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Could you tell me if the small lump on my testicle is cancerous, can it be easily removed?

Could you tell me if the small lump on my testicle is cancerous, can it be easily removed?

Yes: If cancerous can easily be removed. Entire testicle may well need to be removed if it is cancer. You could always have a testicular prosthesis to replace a removed testis if cosmetic appearance of 2 testes is important. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Hard gape size bump on berate and arm.... Brest cancer? What could it be.

Hard gape size bump on berate and arm.... Brest cancer? What could it be.

Get it checked: If you feel a lump under your arm or in your breast you should get it checked by your doctor and get a referral to a breast specialist. ...Read more

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What to do if i found a tiny bumb on my collar bone could it be cancer?

What to do if i found a tiny bumb on my collar bone could it be cancer?

Very unlikely, check: Many of us have various lumps and bumps that have been present for a long time and we're not aware of them, until something happens to bring our attention there -- someone else points it out, you bruise the area, you have pain. We always assume it's NEW, but may have been there a long time. Bumps on the collarbone may be extra bone, muscle, scar, or a lump in the fat or skin. See a Dr. for exam ...Read more

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What can I do if my mom has a soft tissue mass on the back of her neck is this most likely benign?

What can I do if my mom has a soft tissue mass on the back of her neck is this most likely benign?

May or may not be: She needs to have it checked by a doctor. Without a medical examination, your guess is as bad as anyone else's. A benign growth typically does not grow...So if it is getting bigger, then a medical check up is essential before it gets out of control. ...Read more

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Doctors found a calcified lump thats 3 inchs big in my body through xray. They say its to high to be on my ovary but hard to tell. Could it b cancer?

Doctors found a calcified lump thats 3 inchs big in my body through xray. They say its to high to be on my ovary but hard to tell. Could it b cancer?

Lump: A calcified lump could represent a cancerous growth, however, it may not. A ct scan or MRI of the abdomen and/or pelvis would show the origin of the mass. A needle biopsy via ct scan may also be in order. ...Read more

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Ultrasound says a suspicious mass in my breast. It's fixed and bumpy, can move skin around it but not the mass. What are the chances this is Cancer?

Ultrasound says a suspicious mass in my breast. It's fixed and bumpy, can move skin around it but not the mass. What are the chances this is Cancer?

More: information about the specific ultrasound characteristics are needed. By definition, a lesion characterized as "suspicious" carries a 3-95% chance of malignancy(BIRADS category 4). This is a broad range, which can be narrowed down if all of the sonographic features are taken into account. It sounds like this will need a needle biopsy to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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The doctor found a mass just under my liver what could that be?

The doctor found a mass just under my liver what could that be?

Lots of things: Anything from a Riedel's lobe to an impaction in the colon to a benign or dangerous tumor to a swollen gall-bladder to a well-developed ab muscle in your six-pack -- the latter's fairly common. Best wishes, and I hope the imaging finds something innocuous. ...Read more

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What does a lump on the side of my neck mean? Could it be cancerous?

What does a lump on the side of my neck mean? Could it be cancerous?

Lump on neck: A lump in the neck is a lymph node. It can be enlarged due to infection, like a sore throat. Or it can be enlarged due to cancer. If it has been there for more than 2 weeks you need to see a ENT doc for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my rib cage. It's a rubbery ball that moves with the skin. I know it could be a cyst or lipoma but what are the chances of cancer?

See your doc: You are right, a cyst or a lipoma would be the more common than a malignant tumor. You should tell your friendly primary care physician about this new mass. ...Read more

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What is a nodule on the lung and will it cause coughing?

What is a nodule on the lung and will it cause coughing?

Pathology: It is lung pathology. Should be assessed by MD. Some can cause coughing. Follow up with MD. Important. ...Read more

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A small lump on the left side of stomach for : years now. Have unltsound said not fatty tissue? What can it be

A small lump on the left side of stomach for : years now. Have unltsound said not fatty tissue? What can it be

Abdominal mass: How are we to guess as to the result of your Ultrasound. Isn't the doctor who ordered your ultrasound the better source of information? Please speak to your doctor or at least obtain the Ultrasound reading. ...Read more

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Huge large marble size cyst on mid left cheek. Doctor wants to remove it but could it possibly hit my facial nerve and cause paralyzes?

Huge large marble size cyst on mid left cheek. Doctor wants to remove it but could it possibly hit my facial nerve and cause paralyzes?

Unlikely: All your questions regarding this cyst and the proposed surgery should be directed to the surgeon who is intimately aware of exactly where it is, what will be done and any likelihood of complications related to the surgery. It is your right to know as all patients should be fully informed regarding risks, etc. Your surgeon will be more than happy to discuss this with you prior to the surgery. ...Read more