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Armpit lump pain, family history of breast cancer. Can it be seen or biopsied?

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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, it can

A lump under the armpit should be evaluated.
A ultrasound can look at the shape and size of the lymph nodes. A needle biopsy can be performed to make a diagnosis. Contact a breast surgery specialist or go to a breast center for evaluation and risk assessment.

In brief: Yes, it can

A lump under the armpit should be evaluated.
A ultrasound can look at the shape and size of the lymph nodes. A needle biopsy can be performed to make a diagnosis. Contact a breast surgery specialist or go to a breast center for evaluation and risk assessment.
Dr. Regina Hampton
Dr. Regina Hampton
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Needs evaluation

Yes, from what you describe this lump should be further evaluated by your primary care physician or by a surgeon.
Don't delay!

In brief: Needs evaluation

Yes, from what you describe this lump should be further evaluated by your primary care physician or by a surgeon.
Don't delay!
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: C UR Doctor

There are many different things that can cause lumps in the armpit that are not cancerous.
You need to see a doctor for a formal exam. They can determine the next best step (reassurance, biopsy, ultrasound, mammogram). Good luck!

In brief: C UR Doctor

There are many different things that can cause lumps in the armpit that are not cancerous.
You need to see a doctor for a formal exam. They can determine the next best step (reassurance, biopsy, ultrasound, mammogram). Good luck!
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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