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Hi I have a hard lump over my right nibble could it be cancer thanks?

Hi I have a hard lump over my right nibble could it be cancer thanks?

Possible: it could be that, but it could also be a cyst or other benign breast issue. Only way to know for sure is to have the area examined. ...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


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Hard dime sized lump on head could it be cancer?

Hard dime sized lump on head could it be cancer?

Depends: It can be but doesn't have to be. Please see your doctor for an exam and evaluation. ...Read more

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Breat cancer lumps are typically hard and not moveable right?

Breat cancer lumps are typically hard and not moveable right?

Not at first: Most breast cancers are now detected with mammograms or other imaging rather than physical examination; they are too small to be able to feel. When cancers grow, they generally become hard lumps, but these may still be moveable. When the cancer is more advanced, it can become fixed to the chest muscles and become immobile. ...Read more

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It's true that for a lump in your neck to be cancer related has to be hard if its jelly or soft no worries right?

It's true that for a lump in your neck to be cancer related has to be hard if its jelly or soft no worries right?

Pretty much: Stony-hard or rubber-tire masses, or masses fixed to surrounding structure or growing preposterously need to be checked for cancer. All young people have a few palpable lymph nodes. ...Read more

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I have a hard, moveable, painless lump on the left side of my neck, and it changes size. Should I be concerned about cancer?

I have a hard, moveable, painless lump on the left side of my neck, and it changes size. Should I be concerned about cancer?

Unlikely cancer: If "changes size" means it gets smaller and larger then this is unlikely cancer. If a painless lump continues to get larger then that is concerning. If you are concerned, please have this looked at. ...Read more

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My GF has a small lump under her chin right in the middle. It's firm, does not move and has no pain. She is worried it's cancer?

My GF has a small lump under her chin right in the middle. It's firm, does not move and has no pain. She is worried it's cancer?

See MD: Area involved may be nothing more than an infected lymph node, associated with a skin irritation or infection. There may also be a dental infection. At any rate the patient should be seen by her doctor to determine what if anything needs to be done. At least have the area measured, maybe an ultrasound and a check of her neck and thyroid. Do not take chances. ...Read more

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I recently found a hard lump on my hard palatial, should I be worried it's cancer? I'm waiting to get a biopsy don't but while I wait I'm worried sic

I recently found a hard lump on my hard palatial, should I be worried it's cancer? I'm waiting to get a biopsy don't but while I wait I'm worried sic

How old are you?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. We need age, country or state, and gender. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, and we expect it of you, too! ...Read more