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If a woman has a solid mass in breast (not a fluid filled cyst), does this automatically mean it is cancer?

If a woman has a solid mass in breast (not a fluid filled cyst), does this automatically mean it is cancer?

It should be checked: Automatically, no. It could be fibrocystic breast disease, which is not at all dangerous. However, it should not be ignored. Additional imaging, and possibly a biopsy are warranted. ...Read more

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I have had some solid mass in my breasts since childhood. There was no pain before.Now geting pain.What to do?

I have had some solid mass in my breasts since childhood. There was no pain before.Now geting pain.What to do?

Get examined!: While breast masses in childhood are usually benign fibroadenomas, when they become painful later in life, they must be check out with an exam and perhaps mammography or ultrasound. Breast masses are sensitive to periods, so they can be more apparent and tender within 7-14 days after your period. Although breast cancer is rare in someone young, don't ignore these symptoms! ...Read more

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My breasts were squeezed and the following day there was a solid mass in my breast but there is no bruising it just hurts when you touch it?

My breasts were squeezed and the following day there was a solid mass in my breast but there is no bruising it just hurts when you touch it?

Benign Fat necrosis: Sometimes if there is trauma to the breast, fat necrosis can happen. The breast if primarly made of fat and milk producing lobules and ducts. Sometimes if there is a large enough trauma a lump of fat can get damaged, and produce this lump. This should not grow and it will go away on it's own. A warm compress and some ibuprofen can help with the swelling and pain. ...Read more

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DCIS rt breast in 2011 removed. Now, solid mass in left breast has grown 1mm since 05/2014. Primary wants me to see a surgeon? Is this necessary?

DCIS rt breast in 2011 removed.  Now, solid mass in left breast has grown 1mm since 05/2014.  Primary wants me to see a surgeon? Is this necessary?

Further workup: It sounds l like you should have further evaluation. This would usually be done with either an ultrasound-guided biopsy if the lesion is seen on US, or stereotactic biopsy if not. Depending on results, you might need to see a surgeon or oncologist ...Read more

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I had few answers from heathtap that doctors ask for breast ultra sound for differentiating if a mass is cystic or solid .. What does this mean?

I had few answers from heathtap that doctors ask for breast ultra sound for differentiating if a mass is cystic or solid .. What does this mean?

Cysts are: benign fluid filled structures that usually require no treatment. Solid lesions have a higher chance of malignancy and sometimes require biopsy. Cysts and round solid masses look identical on mammography, but ultrasound can usually distinguish between the two relatively easily. ...Read more

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Mammogram doubts neoplastic process, scan shows well lobulated solid mass,wider than taller,family history of 2 sis of breast cancer..d/d plz ?

Mammogram doubts neoplastic process, scan shows well lobulated solid mass,wider than taller,family history of 2 sis of breast cancer..d/d plz
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It sounds: like you had a breast ultrasound as well. Obviously limited info and incomplete description, but based on those descriptors, it is probably a BIRADS category 3 lesion(98% or greater chance of being benign). Most commonly, a mass with this description is a benign fibroadenoma. ...Read more