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Are cancerous lumps painful?

Are cancerous lumps painful?

Usually not: Cancerous lumps are usually not painful unless they are sitting on a nerve or a bone. ...Read more

Malignant (Definition)

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

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus blocl
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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What are the characteristics of cancerous lumps? Should they be painful? Are they mushy?

What are the characteristics of cancerous lumps?  Should they be painful?  Are they mushy?

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

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Can you get breast cancer if your breast get squeeze really hard and the next day it became very painful, swollen, red, warm, and lumps?

Can you get breast cancer if your breast get squeeze really hard and the next day it became very painful, swollen, red, warm, and lumps?

Trauma to breast.: No, squeezing injury will not result in overnight development of breast cancer. If the breast is red, painful and lumpy - the two diagnoses can be bruising or bruising with infection. See your pcp for an evaluation and management. ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Keep track of pain levels and use of pain medications
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Update your doctor
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Follow instructions and reevaluate
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Are breast-cancer lumps painful to have?

Are breast-cancer lumps painful to have?

Not usually: Bryce: a lump that is close to the nipple where a lot of nerve endings are located can be painful and one closer to the armpit where there are also a lot of nerves can be painful. A lump in the main part of the breast is usually painless, hard and non-movable. Any lump should be checked out though. I recommend you call it to your doctor's attention so that appropriate testing can be done. ...Read more

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Im 17y. i have elongated lumps both side of my groin and under them smaller lumps bigger lumps 2-3cm smaller 1cm.i can move them.cancer? not painful

Im 17y. i have elongated lumps both side of my groin and under them smaller lumps bigger lumps  2-3cm smaller 1cm.i can move them.cancer? not painful

See doctor: Bilateral lymphhnode enlargement needs to be investigated. It could be due to infection and tumor of lymph glands cannot be excluded from what you described. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Use visual imagery to help
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Be honest with people about your pain
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Use only the amount of pain medicine you need to relieve pain
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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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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more

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