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What does a cancer lump feel like in your breast? And how many lumps can you have?

What does a cancer lump feel like in your breast? And how many lumps can you have?

Lump: It feels like a lump.. Like a almond it peanut under the skin. Cancers tend to be harder but not always. In general, it is not possible to differentiate cancer from non-cancer based on how they feel. You can have several lumps and even several cancers at once, sometimes on both sides even.. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Can you tell me what does a beast cancer lump look like?

Can you tell me what does a beast cancer lump look like?

Different in each: A breast cancer lump usually can't be seen. If you can see a lump on your breast, and if it is bigger than a pea or it is growing, see a doctor right away. Inflammatory breast cancer is a very aggressive type that can start with a visible red area or lump. Look at the picture for an example. ...Read more

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What can a breast cancer lump feel like?

What can a breast cancer lump feel like?

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

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What does a breast cancer lump feel like? I have a pea sized, hard non movable lump.

What does a breast cancer lump feel like? I have a pea sized, hard non movable lump.

Get an exam: It could be things besides cancer, of course - a fibro-adenoma for example - but what you describe needs a professional exam very soon. Good wishes. ...Read more

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What does a skin cancer lump/bump look like?

What does a skin cancer lump/bump look like?

See an expert: For skin cancer diagnosis. Just looking at a lesion can let many experienced dermatologists or plastic surgeons make a "probable" diagnosis, but biopsy and microscopic verification is needed to be sure. Not only that, but complete removal is determined by microscopically checking the edges, and then expert reconstruction or skin closure in layers by a plastic surgeon will leave the least scarring. ...Read more

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What does a cancer-related armpit lump feel like?

What does a cancer-related armpit 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

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It feels like there is a lump in my chest. Is this cancer?

It feels like there is a lump in my chest. Is this cancer?

No idea: I have no idea, and neither do you. Not knowing something as important as this is scary, so please take my advice and schedule an appointment with your doctor to begin figuring this out. ...Read more

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What is a mass? Is it cancer?

What is a mass? Is it cancer?

A mass is...: an abnormal lump, a collection of fluid (cyst), cells , clot, pus pocket (abscess). Solud mass is a tumor. Tumors can be benign (not cancer), or malignant (cancer). That diagnosis with rare exception requires tissue sampling and examination (biopsy). Biopsy does not mean cancer; it means taking tissue for a closer look under microscope. Cancer diagnosis needs specific microscopic abnormalities ...Read more

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Does a lump always mean cancer?

Does a lump always mean cancer?

No: Many lumps are not due to cancer but due to simple reasons like infections (swollen lymph nodes, abscesses), trauma (blood collections), lipomas (fatty tumors). Lumps which keep growing over time need to be checked by a doctor and appropriate testing should be done. ...Read more

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Lump on shi, n no injury. Cancer?

Lump on shi, n no injury. Cancer?

Need exam: Please see a doctor for an exam to help determine the cause of your lump. ...Read more