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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

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


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I've found lump in left breast hard not completly round and lumps under my arm also have discharge in nipple. Chances this is breast cancer?

I've found lump in left breast hard not completly round and lumps under my arm also have discharge in nipple. Chances this is breast cancer?

Can't provide you: With a statistical response. But would encourage you to have this medically evaluated promptly. ...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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How can you tell a normal lump under a guy's nipple vs. A symptom of male breast cancer?

How can you tell a normal lump under a guy's nipple vs. A symptom of male breast cancer?

See your doctor: You will need an exam by a health professional and an ultrasound to know for sure. ...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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What to do if I have a lump in my breast/nipples! Do I have breast cancer?

What to do if I have a lump in my breast/nipples! Do I have breast cancer?

Probably not: M: most lumps in the breast are actually not cancerous, but I definitely advise that you call this to your doctor's attention so that appropriate testing can be done. You will need at least a sonogram and mammogram to check out the lump areas. If you have many lumps, that is also a good sign that it is likely not cancer. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have breast cancer without lumps? Can other things factor into it such as indentation, nipple changes, etc.?

Is it possible to have breast cancer without lumps? Can other things factor into it such as indentation, nipple changes, etc.?

Breast cancer: Yes, lumps do not have to be present. All of the things you mentioned are possible signs or symptoms of breast cancer or other changes in the breast. ...Read more

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Breast lump under nipple in 14 yr old male, could I have breast cancer?

Breast lump under nipple in 14 yr old male, could I have breast cancer?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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Breasts itching daily. Nipple sometimes worse than rest of breasts but now everywhere. Lumps prev. Found & ruled cysts. Breast cancer runs in family.

Breasts itching daily. Nipple sometimes worse than rest of breasts but now everywhere. Lumps prev. Found & ruled cysts. Breast cancer runs in family.

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, and physical examination. You may try changing your bra to a natural material. You may also try going without the bra on the weekends to see if that makes a difference.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I am 20yrs old female. I have a compressible axillary lump since 1 year, sometimes I have nipple inversion also. No family history of breast cancer?

I am 20yrs old female. I have a compressible axillary lump since 1 year, sometimes I have nipple inversion also. No family history of breast cancer?

A picture's worth...: 1-nipple inversion assc w/cancer is usually permanent, such that the nipple cannot be everted w/o difficulty. If it is everted some days, inverted others, it is usually not concerning. 2-a compressible mass in the axilla is usually a lipoma or ectopic axillary breast tissue. However... An exam is necessary to be certain. Best to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Do I need to go to the doctor to get this lump checked? Lump under my nipple, is this from the tanning bed or do I have breast cancer?

Do I need to go to the doctor to get this lump checked? Lump under my nipple, is this from the tanning bed or do I have breast cancer?

Would get checked: If you have never noticed it before, a new lump under thenipple should be checked. In a young age group, an ultrasound +/- biopsy would be able to clarify it for you quickly. ...Read more

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Six months post using a breast pump, my nipples look darker and have purple areas in them; one is darker than the other. Prior to pumping, they were always inverted. There is no scaliness, itch, warmth, or lump. Could it be breast cancer?

Six months post using a breast pump, my nipples look darker and have purple areas in them; one is darker than the other. Prior to pumping, they were always inverted. There is no scaliness, itch, warmth, or lump. Could it be breast cancer?

Dark aereolae: During and following pregnancy the area around your nipples which is called the aereola tends to darken. They remain dark during breast feeding but will lighten up but not completely when you stop. This is a normal phenomenon and is not a sign of breast cancer. ...Read more

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Large painful lump near nipple. Waiting for mammogram. Night sweats, fever for 10 days. What are the chances this Is breast cancer. Can't sleep?

Large painful lump near nipple. Waiting for mammogram. Night sweats, fever for 10 days. What are the chances this Is breast cancer. Can't sleep?

Breast abscess?: If you are breastfeeding, it maybe a breast abscess. Symptoms include painful local swelling + breast lump, redness & tenderness of the breast. In non-lactating women subareolar breast abscess may develop representing an infected lump just under the areola. Inflammatory breast cancer is much less likely, but you should definitely get an ultrasound and possibly a mammogram (if not breastfeeding). ...Read more

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.My mum had breast cancer at 35.My aunty had cervical cancer early 30s she had it 3 times. I have got pimple with fluid and lump under the nipple sore?

.My mum had breast cancer at 35.My aunty had cervical cancer early 30s she had it 3 times. I have got pimple with fluid and lump under the nipple sore?

