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Does pus normally come out of cancer lumps?

Does pus normally come out of cancer lumps?

No: Most cancers grow as solid tumors. On occasion, a tumor can grow very rapidly and outgrow it's blood supply. The center of the tumor can then liquify; this typically will contain bloody fluid rather than pus. ...Read more

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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How would I know if I found a random lump on my body if it was cancer or not and also does a cancer lump leak pus when squeezed??

How would I know if I found a random lump on my body if it was cancer or not and also does a cancer lump leak pus when squeezed??

Diagnosis of: cancer would be made by getting a biopsy of the lesion and then having it checked by a pathologist. Often cysts or infections may extrude pus or similar material. ...Read more

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Can breast cancer lump bleed and pus?

Can breast cancer lump bleed and pus?

Breast Lump: A bleeding and pus-filled breast lump may well represent an abscess, but it is best to make an appointment with your doctor immediately to undergo a complete evaluation and treat the problem. Cancer at your age is unusual, but it does happen in some cancer families or some patients with certain "cancer genes" such as brca1. ...Read more

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Can a skin cancer lump leak small amounts of blood and pus?

Can a skin cancer lump leak small amounts of blood and pus?

It is possible: It is possible. Best to bring this lesion to the attention of your friendly dermatologist. ...Read more

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How could I know if I have breast cancer or its just a lump and pus is coming out of it and it hurts?

How could I know if I have breast cancer or its just a lump and pus is coming out of it and it hurts?

Another possibility: For lump with infection. Cannot say in your particular case, but generally, would be infection and would require IMMEDIATE ATTENTION, like an ER and admission for IV antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have a spot on my cheek that won't go. When I squeeze it pus does come out but then goes hard a day later. I'm really scared it's cancer : (?

I have a spot on my cheek that won't go. When I squeeze it pus does come out but then goes hard a day later. I'm really scared it's cancer : (?

Need to examine: If is not likely to be cancer, but that does not mean that it is harmless. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. It would be prudent to see a doctor for an evaluation.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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How much pus cels in semen indicate testicular cancer?

How much pus cels in semen indicate testicular cancer?

Not associated: Pus cells (white blod cells) in semen are usually not assocaited with testicular cancer; it is more an indicated of infection such as urine tract infection or a sexually transmitted disease. Testicular cancer usually occurs as a a firm hard lump in the scrotum. ...Read more

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Flesh colored pus came out of a spot in my skin that is red with a black spot. What could it be? Skin cancer maybe?

Flesh colored pus came out of a spot in my skin that is red with a black spot. What could it be? Skin cancer maybe?

Time: Depends on hoe long you had the spot of dis colored skin. Could be abscess. Best to be checked by your physician right away. ...Read more

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My jp drain fell out was in for about month in half. Colon resection from cancer. Hole is still draining. Blood and pus. Is this normal?

My jp drain fell out was in for about month in half. Colon resection from cancer. Hole is still draining. Blood and pus. Is this normal?

No: Any blood or pus coming out of any place of the body for any reason is not normal. Even abrasion with blood is not normal. Please see your doctor to make sure there is no infection in the area that needs to be treated and to put another drain if necessary. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm wondering is gray pus from the one breast a symptom of breast cancer?

I'm wondering is gray pus from the one breast a symptom of breast cancer?

MAYBE: Gray pus from one nipple can be caused by:1)pagets disease of the breast 2)infection 3) intraductal papiloma. You should be evaluated by a breast surgeon. ...Read more

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Had viral infection gone now 1 tonsil still swolen with pus in crevice the other a yellowbump with pus. Cancer? Infection gone 1 week now

Cancer is not: Likely, but more likely persistent low grade infection. Consult with ENT specialist if this persists. ...Read more

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I have a small mole wich raised on the back of neck since I was child I irritate it Now it's filled pus and bad smell and hurts, is that early cancer

Mole irritated: Seems like it is infected. Would f/u/ w/ doc urgent care and get antibiotics. Infection does not means cancer but irritating a moles is not good practice. Would f/u/ w/ doc and later dermatology to have it removed. ...Read more

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My father age 52 years had recurrent pus cells in urine from past 3 months, is this related with prostate cancer though his psa test are normal.

WBC in urine: White blood cells, pus, in the urine would be more related to bladder or kidney infection. The prostate does not actually come in contact with urine even though the bladder drains right thru the prostate. ...Read more

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I have tonsilitis. The left one is 2x bigger than the other, it has pus. I have runny nose and sometimes have difficulty breathing. Is this t. cancer?

I have tonsilitis. The left one is 2x bigger than the other, it has pus. I have runny nose and sometimes have difficulty breathing. Is this t. cancer?

