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If a breast lump is irregular instead of round, is it more likely to be cancer?
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Yes.

In brief: Yes
Yes.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
In general, cancers tend to grow in an irregular, crab-like pattern (crab in latin is cancer).
However, many breast cancers can feel round and smooth. Bottom line: any new lump in the breast should be evaluated by a physician, regardless of the shape.

In brief: Yes
In general, cancers tend to grow in an irregular, crab-like pattern (crab in latin is cancer).
However, many breast cancers can feel round and smooth. Bottom line: any new lump in the breast should be evaluated by a physician, regardless of the shape.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Hashim Alani
May again needs biopsy to make sure about the diagnosis
Dr. Larry Grissom
Radiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not necessarily
Biopsy (a sample of the tissue in question usually done with a needle as an out patient) is the only definitive way to find out whether a non cystic lump is cancer, although there are certain characteristics thatt may allow your doctor to watch a mass , usually at 6 month intervals, to determine if it has a worrisome growth pattern.

In brief: Not necessarily
Biopsy (a sample of the tissue in question usually done with a needle as an out patient) is the only definitive way to find out whether a non cystic lump is cancer, although there are certain characteristics thatt may allow your doctor to watch a mass , usually at 6 month intervals, to determine if it has a worrisome growth pattern.
Dr. Larry Grissom
Dr. Larry Grissom
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