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What is breast cancer lumps feel like?

What is breast cancer lumps feel like?

Varies: Sometimes hard, sometimes rubbery, sometimes can't feel at all. Best way to know what it is: get examined by your md. May need mammogram and/or ultrasound to figure it out. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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Can a breast cancer lump change size?

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Can a breast cancer lump change size?

Usually.: Usually a breast cancer lump will grow, but certainly breast cancer lumps can stay the same size for a very long time. ...Read more

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What can a breast cancer lump feel like?

What can a breast cancer lump feel like?

It is harder than yo: It would feel harder than your breast is. Most often you can roll it under the flat part of your hand's fingers. If you are suspicious, get a physician to check you and show you how to feel for it. If there is a lump you should immediately consult your doctor for further evaluation and make sure that it is not cancerous. ...Read more

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How to tell if it's breast cancer in a lump?

How to tell if it's breast cancer in a lump?

Biopsy: The only way to know for sure if a breast lump is cancer or not is with a biopsy - a procedure in which a small amount of the lump is removed and then examined by a pathologist under the microscope. Mammogram, ultrasound and MRI can give a good idea if a lump is cancer or not, and depending on the results of imaging studies, biopsy may not be necessary. ...Read more

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Does breast cancer always have visible lump?

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Does breast cancer always have visible lump?

No.: In fact, the majority of breast cancers in the us are found without a visible lump. Obviously, a visible lump needs to be evaluated, regardless. ...Read more

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With regards to breast cancer, what is a lump?

With regards to breast cancer, what is a lump?

Not sure: What you are asking. Breast cancer, if large enough, can form a lump in the breast that you or your doctor can feel. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my brest is it breast cancer ?

I have a lump on my brest is it breast cancer ?

Not likely: At your age it is very rare for you to have a breast cancer, but not impossible. Even if you have a strong family history, your "lump" is more likely to be a cyst or fibroadenoma. But, your really should see your doctor's help, so make an appointment. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to tell if it's a breast cancer or other lump?

How to tell if it's a breast cancer or other lump?

Biopsy: It often requires a biopsy, needle or open, or fine needle aspirate to differentiate a benign lump from cancer. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What are signs that a lump could be breast cancer?

What are signs that a lump could be breast cancer?

Signs+symptoms: The signs and symptoms of breast cancer include: a lump or thickening in or near the breast or in the underarm that persists through the menstrual cycle; change in the size, shape, or contour of the breast; blood-stained or clear fluid discharge from the nipple; change in the feel or appearance of the skin on the breast or nipple (dimpled, puckered, scaly, or inflamed). New lump - see your doc. ...Read more

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Can you guys tell me how big is a breast cancer lump?

Can you guys tell me how big is a breast cancer lump?

Depends: Breast cancer can be diagnosed with a not palpable (not able to be felt) abnormality seen on mammogram to a large palpable (able to be felt by a patient or physician) to an obvious mass growing through the skin. This spectrum of presentation can make the diagnosis difficult. See your physician immediately if there are questions. ...Read more

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Does lump size determine its severity in breast cancer?

Does lump size determine its severity in breast cancer?

Yes, but....: size does matter but there is more than just the size of the mass as stated by the responses. It is important to speak with your surgeon and a plastic surgeon and medical oncologist. In some cases, chemotherapy before surgery may give more surgical options. Good luck! ...Read more

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Breast cancer- how could you tell what is a cancerous lump?

Breast cancer- how could you tell what is a cancerous lump?

Biopsy: The only way to tell if a lump is cancerous is to get a needle biopsy . If you have a lump, i recommend you see your doctor. ...Read more

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How do I tell if the small lump on my breast is breast cancer?

How do I tell if the small lump on my breast is breast cancer?

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

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Do you need to have a lump in the breast to have breast cancer?

Do you need to have a lump in the breast to have breast cancer?

No: Some early breast cancers do not present with a lump or mass. They present with findings on a mammogram or ultrasound. Calcifications commonly present with out a palpable mass. ...Read more

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I found a lump on my breasts. How young can breast cancer form?

I found a lump on my breasts. How young can breast cancer form?

At any age after 20 : Breast cancer is not uncommon in the age group of 25-40 years...In fact it is the most common cancer in women in this age group. If you have a lump get yourself checked by your family doctor...He/she may need to do a biopsy, if there is suspicion of cancer or at least a mammogram which is an x-ray of the breast to confirm if you have a lump that may need a biopsy. ...Read more

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Is having a small lump inside my breast a sign of breast cancer?

Is having a small lump inside my breast a sign of breast cancer?

Many Possibilities: In my surgical practice, the most common cause of a well-defined breast lump is a cyst. This can easily be differentiated from a tumor by ultrasound or needle aspiration. If the lump is solid, it may be due to a benign tumor (ie, fibroadenoma) or a cancer; the only way to determine this is by tissue diagnosis, which can usually be done by needle-biopsy in the office or breast center. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get breast cancer even if you don't feel a lump?

Is it possible to get breast cancer even if you don't feel a lump?

Yes: A lump is felt only when the breast cancer is obvious. Mammograms will detect breast cancers which are smaller and only detected or confirmed with a biopsy. That is why scrrening for breast cancer is best done with annual mammograms. ...Read more

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How to tell if it's a breast cancer lump or some sort of other lump?

How to tell if it's a breast cancer lump or some sort of other lump?

Breast lump: You need a clinical breat exam and either mammogram or ultrasound, maybe both. See a doctor/clinic. ...Read more

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If you have breast cancer and found the lump, what would it feel like?

If you have breast cancer and found the lump, what would it feel like?

Varies: Some times hard, sometimes rubbery, sometimes can't feel at all. Best way to know what it is: get examined by your md. May need mammogram and/or ultrasound to figure it out. There are educational models some doctors keep in their office that have a 'cancer' nodule in a fake breast so you can feel what it may be like when you check yourself. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Breast Carcinoma (Definition)

Most breast cancers are carcinomas. This is a type of breast cancer. These cancers start in the cells that line organs and tissues. In fact, breast cancers are often a type of carcinoma called adenocarcinoma, which starts in cells that make glands (glandular tissue). Breast adenocarcinomas start in the ducts (the milk ducts) or ...Read more


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Definition)

A condition in which cells lining the inside of the breast grow ...Read more