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What does it means when you have a lump in your breast?

What does it means when you have a lump in your breast?

Lots of possiblities: It's best to have an exam. In your age group, a common cause would be a non-cancerous fibroadenoma. Cancer would be very unlikely. It may be normal fibrocystic tissue or a lymph node as well. ...Read more

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HELP me If You Had A Lump In Your Breast For A Year Does It Mean Cancer?

HELP me If You Had A Lump In Your Breast For A Year Does It Mean Cancer?

Not necessarily: A lump in the breast does not necessarily mean cancer. The risk at your age is very low. However, it would be good idea to see a doctor for an examination to determine if a mammogram or needle biopsy may be warranted. ...Read more

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Please help! I have a lump in my breast. What does it mean?

Please help! I have a lump in my breast. What does it mean?

Can't diagnose with: This info. Medical evaluation is recommended. This should provide needed info. ...Read more

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Please explain what does "craggy" mean regarding breast lumps?

Please explain what does "craggy" mean regarding breast lumps?

Not sure,: craggy is not a standard descriptor. However, if the lump is hard and irregular it is more suspicious for cancer. ...Read more

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I have lumps in my breast, they hurt a lot, what does it mean? Anything serious?

Lumps in breast: Lumps in the breast should always be checked by your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have a lump in both breasts does this mean cancer for sure?

I'm just wondering, if you have a lump in both breasts does this mean cancer for sure?

No, not for sure: Lumps can be benign or cancerous. A biopsy is the only way to be sure that cancer is or is not the cause of a lump. ...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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Can you tell me if all lumps in the breast mean cancer?

Can you tell me if all lumps in the breast mean cancer?

They do not: The large majority of breast lumps are not cancer. Anyone who tells you otherwise is wrong. Any dominant breast mass, and any mass found on mammography to be suspicious, needs your physician's attention. ...Read more

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I've developed a second breast lump in a matter of days. What willthat mean?

I've developed a second breast lump in a matter of days. What willthat mean?

See Ur Doctor: Cancers never "pop up" overnight but I have seen enough patients with your story who have had cancer to understand that lumps may "fly under the radar" for some time before one is cognizant of it. Breast cysts do develop overnight but it is one thing to assume this & another to prove it. Please see ur primary care dr. Or gyne--any new lump warrants evaluation. ...Read more

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If I feel a lump or thickness in one breast and then it's in the same spot in the other does that usually mean it's ok?

If I feel a lump or thickness in one breast and then it's in the same spot in the other does that usually mean it's ok?

Need exm: A breast lump or thickness needs to have an exam Please call your health care provider and make an apt. If the thickness changes location it is prob not a cancer, but assurance will be obtained by an exam ...Read more

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Does puss and breast lumps mean cancer?

Does puss and breast lumps mean cancer?

Not automatically: Pus and breast lumps do not automatically mean cancer. This rather points to clogged gland ducts with resulting infection producing pus. It nevertheless requires attention by a physician. ...Read more

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What does benign to malignancy mean in terms of breast lump?

What does benign to malignancy mean in terms of breast lump?

No cancer vs. cancer: Benign is non-cancerous and this breast lump can be observed or left alone. Malignant is cancerous and needs surgical excision of the cancer and consideration of medical oncology and radiation oncology treatments. There are many types of benign breast lumps, and several types of breast cancers. ...Read more

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I am 18 and today i discover a small dark brown spot on my right breast. I dont feel any lump. It didn't hurt or itch. Does this means anything?

I am 18 and today i discover a small dark brown spot on my right breast. I dont feel any lump. It didn't hurt or itch. Does this means anything?

Likely new nevus: If it is just on the skin surface that would appear to be a new nevus/birth mark It is always better to have it seen by your doctor, since it is a new discovery. Absence of a lump is good. So best to have a check up of the spot. ...Read more

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What does a lump in breast mean besides cancerous?

What does a lump in breast mean besides cancerous?

Breast lumps: Most breast lumps turn out to be either normal breast tissue, cysts, or fibroadenomas. ...Read more

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What is the word "lump texture@in breast ultrasound mean?

"Lump": is a finding on physical examination, not an ultrasound descriptor, so I'm not sure what it means. In what context is that term being utilized in the report? ...Read more

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Feel a huge lump in my left breast does this mean cancer for sure?

Feel a huge lump in my left breast does this mean cancer for sure?

No, but...: It means you really need to see a doctor! your doctor may order an ultrasound to see the lump. If you have a large lump that you can feel, and if it wasn't there before, the only way to know for sure it isn't cancer is to have it biopsied. Please don't let fear of cancer make you wait. It's probably a big cyst, but if it is cancer, the earlier you catch it, the better! take care of yourself! ...Read more

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Does new lamp in breast that diagnosed in ultra sound for a women over 60, mean cancer? Lumps in women over 60?

Most not cancer: http://www.webmd.com/breast-cancer/features/breast-lumps-8-myths-and-facts Most breast lumps are not cancer. Definitive diagnosis usually needs a biopsy and tissue examination by a pathologist. See the site given above for more information. ...Read more

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Hi. I felt a small lump in my breast, but it hurts when i press it. No swelling or discharge. What could this mean?

Hi. I felt a small lump in my breast, but it hurts when i press it. No swelling or discharge. What could this mean?

Get checked: Any breast lump, whether painful or not, should be checked out by your doctor. Your age makes it likely that you have a benign fibroadenoma. But you should never assume that. ...Read more

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I have a big lump in right breast, skin is red, tingling sharp pains, right breast bigger than left, what does this mean?

I have a big lump in right breast, skin is red, tingling sharp pains, right breast bigger than left, what does this mean?

Red skin on Breast: What it means is that you should have that breast checked immediately, if not sooner. You cannot wait on this. You must see a physician asap. ...Read more