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Doctor insights on: Cancer Lump Under Armpit

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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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Please help! i got a lump in my armpit. Could this be cancer?

Please help! i got a lump in my armpit. Could this be cancer?

It depends on the si: A lumps in the armpit, if you can palpapte it requires examination by your doctor who can then guide you further. Typically this would be an enlarged lymph node which can be due to infection, any inflammation or sometimes cancer in the lymph node. It is hard to tell if it is cancer without physical examination by a doctor and with help from other tests like x-rays or ct scans. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a lump in my armpit it's painless an its been there for a few months. I think it could be cancer.

I have a lump in my armpit it's painless an its been there for a few months. I think it could be cancer.

I bet it's not: If it starts growing or gets stuck to your nearby structures, get it seen. Otherwise, it's probably just the axillary lymph node that many of us have, especially if at some time you had an infection or contact dermatitis on that extremity and it got a little bit scarred up. Glad you're a good observer of your body. ...Read more

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I have a lump that is VERY painful to even gently touch in my armpit it hurts A LOT and I don't know what it is I'm worried about cancer but idk ?

I have a lump that is VERY painful to even gently touch in my armpit it hurts A LOT and I don't know what it is I'm worried about cancer but idk ?

Painful lump: A painful tender lump in a young person is more likely to be a cyst, abscess, or swollen lymph node than to be a cancer. It should be examined and treated by a doctor to figure out what it is and treat it appropriately. ...Read more

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I have sore armpits can't feel any lumps..Bit scared of cancer?

I have sore armpits can't feel any lumps..Bit scared of cancer?

Sore armpit: If that persists and if you are worried- go to see your gp to have a good exams. It could be from different causes- including -muskuloskeletal pain, or perhaps inflammation from the sweat glands- then causing reactive lymph node irritation that is located deep inside, vs other inflammation etc. Since you are 57 years old-if you have not updated your mammogram this year-then you should get one. ...Read more

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What does a cancer-related armpit lump feel like?

Like a lump: I am not trying to be funny but often you cannot tell malignant vs. Non-malignant masses. Inflammed nodes are sometimes tender but don't depend on that. If you have palpable masses under the armpit, have 'em checked. Best to you. ...Read more

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Hard painful under the skin lumps in armpit! cancer?

Hard painful under the skin lumps in armpit! cancer?

Have it examined: Most likely it is either infection of the sweat glands or inflammation of the lymph gland. See your md and have it examined and treated. Antibiotic may likely be needed. Good luck. ...Read more

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What would experts say? Could a cancerous lump in armpit be painful if cancer?

What would experts say? Could a cancerous lump in armpit be painful if cancer?

It may be: Yes cancerous lumps can be painful in the armpit but a lump in the armpit is usually due to infected gland, and rarely cancerous. ...Read more

Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more