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I had dreams that more lumps developed in my breasts. What should I do? Mammogram?

I had dreams that more lumps developed in my breasts. What should I do? Mammogram?

See your doctor.: If you are concerned about your breast health -- whether it's pain or a lump or anything -- you should see your doctor to discuss it and for an exam. Your doctor will recommend testing, if necessary, and this may include a mammogram or ultrasound, for example. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Mammogram (Definition)

A mammogram is the "gold standard" screening test for breast cancer. It's well established that yearly 'grams will DX cancers well before they are palpable, leading to earlier diagnoses and saved lives. All experts agree to begin yearly mammograms by age 50; many (including myself) believe the pro's outweigh the con's to begin at 40. Regrettably, less than half of all women ...Read more


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What can I do if I have fibrocystic lumps in my left breast that hurt?

What can I do if I have fibrocystic lumps in my left breast that hurt?

Fibrocystic breasts: Fibrocystic breasts may need help depending on the severity. Sometimes a subcutaneous mastectomy ad reconstruction may be advised. See your general and plastic surgeons. ...Read more

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I have bumps on my breast . I am afraid this might be cancer . I am 17 yrs old and virgin . Does Montgomery glands occur all the times? In teens?

I have bumps on my breast . I am afraid this might be cancer . I am 17 yrs old and virgin  . Does Montgomery glands occur all the times? In teens?

Depends on location.: Montgomery glands are located around the nipple in the areola. Bumps on the skin of the breast might be cysts in the dermal layer. If the lumps are deeper, they could be "fibrocystic change", which tends to be painful with the menstrual cycle. It's best to be seen by your doctor to be sure. But chances are it's NOT cancer, so you don't have to be scared or worried right now. ...Read more

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I have painless lumps in my neck and groin. Had them for a while and they haven't changed size any idea what this could be? And what should I do?

I have painless lumps in my neck and groin. Had them for a while and they haven't changed size   any idea what this could be? And what should I do?

Cervical masses: I would see your doctor about these. While they are very likely nothing, they should be evaluated to make sure. Feel better. ...Read more

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Should i be worried about cancer if i find lumps in my armpit and possibly lumps in my breast?

Should i be worried about cancer if i find lumps in my armpit and possibly lumps in my breast?

Get a medical examin: If you have lumps in the breast or in the armpit, you should get your doctor to examine you. It may or may be something needing medical attention. Leaving it alone is not a wise idea. The solution to the fear/ scare is to seek medical advice and get over the probelm which means act now...Not sit around and worry. Even if it is breast cancer , it is a treatable problem with good results. Good luck. ...Read more

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When i cough i feel it in my right breast. I do have thickening in that breast and have had mam it was ok and us ok. Any ideas?

When i cough i feel it in my right breast. I do have thickening in that breast and have had mam it was ok and us ok. Any ideas?

Breast cancer: thickening on the surface of the breast or felt deep inside if deep the Mammogram and US should have picked the abnormality. The cough is troublesome for you otherwise you did not complain get a chest X ray asap. ...Read more

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Under armpit lump and chills what checkup should I do without making it obvious to my mom that I think I might have cancer. do I have cancer? im 18

Under armpit lump and chills what checkup should I do without making it obvious to my mom that I think I might have cancer. do I have cancer? im 18

Less Likely: I think you should speak to your MOm right away and let her know what is happening to you. There are many other causes of a swollen lymph node in the arm pit (axilla) including and infection that needs treatment with an antibiotic. The less likely cause is a "cancer". Please see your doctor right away and also speak to your Mom. ...Read more

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I had a mammogram done and they told me that in my right breast that I have a nodule that is solid and compacted...But I have pain in my left breast?

I had a mammogram done and they told me that in my right breast that I have a nodule that is solid and compacted...But I have pain in my left breast?

Breast nodule: You will probably need at least a breast sonogram to further evaluate the nodule. Based on the mammographic/sonographic features, the radiologist will assess the probability that it could be cancer, and this will determine whether short interval follow up or biopsy is appropriate. ...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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Why do montgomery glands come out, i never had this problem before n i have a one yr old all of sudden i start to c more n more appear around th areol?

Why do montgomery glands come out, i never had this problem before n i have a one yr old all of sudden i start to c more n more appear around th areol?

Gland appearance: Montgomery glands appear more prominently when a pregnancy has occurred, is present , or was recently completed caused by the hormonal changes. ...Read more

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If my breasts naturally feel lumpy and bumpy all over, how am I supposed to tell what would be breast cancer? 33 yrs old so no yearly mammograms yet.

If my breasts naturally feel lumpy and bumpy all over, how am I supposed to tell what would be breast cancer? 33 yrs old so no yearly mammograms yet.

Dominant mass: This is a very common situation. Any dominant mass -- one that is clearly different from the others, perhaps notably larger, harder, fixed to the skin or chest wall -- is the one to bring to your physician. ...Read more

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I have rather big lumps in both of my breasts. I've had them since I was a teenager, so I never thought anything about them. Is that normal?

I have rather big lumps in both of my breasts. I've had them since I was a teenager, so I never thought anything about them. Is that normal?

Breast exam: An examination is needed to determine what might be happening. Your doctor can do a breast exam and refer you for a mammogram if needed. One should never assume that a breast mass is normal until it has been thoroughly evaluated. ...Read more

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The areola on my right breast is puffy. It is not sore and I can not feel any lumps. I am 50 years old and in perimenopause. I had a mammogram 5 month?

The areola on my right breast is puffy. It is not sore and I can not feel any lumps. I am 50 years old and in perimenopause. I had a mammogram 5 month?

Not to ignore: B"sd not to be ignored - even if you had your mammogram last week. With a negative mammogram a cancer is unlikely but any change in the breast as you described should be brought to medical attention. It is not an emergency, so you could wait a week and if it goes away should probably just maintain routine breast health surveillance. ...Read more

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I have a lump under my right armpit and I get chills do I have cancer? Im 18 what test should I do without making t obvious that im looking for cancer

I have a lump under my right armpit and I get chills do I have cancer? Im 18 what test should I do without making t obvious that im looking for cancer

Tell your doctor: There are plenty of causes for lumps in the armpit that are not cancerous. See your doctor, let them take a look at it. It could be a swollen lymph node from a viral or bacterial illness (reactive lymphadenopathy) - if you have an infection then "chills" are also quite common.Don't panic and drive yourself crazy. See your doctor so that they can help figure out what it is and help ease your mind ...Read more

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Cani get breast imaging if I am pregnant? I am four months pregnant and just found a lump in my breast that needs to be checked out. Are there any tests or treatments I should know about that could hurt my unborn child?

Cani get breast imaging if I am pregnant? I am four months pregnant and just found a lump in my breast that needs to be checked out. Are there any tests or treatments I should know about that could hurt my unborn child?

GET IT CHECKED OUT.: While many women get "bumpy breasts" while pregnant (from developing milk glands) they can also still find cancers. You should absolutely see your obstetrician or family doctor. They could send you for a mammogram (very very low dose to fetus) or ultrasound. ...Read more

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