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Doctor insights on: Where Are Breast Cancer Lumps Usually Found

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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

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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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 breast cancer lumps felt on the surface of your skin or do you have to feel more underneath?

Are breast cancer lumps felt on the surface of your skin or do you have to feel more underneath?

Breast cancer can be: Superficial or deep. Can include a mass. Masses that are painless, irregular ; hard are more suggestive of cancer but they can also be tender, painful ; soft. Swelling of breast; thickened, red, skin; non-milky nipple discharge; new retraction of nipple, puckering or irritation of skin or pain ; sometimes swollen lymph nodes under arm (s). Seek med eval if you have suspicious symptoms. ...Read more

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How do breast cancer lumps feel like?

How do breast cancer lumps feel like?

Different: Breast cancer can feel different in each individual. Age, breast size, breast density and other symptoms can play a role in how it feels to the touch.

If you feel something that is abnormal, go see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is breast cancer lumps feel like?

What is breast cancer lumps feel like?

Varies: Sometimes hard, sometimes rubbery, sometimes can't feel at all. Best way to know what it is: get examined by your md. May need mammogram and/or ultrasound to figure it out. ...Read more

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What is breast cancer lumps look/feel like?

What is breast cancer lumps look/feel like?

Something different: Women who find their breast cancers say they felt something "different". Sometimes it's hard, like a little pebble. Or it's a rubbery lump that's new. Normal breasts can be very lumpy, which is why it's important to get to know what your breasts feel like by examining them regularly yourself. If you feel anything that concerns you, go see your doctor! Don't be afraid. Breast cancer is curable! ...Read more

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How can one check herself for breast cancer lumps?

How can one check herself for breast cancer lumps?

Mammogram&Self-Exam: The best way to check for breast cancer is a screening mammogram. It's safe, inexpensive, and noninvasive; it is most effective after menopause; most recommend starting at age 40. Self-examination is not as highly-endorsed but I think it can be a very effective way to find cancers when done often. Lastly, having a yearly physician exam is important as well. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of breast cancer besides lumps?

What are the symptoms of breast cancer besides lumps?

Abnormality: Any change in the breast deserves evaluation by your doctor. Skin changes, nipple inversion, swelling of the breast, bloody nipple discharge, changes in the nipple.
Many early breast cancers are only found on mammogram or ultrasound.
Breast self exam is important so that you can be familiar with your body and any changes. ...Read more

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Do breast lumps have anything to do with breast cancer?

Do breast lumps have anything to do with breast cancer?

Yes they can: Any lump in the breast is suspect for breast cancer. If you have this problem, have your self examined by your doctor. He/she may do a mammogram to check and verify. Breast cancer can occur in women their 30s...So do not ignore this matter. ...Read more

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Other than lumps what are other signs of breast cancer?

Other than lumps what are other signs of breast cancer?

Thus: Retraction of the nipple, abnormal nipple discharges, dimpling or redness of the skin, and more rarely pain can be symptoms of breast cancer but a painless lump would be more common. Remember that prognosis is better with early stage so it's important to do your regular age and risk appropriate screenings so that if there's cancer, it can be found before any symptom develops. ...Read more

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If I feel lumps in my breasts does that that is breast cancer?

If I feel lumps in my breasts does that that is breast cancer?

Need for evaluation: Lump in breast is a good reason to see your doctor for an evaluation. It is not feasible to tell what the lumps may be, without a physical examination and may be mammogram. ...Read more

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I have bite sized lumps on them also. Could this be breast cancer?

I have bite sized lumps on them also. Could this be breast cancer?

Possible but...: It's possible for your age.

Professionally, history, physical exam, with mammogram and biopsy as needed will help.

As to the sequence of care, please talk and work with your attending physician coherently and timely.

Best luck. ...Read more

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How is breast cancer diagnosed? What are the types of breast lumps?

How is breast cancer diagnosed? What are the types of breast lumps?

Biopsy needed...: A suspicious, palpable lump (mass) must be biopsied, whether seen on mammogram or not. Many lumps are not cancerous, such as a fibroadenoma. But the only definitive way to elucidate the nature of the lump is biopsy. ...Read more

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I have bite sized lumps on my breasts. Could this be breast cancer?

I have bite sized lumps on my breasts. Could this be breast cancer?

Can't tell: You need a real evaluation and physical exam by a doctor. No website can do that. ...Read more

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Breast cancer lumps are always hard, firm/rubbery or immovable right?

Breast cancer lumps are always hard, firm/rubbery or immovable right?

Not always: Breast cancer often has the characteristics you mention, but not always. ...Read more

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How can I check my breasts for lumps and early forms of breast cancer?

How can I check my breasts for lumps and early forms of breast cancer?

Self-examination: Regardless of age, all women can benefit from monthly breast self-examination. In addition, it is recommended to see a physician yearly for breast examination and to have yearly mammograms beginning at age 40. ...Read more

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How do I check my breasts for lumps to detect early forms of breast cancer?

How do I check my breasts for lumps to detect early forms of breast cancer?

Self-examination: Regardless of age, all women can benefit from monthly breast self-examination. In addition, it is recommended to see a physician yearly for breast examination and to have yearly mammograms beginning at age 40. ...Read more

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If I don't feel any lumps on my breasts or anything could I have breast cancer?

