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Is it normal for a breast lump to be noticeable but flat?

Sometimes: Breast lumps are often just prominent normal breast tissue and these can feel somewhat "flat" to palpation. Any suspicious mass needs to be correlated with a mammogram and ultrasound. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Lump (Definition)

A breast lump is a mass that can be felt within the breast on physical examination. Most turn out to be benign, a smaller ...Read more


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Is it possible that a painful breast lump just be normal breast tissue?

Is it possible that a painful breast lump just be normal breast tissue?

See a Doctor: Any new lump in the breast should be a cause for concern, best handled by seeing your gyne or primary care doctor. While most cancers are not painful, it is not a reliable finding. Hopefully, your doctor will be able to alleviate your concern or refer you to a breast center/surgeon for definitive evaluation. I hope its a false alarm--good luck. ...Read more

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After finding a breast lump, i had a blood test that came back normal. Is it still possible to have breast cancer?

After finding a breast lump, i had a blood test that came back normal. Is it still possible to have breast cancer?

Yes! Yes! Yes!: There is not a blood test to detect breast cancer. If there is an abnormal lump, you need a mammogram and ultrasound and then a biopsy to make a diagnosis. Only a biopsy, which is taking a sample of the lump, can determine if you do or do not have breast cancer. A biopsy can be done with a needle and results obtained in 24-72hours. See a breast specialist for evaluation-do not delay! ...Read more

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Breast lump upper outer quad feels long&curved feels like swollen vein. soft in shower, Dr says normal glandr tissue. Can br. tissue feel like this?

Breast lump upper outer quad feels long&curved feels like swollen vein. soft in shower,  Dr says normal glandr tissue. Can br. tissue feel like this?

Mondors disease: The breast findings you describe fits into the description of Mondors disease of the breast, a rare benign breast condition characterized by thrombophlebitis of the superficial/subcutaneous veins of the chest wall. Incidence rate is 0.5-0.8% The patient usually presents with a painful breast (cord-like) mass. There may be overlying skin erythema noted. ...Read more

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After finding a breast lump, i had a blood test that came back with normal blood count, is it still a possibility to have breast cancer?

After finding a breast lump, i had a blood test that came back with normal blood count, is it still a possibility to have breast cancer?

Blood tests don't he: No blood tests would help to diagnose breast cancer. The only way to diagnose cancer is biopsy of the lump once it is confirmed to be real on an x-ray(mammogram). So you are advised to find a doctor who knows how to investigate a lump in breast , which most dcotors do. But a physical exam is the first step in order to decide if an x-ray or ultrasound is needed. Any palpable lump requires biopsy. ...Read more

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What should a breast lump feel like?

"Different": Feeling for a lump in an organ that by it's very nature is lumpy-bumpy can be very confusing; usually, it's not a question of whether you can find a lump as much as how many. However, cancers often feel distinctly different than normal breast tissue: rock-hard (like it is made of concrete rather than rubber), 3-dimensionally round (rather than pancake- or cigar-shaped), and fixed w/in the breast. ...Read more

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What things could cause a breast lump?

What things could cause a breast lump?

Benign or malignant: If you feel a breast lump or mass you should get it taken care of. You should get a referral to a doctor who specializes in breast disease the best doctor would be a breast surgeon you need to have a history and exam and mammogram and or breast ultrasound and probably need a biopsy. ...Read more

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How will I know if I have breast lump?

How will I know if I have breast lump?

Self-examination: Tara-that is often a very difficult thing to determine for patient and doctor, since the breast by it's very nature is a very "lumpy-bumpy" organ. If you perform self-examination, you will be more likely to identify any new lump, which should prompt a visit to your doctor. If they share your concern, they will send you to a breast specialist and may order tests such as an ultrasound+/-mammogram. ...Read more

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How do I remove a 4cm size breast lump?

How do I remove a 4cm size breast lump?

Lumpectomy is a...: ...Minor outpatient operation often performed under twilight anesthesia. Important considerations include the type of lump (benign vs malignant), its location in the breast, & the size of the lump relative to the breast. Oncoplastic surgery involves applying plastic surgical approaches to cancer surgery to reach the most aesthetic results. Be sure and ask your surgeon about this. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a breast lump?

Palpable mass: No symptoms, just a palpable mass. You feel a mass. ...Read more

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My Friend is experiencing breast lump.

My Friend is experiencing  breast lump.

Evaluation: There is a good chance that it might not be cancer but it is certainly important to get it checked and provide more information to the physician. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a breast lump.?

Describe the features of a breast lump.?

"Different": A breast lump is best defined as breast tissue that feels distinctly different than one's normal breast. Many lumps are just variants of normal "lumpy-bumpy" breast tissue, or could represent a cyst; however, some may represent a tumor, which could be benign or malignant. Malignant tumors tend to be rock-hard, non-mobile, occasionally with overlying skin changes. Bottom line: new lump=see dr. ...Read more

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I found a breast lump. What should I do?

I found a breast lump. What should I do?

Lump: Call your doctor; if ovre age 35 get a mammogram and ultrasound, if under get an ultrasound. Surgeon referral can follow if needed or if surgeon performs diagnostic ultrasound can go there first. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about a breast lump?

Should I be worried about a breast lump?

Yes: Have an exam by your primary care doctor. Mammogram and us are also needed. ...Read more

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What's the upshot of getting breast lump?

What's the upshot of getting breast lump?

Definitive Diagnosis: Any new lump in the breast should prompt physician evaluation. Based upon examination findings, your doctor may order tests such as an ultrasound+/-mammogram, and refer you to a breast specialist. If the lump is suspicious, a simple needle biopsy may be performed under local anesthesia in the office for definitive diagnosis. If the lump is deemed non-suspicious, short-term follow-up is advised. ...Read more

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When you find a breast lump what do I do?

When you find a breast lump what do I do?

Breast lump: If you feel a dominant lump in the breast, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Most are benign, often cysts especially if tender, but some may be malignant and this needs to be excluded. ...Read more

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How can you tell if a breast lump is serious?

How can you tell if a breast lump is serious?

Go to your doctor: The best way to know whether a breast lump is serious is to have your doctor evaluate it and order the appropriate studies. ...Read more

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