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Cancer Lump Under Armpit
I have a lump under left armpit, dr thinks it's only a cyst i go for test tomorrow, it's painful could this be cancer some say cancer doesn't hurt?
You are right: Cancer commonly is a painless bump/lump. But some tumors can be tender. Armpit is prone to get infection in the hair follicles which can produce a red, tender painful lump but it usually settles down in one to two weeks. Breast cancer, of course can spread to the lymph nodes of the armpit and produce a firm, painless lump there. That is what you need to be sure about. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a lump under my right armpit and I get chills do I have cancer? Im 18 what test should I do without making t obvious that im looking for cancer
Tell your doctor: There are plenty of causes for lumps in the armpit that are not cancerous. See your doctor, let them take a look at it. It could be a swollen lymph node from a viral or bacterial illness (reactive lymphadenopathy) - if you have an infection then "chills" are also quite common.Don't panic and drive yourself crazy. See your doctor so that they can help figure out what it is and help ease your mind ...Read more
Im too afraid to go to a doctor I have one small lump under my right armpit im afraid I might have cancer and im afraid of your reply too im18 help me?
NO FEAR: MOST LIKELY IT IS A LYMPH NODE REACTING TO A VIRUS,ALLERGY,INFECTION. in your part of the world most likely it is a reaction to infection and you might need antibiotic so you need to throw your fear away and go and see a doctor that can prescribed medication that will make it go away good luck ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My fiancé has a little lump under his armpit & he said it hurts when you touch it & when his arm is up by his head. What is it ? Could it be cancer ?
My doctor is sending me to a specialist regarding a lump under my armpit that may be skin cancer. How fast can it spread if it is not removed soon?
Depend on what it is: First thing first. The answer will depend on what the lump really is? See the specialist and have a biopsy done & other work-up then discuss result with your doctor. A lump under the arm pit can be caused by many things- infection, inflammation, cancer both solid and blood calncer etc. So first to see if this is cancer, if it is, then what cancer? Breast vs skin ?Etc, then what stage? Etc. Etc, . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Under armpit lump and chills what checkup should I do without making it obvious to my mom that I think I might have cancer. do I have cancer? im 18
Less Likely: I think you should speak to your MOm right away and let her know what is happening to you. There are many other causes of a swollen lymph node in the arm pit (axilla) including and infection that needs treatment with an antibiotic. The less likely cause is a "cancer". Please see your doctor right away and also speak to your Mom. ...Read more
What type of breast cancer that cause the breast to swell and cause under the armpit to have a painful lump? And does that mean the cancer has spread
Possibly IBC: Inflammatory breast cancer occurs suddenly with breast pain, redness, or swelling. It is very fast-growing and spreads quickly. It looks like an infection, so doctors often try antibiotics first, delaying diagnosis. However, infection is also a possibility. See a doctor immediately for these symptoms. If it is cancer, your symptoms don't mean it has spread. But you need a biopsy of any lump! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if I have a small lump under my armpit.. and it feels as though I have lumps in my breasts, too. could this be breast cancer?
Always possible: small lumps in armpit are usually of no concern unless they are enlarging and increasing in number. Lumps in the breast are usually normal since by definition breast tissue is lumpy. A solitary firm lump always requires investigation. Either way a mammo and sono should be performed and any further treatment would proceed from there. ...Read more
Im 18 I have a small lump under my right armpit I think it enlarged a little since 3 4 weeks do I have breast cancer i get chills. Too scared?
Not breast Ca: At 18 breast cancer very rare and would probably be palIpable before spreading to axilla. Lump may be sweat gland cyst or other non nodal problem. ff a node is enlarged it can come from lesion on chest wall as well as arm. GP should examine axilla to confirm finding of node and if questionable should be excised. FNA produces too many errors in dx.Chills unrelared. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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