Unlikely: Throat cancer is unlikely at your age. Tonsillitis is lot more likely. An abscess behind or surrounding the tonsil could explain that. If swelling is getting worse or if pain is severe and associated with difficulty swallowing and high fever you need to see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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A cpl of days ago I saw a small pimple like bump on my breast. I popped it & pus came out. It's now red, swollen & larger. Could it be breast cancer?

A cpl of days ago I saw a small pimple like bump on my breast. I popped it & pus came out. It's now red, swollen & larger. Could it be breast cancer?

Unlikely: The adage "common things commonly happen" is true. There are sweat & hair pores on your breast & these can be invaded by skin germs and form an pustule or abscess just like they would on other body surfaces. Healing is promoted by moist heat (improves blood flow) or opening & draining them. Sometimes they require an antibiotic. It is worth a visit but I wouldn't freak about cancer as my first thoght ...Read more

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Hy doctor I checked my stool, in my result pus cells result founded 1-3/hpf, rbc found 0-3hpf and there is no mucous I am very fear about colon cancer?

Hy doctor I checked my stool, in my result pus cells result founded 1-3/hpf, rbc found 0-3hpf and there is no mucous I am very fear about colon cancer?

Need more info: How old are you? Do you have any symptoms? Why was the stool tested? Who ordered the stool Test? It would be prudent to discuss the results with the doctor who ordered the tests. However, if you are under 40 years of age, colon cancer is unlikely.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Stage 4 breast cancer chemo have not worked (4) ran out of medicaid now pus coming out of nipple is it getting worse? Please answer

Stage 4 breast cancer chemo have not worked (4) ran out of medicaid now pus coming out of nipple is it getting worse? Please answer

Possible: It could be disease progression or an infection. You may want to find a nearby county hospital and get seen there as soon as possible to resume your treatment. ...Read more

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1 Morning stool test done.2-3 pus cells. SGOT 62, No blood. Blood test-mild eosinophilia. I have lipomas in my body. Sonography normal. Colon cancer, lipoma?

1 Morning stool test done.2-3 pus cells. SGOT 62, No blood. Blood test-mild eosinophilia. I have lipomas in my body. Sonography normal. Colon cancer, lipoma?

Sketchy information: Not a picture of colon cancer, also not the age, you need a Gastroenterologist to evaluate your condition better and do more comprehensive liver enzymes workup, goodluck ...Read more

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Do painless neck lumps always mean cancer?

Do painless neck lumps always mean cancer?

No: Painless neck lumps are common and very few are cancerous. See your primary care doctor for exam and evaluation. ...Read more

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I have razor lumps on my vag and they are now producing pus. What does that mean?

I have razor lumps on my vag and they are now producing pus. What does that mean?

See Doctor Now: Shaving produces microscopic trauma to the skin, allows any bacteria present to invade hair follicles causing infection (Folliculitis). Infection can spread, produce pus & require antibiotics. Need to bathe with soap/water prior to shaving, use shaving cream or gel to limit trauma, use clean razor & change after 2-3 shaves to prevent recurrence. See doctor now for correct diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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With a mammo with ill marginated focal asymmetry of 3 CM and sono with adenopathies and no lumps at physical examan: still could be brest cancer?

What is the: BIRADS category assigned by the radiologist? That is an estimate of the probability of malignancy, and drives the next steps. Categories 1 and 2 are essentially normal, 3 is probably benign ( ...Read more

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Painless lumps on both sides of neck, from past one month which are growing slowly. Age:22, female. Will that results in cancer. Worried. Please help?

Painless lumps on both sides of neck, from past one month which are growing slowly. Age:22, female. Will that results in cancer. Worried. Please help?

Neck lumps: Most lumps on neck are due to inflamed lymph nodes which most of the time are of benign nature. Infections can cause this type of reaction and they usually resolve on their own or after infection has resolved. Lymph nodes that persist, are hard and do not move need to be checked more closely. If that is the case a visit to the ENT is recommended. ...Read more

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Can you feel lumps in boobs and not have cancer?

Can you feel lumps in boobs and not have cancer?

Yes.: Breasts vary from person to person; they are composed of glandular, fibrous and fatty tissue. Therefore, cancer is not the only type of lump that one can feel in the breast. However, the rule of thumb is, when one feels something, have it examined by an expert: they will feel it, image it, and determine whether or not it is cancer. ...Read more

Pus (Definition)

Pus consists of white blood cells that have "eaten" bacteria and then died. You find pus resulting after an infection has established itself and the pus is a product of the body's immune ...Read more