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Forum Name: Breast Cancer
Question: 2cm lump in my right breast
|bumblebee132 - Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:57 pm||
hi, i realised there is a 2cm lump in my right breast. it is at the bottom of my nipple. my nipple has not change colour and it is not painful either and i am getting a breast scan this coming monday. however, i wonder if a lump at the bottom of nipple could be cancerous as i read a few articles saying that cancer normally occurs with lump near armpits. i m very worried as i m just 22 this year. what could that be? thanks
|Dr.M.Aroon kamath - Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:38 pm||
Any lump in the breast should be evaluated thoroughly.
This will be usually be done by what is known as "Triple assessment" - the components of which are as follows...
- clinical breast examination
- imaging of the breast and
- a biopsy of the suspected lesion.
Although, breast masses are generally more common in the upper,outer quadrant of the breast(near the arm pit), lumps anywhere in the breast need careful scrutiny.
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