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Do breast cancer tumor hurts?

Do breast cancer tumor hurts?

Not usually...: But there are always exceptions to any rule. Breast cancers can present as a mass, or with nipple discharge, or skin dimpling etc. The only way to know for sure and get some peace of mind is to see your doctor for an evaluation. May need mammogram, ultrasound, MRI and/or a biopsy for a definite determination. Unless you have a strong family history, odds are low you're dealing with a cancer. ...Read more

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How do breast cancer lumps feel like?

How do breast cancer lumps feel like?

Different: Breast cancer can feel different in each individual. Age, breast size, breast density and other symptoms can play a role in how it feels to the touch. If you feel something that is abnormal, go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Do breast lumps have anything to do with breast cancer?

Yes they can: Any lump in the breast is suspect for breast cancer. If you have this problem, have your self examined by your doctor. He/she may do a mammogram to check and verify. Breast cancer can occur in women their 30s...So do not ignore this matter. ...Read more

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Does pressing breasts hard or normally pressing them n sucking on nipples cause breast cancer ?

Does pressing breasts hard or normally pressing them n sucking on nipples cause breast cancer ?

No: Breast tissue is susceptible to injury as any tissue in the body is if there is sufficient trauma. This can manifest with similar symptoms to breast cancer on occasion (lumps, pain, bruising, etc). However, pressing on the breast and nipple-sucking (even if traumatic) does not cause breast cancer. ...Read more

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Do parabens really cause breast cancer?

Probably not: First an internet hoax, then a few real papers not signed by colleagues. It makes little sense to think a estrogen weaker than tofu applied to the armpit, where it probably won't even be absorbed, overrides a woman's own powerful hormones. Statistical correlations are notoriously misleading because of people's selective memories & even these are weak. I'm dismissing it as junk science at best. ...Read more

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How do I know if breast lumps are benign or malignant?

How do I know if breast lumps are benign or malignant?

See a doctor: By yourself, you cannot tell if a breast lump is benign or not. Is it new or changing? Painful or not? You really must see a doctor for a physical examination & likely mammogram and/or breast ultrasound. Do not try to guess yourself without a doctor's exam. ...Read more

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What causes fibrocystic breast lumps to appear? And why do they hurt?

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What causes fibrocystic breast lumps to appear? And why do they hurt?

Fibrocystic change: It is thought to result from an imbalance between estrogen and progesterone. It can form a palpable fibrocystic lump in breast, and more painful before menses and improved during the menstruation. ...Read more

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What do testicular cancer tumors feel like?

What do testicular cancer tumors feel like?

Hard lump: The testicle should feel uniformly firm, like the tip of your nose. Anything in the testicle that feels harder than the surrounding tissue needs to be evaluated. Occasionally a tumor can grow rapidly and men notice the affected testicle is much larger than its partner. Monthly self exam is critical to early detection. ...Read more

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Why do breast hurt and leak?

Why do breast hurt and leak?

Not pregnant, never: Breast fed? Please be medically evaluated to determine the reason for nipple leakage. ...Read more

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Small lump/spot on breast, do I have breast cancer?

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Small lump/spot on breast, do I have breast cancer?

Unknown: Without an exam it is hard to answer your question. A spot or lump on or in the breast can be benign or cancerous. It is best that you see your doctor for a physical exam and the proper testing to determine if the lesion you are worried about is cancer or not. ...Read more

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Do mammograms really hurt?

Do mammograms really hurt?

Not necessarily hurt: In order to take a good picture breast tissue must be flattened by providing pressure to one direction. This should be explained to patient and performed gently. A large volume breast may need more pressure, but this can be done gently. ...Read more

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How often do mammograms miss breast cancer?

How often do mammograms miss breast cancer?

Approximately 10%: Mammograms are the best, most cost-effective method for identifying non-palpable breast cancers, but are by no means perfect. Some cancers (infiltrating lobular) are very difficult to see on mammography. Furthermore, some women have very dense breast tissue that obscures visualization of a cancer. Therefore, a normal mammogram should never determine how to evaluate a palpable breat lump. ...Read more

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Will cancer and tumors hurt?

Late: With a few exceptions (vascular leiomyoma, eccrine spiradenoma), tumors / cancers usually cause pain only late in their course when they damage bone or nerve or impinge on important structures. This is what makes them so treacherous. ...Read more

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What do I do for lump in breast & bruised nipple?

What do I do for lump in breast & bruised nipple?

Be seen!!!: If this occurred without trauma you should see a physician for an exam. If you experienced trauma to this area, give it time to heal. If it heals slowly or doesn't heal (lump and bruise do not diminish) go see your doctor. All serious diseases (including cancer) of the breast are best diagnosed and treated early. ...Read more

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If they remove my breast tumor will it disfigure my breast?

If they remove my breast tumor will it disfigure my breast?

Depends: Depending on the size of the tumor and the size of the breast, the deformity that may occur varies greatly. If the tumor is large and the breast is small, the change of a disfiguring change is high. The larger the breast, the less likely the surgery will disfigure the breast. Discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Why do so many people support breast cancer but not testicular cancer?

Why do so many people support breast cancer but not testicular cancer?

The social context: Breast cancer is more common, there is an industry to subsidize the events and pink ribbons (mammography machine manufacturers), body image is a concern, and there is at least one demographic in which breast cancer carries a superstitious dread. The "activism" is a good thing overall. A sensible man who finds a testicular lump gets with his physician and usually gets a cure. Less fearful overall. ...Read more

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How do breast lumps form?

Depends: There are many different reasons breast lumps form. When you are in your teens and twenties the majority of causes are benign. As you enter your forties the risk of malignant (cancer) causes goes up. The only way to know for sure is to look at a piece of the lump under a microscope (biopsy). If a lump has been stable for many years with no changes u may be able to watch. If not, biopsy. ...Read more

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Do tumors puss?

Do tumors puss?

They can: Tumors can puss if they begin to break down from lack of blood flow and/or get infected. ...Read more