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Doctor insights on: Non Cancerous Lumps In Breasts

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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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Are breast lumps cancerous?

Are breast lumps cancerous?

Many Possibilities: The breast by its very nature is "lumpy-bumpy", often making it difficult to distinguish lumps that count from normal breat tissue. Lumps "that count" (dominant masses) tend to be distinct from normal breast tissue. They may be fluid-filled (cysts) or solid (tumors)--this can be differentiated by ultrasound. Tumors may be benign or malignant--this can be differentiated by biopsy. ...Read more

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Are malignant breast lumps usually movable?

Are malignant breast lumps usually movable?

Yes: While the "classic" description of a breast cancer is "fixed" and "immovable", I have found many palpable breast cancers to be movable within the breast. The bottom line is that when a woman finds a new lump in her breast, she should seek out medical attention for further evaluation regardless of its mobility within the breast. ...Read more

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Is cancerous breast lump single or there may b two cancerous lumps in breast.?

Is cancerous breast lump single or there may b two cancerous lumps in breast.?

Multiple possible: Hi. If you have a genetic risk for breast cancer (e.g., one of the BRCA gene mutations, and other genes too), multifocal breast cancer is more likely than in sporadic cases of breast cancer. Overall, multifocal breast cancer at the time of diagnosis is uncommon. Given your age of 25, I would lean heavily toward suspecting a genetic form of breast cancer. Evaluate ALL breast lumps. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are non cancerous breast tumors painful or painless?

Are non cancerous breast tumors painful or painless?

Either/Or: A common misconception is that if a woman has a tender, painful lump in their breast, it is unlikely to be cancer. While it is true that many women with breast cancer do not have breast pain, the presence of pain does not exclude cancer as the cause. Bottom line: a new lump in the breast, painful or not, warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Are fibrocystic breast lumps cancerous?

Are fibrocystic breast lumps cancerous?

Not usually: Fibrocystic breast disease is a disorder aggravated by coffee and smoking. However it is not a precursor to malignancy. Fibrocystic breast disease makes mammogram interpretation more problematic. ...Read more

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Are breast cancer lumps round?

Are breast cancer lumps round?

Yes possible: to be round usually irregular , if you find a lump must see your doctor ,if no recent mammography must have it ( in recent sensational study all woman who had lump had mammography ) if indicated biopsy is the option not delay for best out comes ...Read more

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Breast cancer lumps are always hard, firm/rubbery or immovable right?

Breast cancer lumps are always hard, firm/rubbery or immovable right?

Not always: Breast cancer often has the characteristics you mention, but not always. ...Read more

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Can immovable lumps in the breast always mean cancer?

Can immovable lumps in the breast always mean cancer?

No: Always and never are words we seldom use in medicine. That said, any suspicious lumps should be evaluated and women should faithfully get their age and risk-appropriate screening tests (like mammograms). Better be safe than sorry. Oh, and go steelers. ...Read more

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Are cancerous neck lumps movable and firm?

Are cancerous neck lumps movable and firm?

Can be: But they also can be quite hard and fixed to structures. If you have enlarged nodes for a while without a clear explanation, you should be seen by your doc. ...Read more

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Scans showed cysts in breast and focal fibrocystic change. Is fibrocystic change linked to breast cancer in anyway? Breasts aren't painful or tender.

Scans showed cysts in breast and focal fibrocystic change. Is fibrocystic change linked to breast cancer in anyway? Breasts aren't painful or tender.

NO: Fibrocystic breasts as they are now called(not F.C.disease,bc it is not a dse)occur in 50% of women betweenages 25 % 50. Thet are not precancerous unless something called "atypia"shows under the microscope. However,if any new "lump"is felt you need to get checked by your doctor. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more

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Large non mass asymetric enhancement of palpable area breast pain both nipple reddish with yellow crust image biopsy benign tissue missed cancer?

Large non mass asymetric enhancement of palpable area
 breast pain 
both nipple reddish with yellow crust 
image biopsy benign tissue 
missed cancer?

I do not know: But a recommendation would be to see a breast specialist to assure you get a second opinion and know then that you definitively do not have a more serious issue. ...Read more

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What kinds of lumps under breasts are cancerous?

What kinds of lumps under breasts are cancerous?

Usually not possible: To tell. It is generally not feasible to tell if a lump is cancerous. However, hard lumps that are fixed to the skin or chest wall are likely to be cancer, however, lumps without these characteristics can still be cancerous. If you have a lump in your breast, please see your doctor for examination and may be mammogram. ...Read more

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Are lumps behind a man's nipple symptom of gynecomastia or cancer?

Are lumps behind a man's nipple symptom of gynecomastia or cancer?

Yes: They can be either. It requires physical examination by a physician, possible mammography and/or ultrasound, and in some cases, biopsy, in order to determine whether a lump in a male breast is cancer or gynecomastia. ...Read more

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Can breast lumps be non-cancerous?

Can breast lumps be non-cancerous?

Yes: Lumps can be caused by cysts and benign solid lesions such as fibroadenomas. The only way to tell the difference between these and cancers is to get mammograms and ultrasound examinations of the lumpy areas. When there is still a question, a needle biopsy or aspiration is done to make sure. ...Read more

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Will a fibroadenoma benign tumor in my breast become malignant?

Will a fibroadenoma benign tumor in my breast become malignant?

No: Fibroadenomas are the most common breast tumor. Excision is not necessary unless there are features that would suggest a rare variant of fibroadenomas, called phyllodes tumors. Despite this, some women will still opt for excision due to the size of the tumor and/or fear surrounding constantly feeling a lump in one's breast. If reassurance fails, the surgery itself is quite minimal. ...Read more

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Are tender breasts a symptom of breast cancer?

Are tender breasts a symptom of breast cancer?

Pain not specific: Breast pain is not specific for breast cancer. Many time breast cancer is not painful at all. Breast pain could be indicative of almost anything - abscess, cyst, mastitis, muscle strain... See your doctor to be evaluated properly. ...Read more

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After benign breast lump removal are your breasts misshaped?

After benign breast lump removal are your breasts misshaped?

Not usually: The breast is a very forgiving organ with respect to post surgical changes provided that your surgeon follows a few simple rules. The tumor does not belong in your breast, therefore you should not have a loss of normal breast tissue. Scars can be hidden around the edge of the areola or under the breast. Please address this with your surgeon before surgery. ...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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Can complex cysts in breasts become cancerous?

Can complex cysts in breasts become cancerous?

Yes sometimes: Most cysts are benign and remain so. Occasionally Cancer can grow from inside a cyst. So it the cysts in getting bigger, it is a good idea to get it excised and check it out microscopically. ...Read more