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Dr. Nancy Simpkins
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Are cancerous lumps painful?

Dr. Nancy Simpkins
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Are cancerous lumps painful?

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

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Dr. Travis Kidner
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
12 years in practice
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Are cancerous breast lumps painful?

Dr. Travis Kidner
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
12 years in practice
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Are cancerous breast lumps painful?

Not usually: Pain is not a common symptom of breast cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Rohde
Board Certified, General Practice
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What are the characteristics of cancerous lumps? Should they be painful? Are they mushy?

Dr. Thomas Rohde
Board Certified, General Practice
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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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Dr. Steven Hebert
Board Certified, Pathology
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I have red lumps in my major labia. They are hard and quite painful. Are they cancerous cell ?

Dr. Steven Hebert
Board Certified, Pathology
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I have red lumps in my major labia. They are hard and quite painful. Are they cancerous cell ?

red bumps: Most likely infectious. Very low chance of malignancy. See your gyn. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
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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

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
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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

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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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
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Hard painful under the skin lumps in armpit! cancer?

Dr. Liawaty Ho
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
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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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Dr. Myron Arlen
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
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I recently found a lump in my armpit. It's pretty painful. I now have three lumps in my armpit that are painful and slightly red. Cancer symptom?

Dr. Myron Arlen
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
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I recently found a lump in my armpit.  It's pretty painful.  I now have three lumps in my armpit that are painful and slightly red.   Cancer symptom?

Not really: Cancer in the armpit essentially represents metastasis to the lymph nodes high up near the axillary vein. They are for the most part painless and would not be associated with redness. Rather one would expect inflammation of the sweat glands right under the skin for which warm soaks and possibly antibiotics would be effective. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Are very painful breast lumps associated with cancer?

Dr. Barry Rosen
Board Certified, General Surgery
29 years in practice
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Are very painful breast lumps associated with cancer?

They can be.: A common misconception is that if a woman has a tender, painful lump in their breast, it is unlikely to be cancer. While it is true that many women with breast cancer do not have breast pain, the presence of pain does not exclude cancer as the cause. Bottom line: a new lump in the breast, painful or not, warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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If you press the lumps in breast, they are painful but they are painless if they are not pressed. Is that the symptom of breast cancer?

Dr. Chevies Newman
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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If you press the lumps in breast, they are painful but they are painless if they are not pressed. Is that the symptom of breast cancer?

Get your mammograms: Asmammograms as the recommended times but breast tenderness, with compression is not a sign of breast cancer. It usually does not present with pain. Gd luc. ...Read more

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Dr. Eva Duckett
Board Certified, Radiology
26 years in practice
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Are breast-cancer lumps painful to have?

Dr. Eva Duckett
Board Certified, Radiology
26 years in practice
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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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