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Does pus normally come out of cancer lumps?

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Dr Barry Rosen
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In brief: No

Most cancers grow as solid tumors.
On occasion, a tumor can grow very rapidly and outgrow it's blood supply. The center of the tumor can then liquify; this typically will contain bloody fluid rather than pus.

In brief: No

Most cancers grow as solid tumors.
On occasion, a tumor can grow very rapidly and outgrow it's blood supply. The center of the tumor can then liquify; this typically will contain bloody fluid rather than pus.
Dr Barry Rosen
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In brief: It can

Cancerous growths that are growing rapidly or have out grown their blood supply can become necrotic.
Necrotic tissue can have a purulent discharge or pus. This is because it is dead or dying tissue that can become infected. As an example, a breast abscess that is being drained, needs to be biopsied to make sure there is not an underlying breast cancer.

In brief: It can

Cancerous growths that are growing rapidly or have out grown their blood supply can become necrotic.
Necrotic tissue can have a purulent discharge or pus. This is because it is dead or dying tissue that can become infected. As an example, a breast abscess that is being drained, needs to be biopsied to make sure there is not an underlying breast cancer.
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