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I'm 30 and found A breast lump in rt. Breast. When I feel for it, it moves around when I press down with my finger. It's hard to keep still. What 2 do?

I'm 30 and found A breast lump in rt. Breast. When I feel for it, it moves around when I press down with my finger. It's hard to keep still. What 2 do?

See a Breast Surgeon: At 40 a moveable lump is likely benign, but there is no way to know without an evaluation. A Breast Surgeon can examine you and perform an Ultrasound, a non-invasive imaging test to determine if it is a cyst or a solid mass. Then together you can decide whether it should be biopsied, removed, or simply observed. ...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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I have found a breast lump. What could it be?

I have found a breast lump. What could it be?

Possibilities...: ...Include a cyst, a tumor (benign or malignant), or fibrocystic changes. Any new breast lump must be evaluated by a physician to be certain that it's not a cancer. This certainty can be reached by physical examination, mammography, ultrasound, and/or biopsy, depending on many factors. If your doctor is certain that the lump is not cancerous, it does not need to be removed. ...Read more

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What are the signs that a breast lump is cancerous?

What are the signs that a breast lump is cancerous?

Hard to Tell: It is very difficult to distinguish a benign breast lump from a cancer by exam alone, for patient and doctor. In general, cancers tend to be rock-hard, 3-dimensionally round, and can feel "fixed" within the breast. Depending upon age and physical examination findings, we will often get a mammogram and ultrasound to help evaluate a breast lump, sometimes culminating in a (nonsurgical) biopsy. ...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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