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Is there anyway to tell if you have a cancerous lump besides going to the doctor?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: No

In fact, the diagnosis is never made without input from a specialist doctor's doctor, a pathologist.
You can never be sure that a lesion is malignant just on physical exam. If someone has told you that you have cancer but has not submitted tissue to a proper laboratory, you need to call your local prosecutor -- you're probably the victim of a vicious scam.

In brief: No

In fact, the diagnosis is never made without input from a specialist doctor's doctor, a pathologist.
You can never be sure that a lesion is malignant just on physical exam. If someone has told you that you have cancer but has not submitted tissue to a proper laboratory, you need to call your local prosecutor -- you're probably the victim of a vicious scam.
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