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Does A Lump Always Mean Cancer
No: Many lumps are not due to cancer but due to simple reasons like infections (swollen lymph nodes, abscesses), trauma (blood collections), lipomas (fatty tumors). Lumps which keep growing over time need to be checked by a doctor and appropriate testing should be done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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