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Does A Breast Cancer Lump Hurt
Not usually: Pain is not a common presenting symptom in patients with breast cancer. Though it can be, it is not common. A tender lump could be a cyst, or (also uncommon) an infection (more common in breastfeeding patients). Definitely a good idea to see your dr and have an exam, find out if you need any imaging done, . ...Read more
Breast Cancer (Female) (Definition)
Breast cancer results when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. The growth occurs initially inside the ducts but eventually breaks outside into the breast tissue and ultimately spreads both to the lymph nodes in the armpit and via the bloodstream to other parts of the body. Because of the promoting affect of estrogen almost all breast cancer occurs in women and is a rarity in men. The unregulated growth is due to both inherited and acquired genetic defects. It is the most common malignancy in women but it often curable if found early and treated effectively with surgery, hormonal therapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapy, or a combination thereof. Early detection before the malignancy becomes large enough to be felt depends on mammography/sonography and MRI imaging of the breast on an annual basis. ...Read more
I'm not sure if I have breast cancer or some else. I do feel lumps in them and it kinda hurts when I touch them. So I'm scared?
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
I discovered a lump in the center of my armpit about a week ago. It doesn't hurt or anything, but I'm worried about it. Could it be breast cancer?
I have a lump rite at the dark spot on my nipple and I popped it and clear liquid came out? It hurts a lot. Should I be worried about breast cancer?
Not cancer: Cancer of the breast is detected as a firm lesion on palpation or clustered microCa representing DCIS on mammogram. A dark spot on the nipple probably represents a small clotted area from the nipple. The latter is the confluence of milk ducts of the breast terminating as the nipple. Fluid evaporates every day from the nipple and if clotted and the latter then removed, fluid will drain . ...Read more
It is harder than yo: It would feel harder than your breast is. Most often you can roll it under the flat part of your hand's fingers. If you are suspicious, get a physician to check you and show you how to feel for it. If there is a lump you should immediately consult your doctor for further evaluation and make sure that it is not cancerous. ...Read more
Depends: Breast cancer can be diagnosed with a not palpable (not able to be felt) abnormality seen on mammogram to a large palpable (able to be felt by a patient or physician) to an obvious mass growing through the skin. This spectrum of presentation can make the diagnosis difficult. See your physician immediately if there are questions. ...Read more
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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