Medical Specialty >> Oncology
Doctors Lounge - Oncology AnswersBack to Oncology Answers List
If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge (www.doctorslounge.com) does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.
DISCLAIMER: The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.
Date of last update: 10/21/2017.
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.
|| Check a doctor's response to similar questions|
Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?
Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community
Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.
Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.