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What does breast cancer feel like? Is it painful?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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