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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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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 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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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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What causes breast lumps and microcalcifications?

See below: Breast lumps may be cysts (small bags of fluid) or tumor or normal breast tissues. Microcalcifications can be benign or malignant. Benign calcifications may be from fibrocystic changes. Malignant calcifications typically come from tissues produced cancerous breast ducts. ...Read more

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What are common types of benign (non-cancerous) breast lumps?

What are common types of benign (non-cancerous) breast lumps?

Cysts, fibroadenomas: Cysts and fibroadenomas are the most common benign lumps. But if someone feels a lump it is best to see a breast disease specialist and get a mammogram and a directed ultrasound of the lump. It is not possible to determine what it is based on size, how it feels, and age of person. ...Read more

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How common are benign neck masses?

How common are benign neck masses?

Very: Almost everyone has a mildly enlarged lymph node ( s ) somewhere on their neck.It is a little tricky though.Let your doctor decide if the mass should be worked up. ...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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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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Do fibrocystic breasts cause new lumps to form?

Do fibrocystic breasts cause new lumps to form?

Yes: The breasts go through changes related to hormone levels, stress and caffeine. The lumps will come and go. It is important to become familiar with your lumpiness and be able to distinguish your normal lump from something that feels abnormal. Anything abnormal should be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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After benign breast lump removal, are your breasts misshappen?

After benign breast lump removal, are your breasts misshappen?

Usually not: Benign or malignant, the lump created by a tumor "does not belong" in the breast; it's removal should theoretically return the breast to normal. The degree of deformity created by surgery depends on the amout of normal tissue disrupted & the location of the incision. An experienced breast surgeon can do this operation with minimal cosmetic deformity. We even have a name for it: oncoplastics. ...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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Is having breast lumps caused by microcalcifications?

Is having breast lumps caused by microcalcifications?

No: They are 2 separate processes in the breast. Breast lumps are areas of more prominent breast tissue. Microcalciifcations are small deposits of calcium that can not be felt by palpation. However, there are situations where the microcalcifications are associated with a breast cancer and as the breast cancer grows, a breast mass will be noticed. ...Read more

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Are cancerous lumps painful?

Are cancerous lumps painful?

Usually not: Cancerous lumps are usually not painful unless they are sitting on a nerve or a bone. ...Read more

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What are breast lumps composed of?

What are breast lumps composed of?

Breast tissue: Breasts are inherently lumpy structures. The milk producing portions are branch like and separated by fat. Younger women have more of the glandular breast tissue and are often more lumpy on examination. Any lump that stands out from the rest if the breast tissue should be evaluated. Some "lumps" are normal, some are cysts filled with fluid, some are benign growths and some are cancerous. ...Read more

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What can cause painful breast lumps?

What can cause painful breast lumps?

Many things: Cyst in the breast. Fibrocystic change, fibroadenoma, mastitis and breast cancer. All could cause pain in the breast. ...Read more

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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. ...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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