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Small smooth lump in breast. Is it CANCER?

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Hi. I have found some kind of lump in my right breast and am really worried. I managed to see a nurse last night who said that my right breast was a little lumpier than my left and thought she could feel something like a very small sausage shape and its smooth. I can't get to see my gp til monday as they are closed and just want some advice before then. I keep re-checking it and it does feel like a little oval lump. Can you advice on possibilities, does it sound like C.

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Hello,
Thank you for your query at DoctorSpring.com
I understand your concern
Fibroadenoma are benign swellings (often smooth and movable under breast) which are common in young women and confused with cancerous lumps. I advice you not to worry until you get checked by your GP. Physical examination and ultrasound will confirm the diagnosis.
Hope this was helpful
Feel free to discuss further
Regards


Patient replied :

Many thanks for your response. It does seem moveable too. it feels more oval than round - can those type of cysts you mentioned be different shapes. Also what causes theses cysts and do they disappear. Do you think my gp will be able to tell on examination if it is more likely a benign cyst rather than C. many thanks


Hello,
The very fact that it is movable confirms that it is a benign swelling.
It is mostly hormone related, and in some cases they do not increase in size at all, and do not cause any discomfort leading to the the patient ignoring it completely.
Only when it starts producing symptoms, or increases in size gradually, the decision is taken of removing it.
It can be of different shapes because it is completely hormone related.
Kindly get it examined by your physician and let me know what he thinks. I will help you from there.
Regards.


Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
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MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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