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I have had a breast lump for over a year. Should it be removed?

I have had a breast lump for over a year. Should it be removed?

Not always: But it needs to be checked! you should have a physical examination, mammography, and most likely an ultrasound. Then you and your physician can make an adequate plan. Don't delay any longer - get it checked! ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Lump (Definition)

Breast lump describes any lump found in the breast. A breast lump may be something benign, such as a small cyst, or something serious, ...Read more


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Is it true that breast lump or tumor have been in your breast for a year or two and a mammogram can see them?

Is it true that breast lump or tumor have been in your breast for a year or two and a mammogram can see them?

Yes, even longer: Yes, actually breast cancer begins as a single cell and probably requires 10 years of growth to become approximately 1 cm in size. This is when it will first be revealed during an exam by the doctor. While a mammogram may pick it up slightly sooner it is certainly the fact that the mass has been there for many years prior to its discovery with mammographic imaging. ...Read more

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I have a breast lump on the outer right, by the year 2009 I have undergone mammogram and found out the size was 4/4/10mm. Is there any cure for this?

I have a breast lump on the outer right, by the year  2009 I have undergone  mammogram and found out the size was 4/4/10mm. Is there any cure for this?

I'm not exactly: sure what the question is asking. Is there an enlarging breast lump? It needs to be evaluated by your doctor. Was it only seen on the 2009 mammo? Was there any follow-up? ...Read more

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Breast lump in a 16 year old female, could this be cancer?

Breast lump in a 16 year old female, could this be cancer?

Not likely: Although possible, breast cancer is rare in premenopausal women, and it is extremely, extremely rare in teenagers. More likely, the lump is some active breast tissue in the maturing breast, or a benign mass, such as a fibroadenoma or fibrocystic disease. For reassurance, you should see your primary care physician; if he/she is concerned, referral to a general surgeon would be in order. ...Read more

Excise (Definition)

To surgically remove an organ or body part or tissue. This is done with ...Read more