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Hard and solid lump under my right nipple. Is this breast cancer?

Hard and solid lump under my right nipple. Is this breast cancer?

Could be. see MD now: Absolutely, it is possible to be a cancer. Need to see your doctor. You doctor can examine the lump-and further tests would need to be done accordingly that would include- mammogram/sonogram and biopsy of the lump. Please see your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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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


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Lump in right breast I am three weeks from my due date and found a small hard ball like lump in my right breast right next to my nipple. I am hoping it is just an infected glan and not breast cancer. Any way to find out before giving birth because I do de

Lump in right breast I am three weeks from my due date and found a small hard ball like lump in my right breast right next to my nipple. I am hoping it is just an infected glan and not breast cancer. Any way to find out before giving birth because I do de

Ultrasound: I would obtain an ultrasound. I would never assume a lump is a 'plugged milk duct'. Pregnant women are treated the same as those who are not pregnant. Especially so close to due date, even a mammogram could be done if absolutely necessary. ...Read more

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What r the signs of breast cancer since i feel one lump right under my nipples is that normal?

What r the signs of breast cancer since i feel one lump right under my nipples is that normal?

Needs follow-up: While a lump may be benign (a cyst, a fibroadenoma), cancer needs to be ruled out. Breast cancer most often presents as a painless lump in the breast. You should see your doctor and get a mammogram and likely an ultrasound. This may require a biopsy. ...Read more

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Worried could have breast cancer. Some clear liquid sometimes when nipple squeezed. No lumps or pain. Am 34. Could it be sign of cancer?

Worried could have breast cancer. Some clear liquid sometimes when nipple squeezed. No lumps or pain. Am 34. Could it be sign of cancer?

Can't say but the-: -best thing 2 do is 2 C Ur GYN & B examined. A swab of the fluid can B looked @ the lab 4 abnormal cells. Also a hands on exam will help. ...Read more

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If a man gets breast cancer, does he first have to have a lump of non-cancerours breast gland material under the nipple (that later turns cancerous?)?

If a man gets breast cancer, does he first have to have a lump of non-cancerours breast gland material under the nipple (that later turns cancerous?)?

No: All men have breast tissue, yet this tissue may not be palpable as a defined lump under the nipple. Breast cancer begins at a microscopic level and does not require palpable breast tissue in order to form. Some men have a condition where there is pathologic enlargement of their breast tissue--gynecomastia. Although controversial, this does seem to predispose one to breast cancer. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Lump under arm and sore nipple could this be a sigh of breast cancer?

Sore nipple: Possibly. You should be evaluated asap by your doctor to rule out a malignancy. ...Read more

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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


Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more