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What Does A Malignant Breast Lump Feel Like
Like a lump: I am not trying to be funny but often you cannot tell malignant vs. Non-malignant masses. Inflammed nodes are sometimes tender but don't depend on that. If you have palpable masses under the armpit, have 'em checked. Best to you. ...Read more
Hard, dense: Breast tissue can come in many different patterns according to breast size, fat content and age. Many patients have lumpy breast. As rule, physician exam is necessary for all lumps! i usually have my patients feel the back portion of their hand between the thumb and 1st finger. The muscular flesh is like normal breast tissue. Then move over to a knuckle..This is what a breast lump feels like. ...Read more
It is harder than yo: It would feel harder than your breast is. Most often you can roll it under the flat part of your hand's fingers. If you are suspicious, get a physician to check you and show you how to feel for it. If there is a lump you should immediately consult your doctor for further evaluation and make sure that it is not cancerous. ...Read more
No different: It is impossible to differentiate a solid lump from a cyst by exam alone. However, it is easy to differentiate them by ultrasound or needle-aspiration. Never assume a new lump is "just another cyst"--see your doctor for any new breat lump. ...Read more
"Different": Feeling for a lump in an organ that by it's very nature is lumpy-bumpy can be very confusing; usually, it's not a question of whether you can find a lump as much as how many. However, cancers often feel distinctly different than normal breast tissue: rock-hard (like it is made of concrete rather than rubber), 3-dimensionally round (rather than pancake- or cigar-shaped), and fixed w/in the breast. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A nodule,marble.BB: May descriptors - just something different that you feel in your own exam of your breasts . Many women already have cobble-stoning, oatmeal -cottage cheese granular or----- larger pancakes of fibrosis " feel" to their breasts it is a change in that "feel" that we want you find. Something that comes up and does not recede after your menstrual cycle whether a bb, marble, or popcorn kernel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does normal breast tissue feel like? Or breast cyst? I don't know if im feeling a lump or just normal. Its movable, feels connected to tissue.
See answer: Tough to answer over the computer. Fibro-cystic breast disease is very common in young breasts, and is probably what you are feeling. The best advice for you is too a dr. And get a breast exam, and have the dr. Explain what is normal specifically to your breasts, and then when you perform an exam on yourself at least monthly, and notice any changes, you can alert the dr. Best wishes. ...Read more
No pain: It takes at many years for a breast cancer to reach 1cm, about 1/2inch. Early detection is very important; yearly screening mammogram starting at the age of 40, monthly self breast exam and yearly physical exam by your doctor is recommended to detect early stages of breast cancer, with excellent prognosis. Palpable breast cancer is painless, firm, usually is not moveable, with retraction of skin. ...Read more
Firm mass: Most malignant lesions of the breast can be felt at 1/2 cm. in size. Palpation of breast with hand behind head on side of palpation using opposite hand with fingers moving in a clockwise direction will detect a firm solitary mass different than any other lesions or lumps. The mass is very firm and non tender. Should be biopsied even if not detected on follow up mammo. ...Read more
Breast lumps: Most breast lumps turn out to be either normal breast tissue, cysts, or fibroadenomas. ...Read more
BSE goals: A "lump" can have a lot of variations but most concerning are ones that are firm/hard and fixed (attached to the muscle and/or skin). The real goal of self exam is not for a patient to make a diagnosis but to become familiar with their body/breasts. Then if something feels different or draws attention they can seek further evaluation from a physician particularly if the change persists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
24, felt hard lump under right Breast feels hard like a bone am quite slim is it possible it is a rib bone or more serious like breast cancer lump?
Need to examine: It is not feasible to know what you may be feeling. It would be prudent to see your doctor, even though the risk of your having breast cancer is very low. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
How to do a breast self exam? What do you look for? What does a breast cancer cyst feel like? How big or small is it? Also, is it painful?
Need 2 C Ur Doctor: It is difficult if not impossible to differentiate a benign breast tumor from a malignant one by exam alone. At your age an ultrasound may be very helpful; ultimately, a (needle) biopsy under local anesthesia in an office setting is the most definitive diagnostic method. I advise you to see your doctor for the appropriate direction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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