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What does a breast lump feel like when you're looking for it?

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Dr. Greg Pahnke
Surgery - Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Greg Pahnke
Dr. Greg Pahnke
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: "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.

In brief: "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.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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