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Doctor insights on: What A Lump In The Breast Feels Like

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What might a cancerous lump in breast feel like?

What might a cancerous lump in breast feel like?

Many variations: Please see your doctor. Given your age, breast cancer is extremely unlikely. However, you need to find out what this is. After a complete history and physical, if there is a palpable abnormality, an ultrasound will probably be next, perhaps followed by a mammogram. ...Read more

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Who should see a painful lump in the breast?

Who should see a painful lump in the breast?

Gyne or 'Primary': Any new breast lump warrants physician evaluation; the best place to start is with your gyne or primary care dr. Depending on your history and examination, they may order diagnostic tests or refer you to a breast surgeon (not necessarily for surgery). ...Read more

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Can a dr kind of tell whether a lump in the breast is worrisome or not? And if my dr thinks its benign why she send me for u/s

Can a dr kind of tell whether a lump in the breast is worrisome or not? And if my dr thinks its benign why she send me for u/s

Sometimes: Some lumps are definitely concerning, others not so much. The ultrasound is for confirmation, since none of us have x-ray vision or know every answer. ...Read more

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Please explain what are the chances of a lump in the breast being cancer?

Please explain what are the chances of a lump in the breast being cancer?

Depends: The vast majority (98%) of breast lumps are benign. If a lump needs to be biopsied, there is about a 20% chance it's cancer. These are estimates, and there are certain characteristics that make a lump more or less likely to be cancer. A rock-hard lump is more suspicious, as is one that has been growing over time. ...Read more

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What is the lump in the breast be if nothing showed up on the ultrasound?

What is the lump in the breast be if nothing showed up on the ultrasound?

Fat lobules: And prominent glandular tissue can feel lumpy on physical exam and not be seen on ultrasound. Not all tumors are seen on mammography and your doctor can guide you as to whether there is a clinical concern that might require close followup or biopsy. ...Read more

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Can gleevec (imatinib) cause a lump in the breast?

Can gleevec (imatinib) cause a lump in the breast?

No: No. I don't think so. If you have a lump in the breast- you need a mammogram and sonogram to be done. If it is confirmed to be a solid mass- a biopsy should be done to figure out what the lump is. Breast lump has nothing to do with the gleevec (imatinib). Go see you md right away so mammo and sonogram of the breast can be done as soon as possible and biopsy should also be done accordingly. ...Read more

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Could a bb sized lump in the breast near the surface that doesn't move be cancer?

Could a bb sized lump in the breast near the surface that doesn't move be cancer?

Probably not: Most tiny (bb sized) nodules that are right under the skin are probably ok. Watch it for one menstrual cycle. If it is still there get it checked to make sure. ...Read more

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Do you need to have a lump in the breast to have breast cancer?

Do you need to have a lump in the breast to have breast cancer?

No: Some early breast cancers do not present with a lump or mass. They present with findings on a mammogram or ultrasound. Calcifications commonly present with out a palpable mass. ...Read more

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Could a chest MRI detect a lump in the breast?

Could a chest MRI detect a lump in the breast?

Need Breast MRI: Mri exams look at a very focused part of the body. There is a specific breast MRI that is performed to evaluate for masses or other problems in the breast. Mri of the chest is typically designed to look at the heart and blood vessels. ...Read more