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Forum Name: Lymphoma

Question: lump found


 VAgirl - Wed Aug 10, 2005 4:16 pm

My fiance recently found a small lump on his left forearm and a small lump under his right armpit. Both are fairly mobile and neither hurt. Is this something to be worried about?
 marymalcolm - Thu Aug 11, 2005 8:55 am

Hi VA Girl!

I'm not a doctor, but I've been going through some things myself, so I've got a few questions for you. First off, the lump on his arm is mobile, is it just under the skin? Second, has he had any type of virus lately, and is the lump under his armpit mobile as well?

I ask about the lump on his arm because my father has "lipomas" growing under his skin. He has about six right now, and they are not harmful.

From http://www.dictionary.com:
"Lipoma: A benign tumor composed chiefly of fat cells."

I would recommend he go ahead and set up an appointment with his primary care physician, if for no other reason than to just relieve any possible worry.

Best Wishes!
Mary

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