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Doctor insights on: Shape Of Breast Cancer Lumps

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Dr. Addagada Rao Dr. Rao
Surgery
52 years in practice
Andhra University, Guntur Medical College
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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

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Regina Hampton Dr. Hampton
Breast Surgery
19 years in practice
Drexel University College of Medicine
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How do breast cancer lumps feel like?

How do breast cancer lumps feel like?

Different: Breast cancer can feel different in each individual. Age, breast size, breast density and other symptoms can play a role in how it feels to the touch. If you feel something that is abnormal, go see your doctor.

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Dr. Scott Moon Dr. Moon
Radiation Oncology
26 years in practice
University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine
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What is breast cancer lumps feel like?

What is breast cancer lumps feel like?

Varies: Sometimes hard, sometimes rubbery, sometimes can't feel at all. Best way to know what it is: get examined by your md. May need mammogram and/or ultrasound to figure it out.

Dr. Eva Duckett Dr. Duckett
Radiology
27 years in practice
Howard University College of Medicine
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Are breast-cancer lumps painful to have?

Are breast-cancer lumps painful to have?

Not usually: Bryce: a lump that is close to the nipple where a lot of nerve endings are located can be painful and one closer to the armpit where there are also a lot of nerves can be painful. A lump in the main part of the breast is usually painless, hard and non-movable. Any lump should be checked out though. I recommend you call it to your doctor's attention so that appropriate testing can be done.

Dr. Devon Webster Dr. Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
18 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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What is breast cancer lumps look/feel like?

What is breast cancer lumps look/feel like?

Something different: Women who find their breast cancers say they felt something "different". Sometimes it's hard, like a little pebble. Or it's a rubbery lump that's new. Normal breasts can be very lumpy, which is why it's important to get to know what your breasts feel like by examining them regularly yourself. If you feel anything that concerns you, go see your doctor! Don't be afraid. Breast cancer is curable!

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Dr. Barry Rosen Dr. Rosen
Surgery
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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How can one check herself for breast cancer lumps?

How can one check herself for breast cancer lumps?

Mammogram&Self-Exam: The best way to check for breast cancer is a screening mammogram. It's safe, inexpensive, and noninvasive; it is most effective after menopause; most recommend starting at age 40. Self-examination is not as highly-endorsed but I think it can be a very effective way to find cancers when done often. Lastly, having a yearly physician exam is important as well.

Dr. Regina Hampton Dr. Hampton
Breast Surgery
19 years in practice
Drexel University College of Medicine
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What are the symptoms of breast cancer besides lumps?

What are the symptoms of breast cancer besides lumps?

Abnormality: Any change in the breast deserves evaluation by your doctor. Skin changes, nipple inversion, swelling of the breast, bloody nipple discharge, changes in the nipple. Many early breast cancers are only found on mammogram or ultrasound. Breast self exam is important so that you can be familiar with your body and any changes.

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Dr. Sewa Legha Dr. Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
46 years in practice
Punjab University, Christian Medical College
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Do breast lumps have anything to do with breast cancer?

Do breast lumps have anything to do with breast cancer?

Yes they can: Any lump in the breast is suspect for breast cancer. If you have this problem, have your self examined by your doctor. He/she may do a mammogram to check and verify. Breast cancer can occur in women their 30s...So do not ignore this matter.

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion Dr. Encarnacion
Internal Medicine - Oncology
31 years in practice
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
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Other than lumps what are other signs of breast cancer?

Other than lumps what are other signs of breast cancer?

Thus: Retraction of the nipple, abnormal nipple discharges, dimpling or redness of the skin, and more rarely pain can be symptoms of breast cancer but a painless lump would be more common. Remember that prognosis is better with early stage so it's important to do your regular age and risk appropriate screenings so that if there's cancer, it can be found before any symptom develops.

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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If I feel lumps in my breasts does that that is breast cancer?

If I feel lumps in my breasts does that that is breast cancer?

Need for evaluation: Lump in breast is a good reason to see your doctor for an evaluation. It is not feasible to tell what the lumps may be, without a physical examination and may be mammogram.

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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I have bite sized lumps on them also. Could this be breast cancer?

I have bite sized lumps on them also. Could this be breast cancer?

Possible but...: It's possible for your age. Professionally, history, physical exam, with mammogram and biopsy as needed will help. As to the sequence of care, please talk and work with your attending physician coherently and timely. Best luck.

Dr. Steven Eisenberg Dr. Eisenberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
21 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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How is breast cancer diagnosed? What are the types of breast lumps?

How is breast cancer diagnosed? What are the types of breast lumps?

Biopsy needed...: A suspicious, palpable lump (mass) must be biopsied, whether seen on mammogram or not. Many lumps are not cancerous, such as a fibroadenoma. But the only definitive way to elucidate the nature of the lump is biopsy.

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion Dr. Encarnacion
Internal Medicine - Oncology
31 years in practice
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
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I have bite sized lumps on my breasts. Could this be breast cancer?

I have bite sized lumps on my breasts. Could this be breast cancer?

Can't tell: You need a real evaluation and physical exam by a doctor. No website can do that.

Dr. John Weeks Dr. Weeks
Family Medicine
41 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Barry Rosen Dr. Rosen
Surgery
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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How can I check my breasts for lumps and early forms of breast cancer?

How can I check my breasts for lumps and early forms of breast cancer?

Self-examination: Regardless of age, all women can benefit from monthly breast self-examination. In addition, it is recommended to see a physician yearly for breast examination and to have yearly mammograms beginning at age 40.

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Dr. Barry Rosen Dr. Rosen
Surgery
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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How do I check my breasts for lumps to detect early forms of breast cancer?

How do I check my breasts for lumps to detect early forms of breast cancer?

Self-examination: Regardless of age, all women can benefit from monthly breast self-examination. In addition, it is recommended to see a physician yearly for breast examination and to have yearly mammograms beginning at age 40.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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If I don't feel any lumps on my breasts or anything could I have breast cancer?

If I don't feel any lumps on my breasts or anything could I have breast cancer?

Not feeling a lump: Isn't proof of the absence of cancer. Are you concerned for any particular reason? Encourage you to continue self breast exams. If you are at a high risk - consult w medical. Take care.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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I felt lumps on my breast and I'm a little worried. How to tell if it's not breast cancer?

I felt lumps on my breast and I'm a little worried. How to tell if it's not breast cancer?

The best way to: Address this is to have it medically evaluated.

Dr. Kirpal Singh Dr. Singh
Surgery
20 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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I want to know what is the difference between regular breast lumps and breast cancer lumps?

I want to know what is the difference between regular breast lumps and breast cancer lumps?

Can't tell: Both cancer and normal lumps can feel the same. It is best to get it checked out. C ur doctor.

Dr. Nathaniel Drourr Dr. Drourr
Pain Management
25 years in practice
State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine
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What to do if my grandma has lumps on her breast. By any chance, would it be breast cancer?

Seek medical advice: Certainly I would suggest your grandmother go to her primary care doc for a complete exam. Hope this helps.

Dr. Barry Rosen
1,370 Doctors shared insights

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