If I don't feel any lumps on my breasts or anything could I have breast cancer?

Not feeling a lump: Isn't proof of the absence of cancer. Are you concerned for any particular reason? Encourage you to continue self breast exams. If you are at a high risk - consult w medical. Take care. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between regular breast lumps and breast cancer lumps?

I want to know what is the difference between regular breast lumps and breast cancer lumps?

Can't tell: Both cancer and normal lumps can feel the same. It is best to get it checked out. C ur doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if my grandma has lumps on her breast. By any chance, would it be breast cancer?

Seek medical advice: Certainly I would suggest your grandmother go to her primary care doc for a complete exam.
Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My grandma has lumps on her breast. By any chance, would it be breast cancer? How will we know?

My grandma has lumps on her breast. By any chance, would it be breast cancer? How will we know?

Unknown: In order to diagnose if a breast lump is cancer requires a physical exam, possibly a mammogram and or an ultrasound. It may even require a biopsy to prove or disprove. Please see your doctor for the proper evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have tried checking for breast cancer and lumps but I don't know what to look for?

What to do if I have tried checking for breast cancer and lumps but I don't know what to look for?

Change: It's not what they feel like it's noticing a change in texture month to month and informing your MD of the change.
This brochure should help explain:
http://www. Breastcancer. Org/symptoms/testing/types/self_exam/bse_steps? Gclid=Cj0KEQjwjIy5BRClh8m_9Zu64d8BEiQAtZsQf2-bu8R9bqyWEyjfqb17-a5SO0RvmLyNpwmAVkpuojkaArGv8P8HAQ ...Read more

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Could you tell me where in the breast the lumps occur, what they feel like, etc. For breast cancer?

Learn your normal: The best way to tell if you have an abnormality in the breast is to learn your own lumpy breast pattern. Performing breast self exam monthly will get you familiar with your breast tissue. Something that doesn't feel normal to you, should be evaluated by your doctor and a mammogram/ultrasound. ...Read more

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Please explain how to tell what breast cancer lumps feel like and which lumps are nothing to worry about?

That is a good: ..But hard question. A lump is a lump, be it benign or malignant. Even a physician may be unable to tell the difference by just palpating. If a lump grows over time, i'd be more concerned that if it doesn't but even that can mislead you. Please, do not self diagnose. Make sure you get your mammograms on time and see your doctor about any and all breast issues that may concern you. Best to you. ...Read more

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What percentage of women who have lumps in their breasts are diagnosed with breast cancer after being scanned?

What percentage of women who have lumps in their breasts are diagnosed with breast cancer after being scanned?

Not very high: Majority of lumps (not masses) are lumpy breast with areas of thickness are not malignant, but biopsy is needed not to miss a cancer, about 20% of time they will be malignant. ...Read more

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I'm not sure if I have breast cancer or some else. I do feel lumps in them and it kinda hurts when I touch them. So I'm scared?

I'm not sure if I have breast cancer or some else. I do feel lumps in them and it kinda hurts when I touch them. So I'm scared?

Breast Lump: Breast lumps are a common problem and most are non-cancerous. I would follow up with your doctor to have your breast evaluated to rule out breast cancer as early detection is key. ...Read more

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I need to know when I feel for breast cancer I feel like 15-25 mini round lumps. Is this breast cancer or do boobs just have this?

I need to know when I feel for breast cancer I feel like 15-25 mini round lumps. Is this breast cancer or do boobs just have this?

? Fibrocystic breast: Fibrocystic disease is quite common in the female breast. If you have a family history of breast cancer or are brca positive then see a breast surgeon and get a mammogram or an ultrasound. If indicated your surgeon may proceed to an mri. ...Read more

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If you press the lumps in breast, they are painful but they are painless if they are not pressed. Is that the symptom of breast cancer?

If you press the lumps in breast, they are painful but they are painless if they are not pressed. Is that the symptom of breast cancer?

Get your mammograms: Asmammograms as the recommended times but breast tenderness, with compression is not a sign of breast cancer. It usually does not present with pain. Gd luc. ...Read more

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I recently start checking for breast cancer but it's confusing because I always have lumps. How do you know when the lumps are cancerous?

I recently start checking for breast cancer but it's confusing because I always have lumps. How do you know when the lumps are cancerous?

Mammogram&Self-Exam: The best way to check for breast cancer is a screening mammogram. It's safe, inexpensive, and noninvasive; it is most effective after menopause; most recommend starting at age 40. Self-examination is not as highly-endorsed but I think it can be a very effective way to find cancers when done often. Lastly, having a yearly physician exam is important as well. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Definition)

Occurs when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. Often curable if found early and treated effectively with surgery, hormonal therapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapy, or a combination thereof. Early detection before the malignancy becomes large enough to be felt depends on mammography/sonography and MRI imaging of the breast ...Read more


Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Breast Carcinoma (Definition)

Most breast cancers are carcinomas. This is a type of breast cancer. These cancers start in the cells that line organs and tissues. In fact, breast cancers are often a type of carcinoma called adenocarcinoma, which starts in cells that make glands (glandular tissue). Breast adenocarcinomas start in the ducts (the milk ducts) or ...Read more