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Does 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
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
Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining the lesion. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
34 yr old female found lump in left armpit in middle at bend. Hurt. Gotten smaller but still there 2 weeks later. Hurts a little, scared Cancer?
Evaluation: You should see your doctor to be evaluated and treated it could be infection. ...Read more
I have a lump that is VERY painful to even gently touch in my armpit it hurts A LOT and I don't know what it is I'm worried about cancer but idk ?
I bite my inside bottom lip sometimes, there are 2 lumps when I do that are enjoyable to chew, just a habit, doesn't hurt but I've read it causes cancer?
Chronic trauma: Chronic trauma and inflammation may predispose to excessive tissue reaction that may promote cancer, though the risk is small. More important is the possibility of the bite site getting infected and the infection spreading to other organs. You may wish to consult your dentist for a "mouth guard" that would preclude biting. ...Read more
I have a lump/knot on the left size of my neck, it does hurt be it's worrying me. I had blood work done about 3 weeks ago and everything was good. Could this lump/knot be cancer?
Follow up with doc: If it doesn't get smaller and go away or continues getting bigger, especially if it is hard, firm, and immobile, it makes sense to think about biopsying it for your peace of mind. If you and your doctor decide to do this, a referral to an Otolaryngologist or Ears Nose and Throat surgeon would be a good idea. If you have had a recent viral infection or sore throat, that may be the cause. ...Read more
I have lump under my neck, i can feel it, it doesn't hurt, but, i'm just scared about it. three years ago i've checked about this with a doc and he said that it was normal,but, until now, 2017, that lump doesn't disappear. is it cancer ?
I have this wierd lump close to my knee. It does not itch, but hurts at touch. What is it? I am worried. Could it be a tumor or cancer?
It could be any: Any things, you have to go and checked out, doctor will tell you what are they and recommend the treatment for them. ...Read more
Small 3/8" scab-lump on scalp won't heal. Been there over 6 months. Does not change in size or hurt. Just won't go away. Afraid its cancer?
Scalp lump: Most skin conditions like this should be evaluated by a physician. In sun exposed areas, tissue damage results in changes in the nature and texture of the skin, including benign things like seborrheic keratosis, but also skin cancers like basal and squamous cell tumors. A biopsy always takes guesswork out of the equation. ...Read more
hard lump on my ribs hard like bone on top of my ribs doesn't move at all sometimes kinda hurts to touch...do you know if this could be cancer?
I have a lump under left armpit, dr thinks it's only a cyst i go for test tomorrow, it's painful could this be cancer some say cancer doesn't hurt?
You are right: Cancer commonly is a painless bump/lump. But some tumors can be tender. Armpit is prone to get infection in the hair follicles which can produce a red, tender painful lump but it usually settles down in one to two weeks. Breast cancer, of course can spread to the lymph nodes of the armpit and produce a firm, painless lump there. That is what you need to be sure about. ...Read more
Hard lump on bone in armpit. It doesn't hurt but it's been there for 4-6 months could I have cancer?
My husbands scrotum always hurts sumtimes really painful he found a mass not cancer cos it moves like. Gel help?
The scrotum: Is external, the contents, testes, epidiymus, spermatic cord or inside. Your doctor might be sufficient to determine if he needs to see the urologsit, a specialist. Pain needs to be discerned as inside or outside the scrotum. ...Read more
I was feeling my boobs recently and i felt a lump one just the left one. It kinda hurt/ it's sore could it be cancer?
Yes, but not likely.: Breast tumors can often present exactly that way, especially in young women who do not get routine mammograms. On the other hand, women who are menstruating often have tender lumps that come and go with the menstrual cycle. If your lump has persisted more than a month, i would definitely show it to an expert. ...Read more
Palpable armpit lump 10 days now. Started painful and red. Doesn't hurt now but still there .healthy otherwise.cancer?
The other day when i was showering i noticed a lump on the inside of my vagina lips.. It hurts to touch. Is it cancer? How did i get it?
NO: Most likely you have infected cyst ( bartholin's cyst ) ask your parents to take you to the doctor. ...Read more
I have a lump in my breast. It hurts when palpated. My dr wants to watch it for a month but if it's cancer won't It spread alot by then??
I have a lump in between my breast I noticed that when I touch it because you can't see it. it hurts and it seems to be big can it be cancer ?
See a doctor: Between your breast is a bony structure called sternum. Any lump you feel must be checked by a doctor. ...Read more
I have a small movable ball of a lump in my neck, only felt when you press under my adam's apple in the center, and it hurts, possibly not cancer?
Probable thyroid: Directly under the adam's apple is the cricoid cartilage which can be felt as a firm lump. However there is also an extension of the thyroid, the pyramidal lobe, in which nodules can form. As both will move up and down with swallowing it can be hard to tell them apart. Suggest you see md. ...Read more
Hard pea size lump in top right area of abdomen(under ribs), doesn't hurt but when i jog, i can feel what seems like a side stich...Chance of cancer?
Hello I am worried a have a bump/ lump on my forehead I can see it from time to time it doesn't hurt but I'm scared that it will keep growing &cancer?
Skin bumps: At your age skin cancers are very rare. But several benign things like cysts, adnexal tumors and such are fairly common. Waxing and waning may suggest a cyst or some type of urticaria like reaction. If it becomes persistent then you should have it checked out. ...Read more
I found a lump below right side of jawline 3 weeks ago. Today I went to doctor, he checked & told me it is 5mm, semi-hard but movable. He asked me to wait for 1 month & return if it grows. It hurts only you press hard. I'm stressed. Can it be cancer?
Possible lymph: node reaction to something. What is your oral health like? See a dentist asap to rule out a problem originating from the mouth. ...Read more
I have lumps in the breast and my breast, shoulder and back hurt. The pain seemed to come on suddenly. Is this cancer?
Probably not: Breast cancer in a 20 year old would be exceedingly rare. You discuss your concerns with your friendly primary care physician. ...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?
Breast Lump: Breast lumps are a common problem and most are non-cancerous . I would follow up with your doctor to have your breast evaluated to rule out breast cancer as early detection is key. ...Read more
Brother found boney lump at end of sternum. It doesn't hurt, he feels fine but worried it could be cancer. His xray shows nothing. Your opinion?
Normal: We all have a bony process at the end of the sternum, called xiphoid process. You may Google xiphoid process to see pictures. ...Read more
M/22. Have a long lump in lower right abdomen. Not visible, doesn't hurt, and is movable and gurgles when pressed. Is this colon or appendix cancer?
Neither: It is highly unlikely that you have either appendix or colon cancer. You are probably pressing on the cecum and ascending colon the liquid stool is making the sound. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. ...Read more