Can a cancerous breast lump ever have oozing or weeping?

Very Rarely. Oozing or weeping from the skin of the breast is most commonly due to a skin-based infection rather than a breast (tissue) disease. However, a large cancer can erode through the skin and cause an open, oozing wound. Also, a rare from of cancer, inflammatory breast cancer, can mimic a breast infection with skin changes. In short: it's best to see your doctor just to be safe.

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Can there be a typical size of a cancerous breast lump?

No set size. Ideally, a breast cancer is found before you can feel it. This is usually done via screening mammograms. If a lump is found, it needs to be further examined with mammograms to see if other lumps are present and some kind of biopsy to determine if it is a cancer. Read more...

Please tell me if it is easy to detect a cancerous breast lump?

Varies. Each patient is different and each cancer diagnosis has its own challenges. The only way to diagnose cancer of breast or any other cancer is to remove the suspicious tissue and have it examined by a pathologist. Read more...

Is cancerous breast lump single or there may b two cancerous lumps in breast.?

Multiple possible. Hi. If you have a genetic risk for breast cancer (e.g., one of the BRCA gene mutations, and other genes too), multifocal breast cancer is more likely than in sporadic cases of breast cancer. Overall, multifocal breast cancer at the time of diagnosis is uncommon. Given your age of 25, I would lean heavily toward suspecting a genetic form of breast cancer. Evaluate ALL breast lumps. Good luck! Read more...

How can I tell if a breast lump is cancer?

See a MD. Although breast cancer lumps tend to be hard and fixed to the chest wall, there are many exceptions in early cancers. Don't try to "guess" if it is cancer or not- see a md for an accurate assessment. Read more...
Biopsy. I agree that a malignancy typically is hard. However, there are several ways to tell. If you feel a mass, it should be examined and even if it cannot be felt by a physician, it should be imaged. If a mass can be felt, then the best way to image it is with an ultrasound. Hope this helps. Read more...
Best to have. It checked by your physician. May need to refer to a specialist for biopsy. Also may order some diagnostic tests to make diagnosis. Once confirmed , treatment plans will be in order. Read more...
See a doctor. You cannot tell without getting a physical examination with a doctor & scheduling a mammogram with possible breast ultrasound. Sometimes further testing with needle biopsy may be indicated. Read more...
BIopsy. The very fact that you are concerned makes it highly-probable that biopsy is appropriate. A majority of women will have a breast biopsy during their lifetime, and if it's picked up early, breast cancer is almost 100% curable. Ignored, it's invariably fatal. I'm glad you've chosen to take a proactive approach to your health -- keep up the "take charge" attitude and good luck. Read more...

How can I tell if a breast lump is cancer or a benign lump?

Breast lump. With your stated age, any breast lump could either be beign or malignant. Please make an expedient appointment with your gyn to secure the right diagnosis. Read more...
Need 2 C Ur Doctor. It is difficult if not impossible to differentiate a benign breast tumor from a malignant one by exam alone. At your age an ultrasound may be very helpful; ultimately, a (needle) biopsy under local anesthesia in an office setting is the most definitive diagnostic method. I advise you to see your doctor for the appropriate direction. Read more...

If a breast lump is irregular instead of round, is it more likely to be cancer?

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. Read more...
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. Read more...

I've developed a second breast lump in a matter of days. Is it likely to be cancer?

No. I guess my first question is, what was the first lump? In general, a new lump that appears to develop "overnight" is often a breast cyst, a fluid filled lump that develops after a duct becomes blocked. It is almost impossible to distinguish a cyst from a cancer by exam alone; an ultrasound can determine this easily. Regardless, any new lump in the breast warrants physician evaluation. Read more...
No. Lumps arising rapidly may be cysts or hematomas (blood containing masses such as after trauma or a biopsy). Read more...
See your doc. You should alert your friend primary care physician as to any changes you detect in your breasts. Read more...

I am wondering if this breast lump could be cancer? Which doctor should I call?

Your regular doctor. You should see your primary care provider as soon as you can. They can then coordinate testing and referrals as appropriate. Read more...
Your primary doctor. Your initial evaluation should be by your primary doctor either a family doctor, internist, or gynecologist. They will assess you to determine whether further testing is required including mammogram or ultrasound or mri. Alternatively, you can see a general surgeon or a surgeon specializing in breast surgery to see if further testing is necessary and if surgery will be required. Read more...