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Does A Lump Always Mean Cancer
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
No. : The differential diagnosis for a lump in the arm is long indeed, and includes things that can be easily treated as well as things that are life threatening. One thing is for sure....It is not normal to have a mass on your arm. You should see your dr. To be evaluated. Good luck to you. ...Read more
No: A screening mammogram is designed to find cancers that are not palpable; while effective, it can miss 10-15% of breast cancers. If you have a palpable lump, then you need a diagnostic mammogram & ultrasound which will focus in on this lump. Even if these tests are normal, i recommend that you see a breast surgeon for a formal exam, just to be on the safe side. ...Read more
I have weird lump things on the side of my neck when i push down there painless but i thought lumps probably mean I have cancer?
I bet you're fine: Show your physician at your next office visit, or make an appointment if it keep growing, is stony-hard, and/or sticks to surrounding structures. Most young people have several palpable benign lymph nodes in the neck. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Lumps anywhere are either benign or cancerous. Benign lumps in neck are frequently caused by infections in the throat which are common(colds and coughs due to viruses). But cancer can affect the neck lymph nodes or any other organs like thyroid or inside the mouth, which can show up as an enlarged neck nodes. You need to think cancer when the lump is painless and is continuing to grow for >3-4 wk. ...Read more
Can all Abnormal Lumps On the testicle mean cancer ? .
Can A 15 year old cancer ?
nd how did it get there in the first place witout injuring myself?
Get seen now: If it's a new mass in your scrotum and you don't know what it is, get with your physician without delay. Don't try to second-guess odds. ...Read more
Always and never are words we seldom use in medicine. That said, any suspicious lumps should be evaluated and women should faithfully get their age and risk-appropriate screening tests (like mammograms). Better be safe than sorry.
Oh, and go steelers. ...Read more
I asked this question before if you have a lump in your vaginal area does it mean you have cancer. I had a partial hyseteomy I have my overies.?
Usually not: Any mass that persist for more than two weeks needs a check; the most common worrisome item is the very benign but annoying bartholin's cyst. ...Read more
So basically the lump on my left side of neck is like 1 CM or a little bigger ,that means i have cancer ? Its been there for months and is moveable
Probably not cancer: If the neck lump has changed little in one year and is still just over 1 cm, it is probably just a benign(non-malignant) lymph node or a small cyst or lipoma. However, you should have it examined by a medical profession for their opinion. ...Read more
The term means: "new blood vessels". Not sure if this is read from an u/s report, but to answer you question, only a biopsy provides the critical tissue to determine if cancer or not, and if cancer what kind. If the testis is enlarged and this report, i'd get an alph-feto protein and HCG blood test on the way to the or. ...Read more
No: Bronchoscopy has many indications besides evaluation of a lung mass. Sometimes the procedure is done if you are having prolonged cough or coughing up blood. Sometimes the procedure is done to evaluate the size and patency of your airways. Sometimes it is done to retrieve a foreign body that is stuck or aspirated into the lungs (like a coin, tooth, or peanut). ...Read more
Im25 my doc recently informed me I have a mass the size of a grapefruit on my right ovary does this mean cancer i'm worried.?
Had biopsy result of lump in post nasal space. The result said consistent with adenoide tissue. What does this mean? Is it cancer?
No...: From what you have described, there is no mention of cancer. Adenoids are a normal part of the body (which can get enlarged). They are a mass of lymphatic tissue situated posterior to the nasal cavity, in the roof of the nasopharynx, where the nose blends into the throat. This fragment of the report looks fine, but talk to the doctor who did the procedure to confirm that everything looked good. ...Read more
No, but...: It means you really need to see a doctor! your doctor may order an ultrasound to see the lump. If you have a large lump that you can feel, and if it wasn't there before, the only way to know for sure it isn't cancer is to have it biopsied. Please don't let fear of cancer make you wait. It's probably a big cyst, but if it is cancer, the earlier you catch it, the better! take care of yourself! ...Read more
I feel i have a painless lump in my left testicle and the penis size doesn't seem normal.can it mean cancer?
Evaluation: You should be evaluated and have ultrasound and possible biopsy and resection of mass to find the cause of problem. ...Read more
Does new lamp in breast that diagnosed in ultra sound for a women over 60, mean cancer? Lumps in women over 60?
Most not cancer:
Most breast lumps are not cancer. Definitive diagnosis usually needs a biopsy and tissue examination by a pathologist.
See the site given above for more information. ...Read more
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