Go to see MD: You should see your doctor to get yourself checked. Mammogram an ultrasound of the breast likely be needed to further evaluate the breast lump. It may be a cyst/fibrocystic disease of the breast- however due to your significant history of cancer in the family- it is definitely needed to be checked. Also discuss with your mother - the need for her to get a genetic testing for brca 1 and 2. ...Read more

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With reference to breast cancer, if a solid lump is present in the armpit area (lymph node), does it matter if it is itchy or not?

With reference to breast cancer, if a solid lump is present in the armpit area (lymph node), does it matter if it is itchy or not?

Go see your doctor: If a solid lump is present in your axilla (the arm pit area), it does not matter if it is itchy or not, you need to go see your doctor right away for an evaluation. Breast cancer tends to travel to the axilla, but other cancer can also present as a solid lump in the armpit too, such as lymphoma. ...Read more

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What do lumps in the chest mean? Gynecomastia or breast cancer?

What do lumps in the chest mean? Gynecomastia or breast cancer?

Either: Masses in the chest could be gynecomastia or breast cancer. Best to be evaluated by your physician for diagnosis and treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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My friend has stomach pains, nose bleeds, coughing up blood, fainting, bruises and small lumps on her chest. Can this be lung/breast Cancer?

My friend has stomach pains, nose bleeds, coughing up blood, fainting, bruises and small lumps on her chest. Can this be lung/breast Cancer?

Doctors appointment: I don't think we should answer if this a sign of cancer, but we should get your friend to her doctor for a full evaluation for causes of her symptons. Don't have her delay the visit. ...Read more

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Does pressing breasts hard or normally pressing them n sucking on nipples cause breast cancer?

Does pressing breasts hard or normally pressing them n sucking on nipples cause breast cancer?

No: Breast tissue is susceptible to injury as any tissue in the body is if there is sufficient trauma. This can manifest with similar symptoms to breast cancer on occasion (lumps, pain, bruising, etc). However, pressing on the breast and nipple-sucking (even if traumatic) does not cause breast cancer. ...Read more

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Might having a bump on you nipple mean you have breast cancer?

Might having a bump on you nipple mean you have breast cancer?

Not likely: But it depends on size and appearance of bump. A condition called paget's disease is an abnormal nipple that is really cancer. It is really impossible to say without looking at it. So go see a doctor who can tell you for sure. ...Read more

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Under my nipple my breast is sore to the touch and I mean hard to wear bra or anything. I have had a hyst. In 2008 so I know it could it be a sign of cancer my aunt had breast cancer and my mom cervical cancer

Under my nipple my breast is sore to the touch and I mean hard to wear bra or anything. I have had a hyst. In 2008 so I know it could it be a sign of cancer my aunt had breast cancer and my mom cervical cancer

Hello.: Hello. First off, I want to let you know that I cannot tell you the reason for your nipple soreness. A common reason for nipple pain is skin abrasion from friction. This can be due to a bra that doesn’t fit well or physical activity with a bra that is not adequately supportive or physical activity (like bouncing) without a bra. It doesn't really sound like this, since you were specific that the pain is deep to the nipple if this were the cause it should clear up within a couple of days. Other causes can be an abscess, infection of the duct, inflammation of the duct or possibly cancer. If you have redness, heat, swelling, a lump, bloody nipple discharge, fever or chills or the skin is cracking, then you should contact your doctor now. Take care. ...Read more

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24, felt hard lump under right Breast feels hard like a bone am quite slim is it possible it is a rib bone or more serious like breast cancer lump?

24, felt hard lump under right Breast feels hard like a bone am quite slim is it possible it is a rib bone or more serious like breast cancer lump?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to know what you may be feeling. It would be prudent to see your doctor, even though the risk of your having breast cancer is very low.
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, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Besides breast cancer/lymphoma, what else causes a hard, immovable, non-tender lump under collarbone in area of infraclavicular node on left side? Thx

Besides breast cancer/lymphoma, what else causes a hard, immovable, non-tender lump under collarbone in area of infraclavicular node on left side? Thx

Many things: Infection, cyst, benign tumor, bruise/bleed; most lumps are not cancer, but masses that are cancer in general continue to grow with time. If you are over 40, I would recommend you should be having annual mammography, regardless of whether you have an infraclavicular mass. Pay attention to this mass, and you should try to see your physician regarding this. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Definition)

Occurs when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. 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 ...Read more


Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Breast Carcinoma (Definition)

Most breast cancers are carcinomas. This is a type of breast cancer. These cancers start in the cells that line organs and tissues. In fact, breast cancers are often a type of carcinoma called adenocarcinoma, which starts in cells that make glands (glandular tissue). Breast adenocarcinomas start in the ducts (the milk ducts) or ...Read more