that you discuss with your doctor and have him/her explain the differences, go over your findings with you, and discuss the possibility of a mammogram if that is indicated in your situation and depending upon your history.
Good luck! ...Read more
It could be possible that a doctor tell the difference between a cyst and a cancer lump on side of neck by feeling it?
Probably: It is possible to feel the difference between a hard solid lump and a softer lump. If there is any question an ultrasound is a very simple easy noninvasive way to be certain. ...Read more
Is there a difference between having a movable and non-moving breast lump at the age of 15 in terms of cancer?
Yes: Generally, a non-movable lump indicates inflammation around it. That means that the body's immune system has recognized it as "foreign." any lump of concern to you, moveable or not, should be checked out by your doctor. Sometimes, it's only normal anatomy that you're feeling. Btw, congratulations for doing self breast examination. If you don't know what that is, discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more
What's the difference between hemorrhoids, abscess and anal cancer cause I noticed about 10 days ago a skin colored lump on anus. No bleeding or pain?
Malignant vs benign:
Epidermal cysts are benign and can be left alone. Testicular cancer can kill if not treated and is one of the cancers for which available treatments are effective. See this site for info on testicular cancer.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/testicular-cancer/basics/definition/con-20043068. ...Read more
Cysts, fibroadenomas: Cysts and fibroadenomas are the most common benign lumps. But if someone feels a lump it is best to see a breast disease specialist and get a mammogram and a directed ultrasound of the lump. It is not possible to determine what it is based on size, how it feels, and age of person. ...Read more
Breast lumps: Not all breast lumps or masses are malignant. Breast lumps/masses should be evaluated by a doctor and biopsied, if necessary, to see what they are and treat them accordingly. ...Read more
Are all rapid growing mole like bumps cancerous? Or can benign lumps grow very fast and turn out to be nothing?
No, yes: Not all rapid growing mole-like bumps are cancerous. Some benign lumps grow very fast & turn out to be nothing. The problem is we can't tell until we perform biopsy & send sample to pathologist to look at under microscope. ...Read more
Am cancer survivor. In 5mths have fast bothersome growing lumps in r/l quad of ab. Sono:numerous benign appearing lipomata' should I insist on biopsy?
No: Fatty tumors are usually benign.Get a more detailed answer ›
On left knee- inner, fatty part- I have several large bean size moveable, tender lumps. Conditions that could cause this? Cancer? Begnin cysts?
Yes, all of the abov: Asking same question daily would not help you and also wastes physician time. A visit to a doctor's office is the only solution to your concerns, so go see one please! ...Read more
Usually benign lump: Women who are breastfeeding may find lumps in their breast and this can be scary. When in doubt always have it checked by your doctor. The vast majority of cases are due to plugged ducts that could lead to an infection like mastitis or even an abscess. Proper nutrition, hygiene, hydration and rest helps prevent plugging of milk ducts. Http://www. Pregnancy-info. Net/breast-lumps-while-breastfeeding. ...Read more
Need 2 C Ur Doctor: It is difficult if not impossible to differentiate a benign breast tumor from a malignant one by exam alone. At your age an ultrasound may be very helpful; ultimately, a (needle) biopsy under local anesthesia in an office setting is the most definitive diagnostic method. I advise you to see your doctor for the appropriate direction. ...Read more
Sml lump left breast, phys exam by GP. U/S next wk. No dimpling of skin, redness or nipple discharge. Likely benign? No history b cancer in family
Yes: The small breast mass with no other symptoms, a negative family history, and your age of 34 makes the odds of malignancy very small. Hope this helps. ...Read more
If you had a benign lump removed 10 yrs ago and mammagram shows a density in rb could this be cancer or scar tissue. Radiologist thinks its scar tissu?
Dark circle: Benign cysts appear as dark black spheres, a cancerous lump would be bright white and solid. ...Read more
Suspicious mole removed near hamstring 2 yrs ago. Benign. Small pea sized lump recently developed. Cancer or cyst?
Hi, I'm 36 and I have a 3cmx2cm bony lump on my forehead, I am worried it could be a sarcoma as an x ray showed there are abnormalities and was unclear and I'm being sent to a bone cancer specialist. Is there a good chance it will be benign?
Evaluation: Keep appointment with oncology to have Pet Ct and possible biopsy/resection of mass for diagnosis so be treated. ...Read more
Multiple possible: Hi. If you have a genetic risk for breast cancer (e.g., one of the BRCA gene mutations, and other genes too), multifocal breast cancer is more likely than in sporadic cases of breast cancer. Overall, multifocal breast cancer at the time of diagnosis is uncommon. Given your age of 25, I would lean heavily toward suspecting a genetic form of breast cancer. Evaluate ALL breast lumps. Good luck! ...Read more
Not easy to say: Tumors, be it benign or malignant, are often painless so I'm not sure you can tell without a biopsy. If a lump grows very fast or develops smaller nodules around it, I guess that would be suspicious of a malignancy but even so you can't tell for sure without tissue. If you have any suspicious lesion, especially if it popped up recently, have your doc take a look at it. ...Read more
Variable: Usually cancerous lumps like in the breast are hard and don't move well. Benign ones are usually softer, moveable, and can be tender. No way to tell for sure without seeing a doc and perhaps doing a biopsy depending on the physical findings. Have someone look at it! ...Read more
I get these painful lumps in the taint area. I don't think there cancerous because they eventually go away. Wondering what is the cause of this.?
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