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How do breast cancer lumps feel like?

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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Regina Hampton
Dr. Regina Hampton
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Dense

Breast cancer lumps feel firm, non-mobile and irregular.

In brief: Dense

Breast cancer lumps feel firm, non-mobile and irregular.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery

In brief: Rock-hard

Breast self-examination is quite difficult due to the lumpy-bumpy nature of normal breast tissue.
However, cancers tend to feel distinctly different than normal rubbery breast tissue, often rock-hard, as if it were made out of wood or glass. The shape tends to be round rather than cigar-shaped or pancake-shaped. Also, cancers tend to infiltrate the breast as if it was poured in like concrete.

In brief: Rock-hard

Breast self-examination is quite difficult due to the lumpy-bumpy nature of normal breast tissue.
However, cancers tend to feel distinctly different than normal rubbery breast tissue, often rock-hard, as if it were made out of wood or glass. The shape tends to be round rather than cigar-shaped or pancake-shaped. Also, cancers tend to infiltrate the breast as if it was poured in like concrete.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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