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Are Malignant Breast Lumps Usually Movable
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 breast. The bottom line is that when a woman finds a new lump in her breast, she should seek out medical attention for further evaluation regardless of its mobility within the breast. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The term malignant can be used in several medical contexts, but is primarily used to describe cancers. More dangerous and disorderly than the benign growth of cells, malignant cells have developed genetic changes that can allow it to invade other tissues in an unregulated way. These tumors can later spread, or metastasize, to other parts of the body and ...Read more
See a doctor: By yourself, you cannot tell if a breast lump is benign or not. Is it new or changing? Painful or not? You really must see a doctor for a physical examination & likely mammogram and/or breast ultrasound. Do not try to guess yourself without a doctor's exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Benign tumors do in fact grow but rather slowly , compared to malignant tumors. The main difference is that benign tumors will not kill you. If left untrated malignant tumors will eventualy kill you some sooner and others a little later . How fast they grow will determine how soon. Hope that helps you ...Read more
Are there any non-malignant (benign) breast tumours/lumps that grow with time? What do they feel like?
Yes: However, they do not have any particular consistency that reliably identify them. Definite lumps, whether palpated or identified on any of the breast studies should usually be biopsied. Lumps that grow quickly and are sensitive may be only cysts and can be drained if necessary. ...Read more
Biopsy?: Have you had a biopsy and been diagnosed with cancer? Cancerous lumps do not decrease, as my collegue replied in his answer. You could have a fluid filled cyst in the breast that can decrease in size and often times disappear altogether. I recommend you get evaluated by a physician to get a correct answer and diagnose your problem. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 46 and had a core biopsy for a large breast lump. The diagnosis was fibroadenoma. Will it ever turn malignant?
NO: Generally fibroadenomas are benign tumors that predcominantly occur in younger females of childbearing age. In and of themselves, they do not transform into malignant lesions. This is determined by other factors such as family history, genetic testing, calcfications, cellular atypia, etc. That will be a part of a complete hsitory and physical examination, . ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Can you have a malignant breast cancer lump for 5 years that has not spread? Left untreated ? Or do you they normally spread within months?
My right breast is swelling rapidly. It is hot to the touch. Should I go to the er mammo and US this week lump found undetermined benign or malignant ?
Needs Medical check: Any swelling of the breast requires a medical consultation and examination as soon as possible. ER is not a good place to seek attention unless you have fever(implies infection). Any lump in the breast or the armpit requires biopsy to determine the cause unless it appears to be infection in which case antibiotics would be used first and biopsy done only after the infection has been treated adequ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Went for a biopsy for lump under breast doctor called said it has or shows A+ cells they aren't sure if malignant or not I'm very scared ?
Pathology report: Talk to the MD who did the biopsy during a Consultation and ask him/her to give you a laymen's explanation of the Pathology report as well as a copy of the same. If you don't like the explanation, then see a 2nd MD with the copy of the Pathology report and get a 2nd opinion. ...Read more
Medical professional, please tell me if I could have malignant tumor if I have a big sore lump in my breast. Also what could save my life?
See MD-ASAP: You should see your md asap!. This big sore lump could be malignant vs non malignant condition (abscess etc). Any palpable breast lump - cancer should be ruled out. See your md immediately- so then you can have a proper evaluation and further testing- mammogram/sonogram and ultimately biopsy to establish a diagnosis.The treatment will depend on the cause- off course. Dont delay anymore- see md. ...Read more
Lump between breasts, history of melanoma, malignant mole removed from directly across the location of the lump. Any chance it's just a cyst?
Wrong question: Please forgive my frankness. The only question you need to ask is, "Could it be CANCER?" With your cancer history, and the fact that this is a dominant mass where there's possibly breast tissue, you need to get seen. Period. Pick up the phone now. To be brave, act brave. We'll be thinking of you, and if it's benign / nothing / a lipoma / a cyst, you're a stronger and more skilled person. ...Read more
Can an ultrasound determine if a lump is cancerous? Can a dr look at the results of a breast ultrasound and tell whether a lump is benign or malignant? Or can only a biopsy really reveal this diagnosis?
I am having 12 small(1cm*1.5cm) lump of cells including forehand, arm, thigh and chest. All rubbery except two feeling like harder. Is that malignant?
Hello I am 31 male wife noticed a golf ball size lump on my chest close to sc joint, feels pretty firm and fixed it feels softer in some areas than others the top of the lump is hard as bone tho, does hard and fixed always mean malignant? I'm having ultra
No: No it isn't, unless they are very large and unsupported. ...Read more
I have two lumps in my left breast and they are not showing on u/s or mammogram. I have scattered fibroglandular density. Can abnormalities hide?
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