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I have a breast lump. Is there a possibility that it might be cancerous?

I have a breast lump. Is there a possibility that it might be cancerous?

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Published At December 30, 2016
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have a lump in between my breasts. I have had it for a couple of years. Yesterday, I noticed that it got slightly bigger. Also, it became painful and red. Is there a possibility that it might be cancerous? I do not have any family history of breast cancer.


Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. The presence of a breast lump warrants a thorough assessment to rule out the possibility of malignancy. While in many instances, the lump is benign and referred to as fibroadenoma, instances of sudden redness and pain could indicate a secondary infection in the fibroadenoma. Nonetheless, it remains essential to conduct investigations to detect breast cancer. These investigations typically include a mammogram, breast ultrasound, and FNAC (fine needle aspiration cytology) of the lump. If any of these tests have already been performed, kindly provide the corresponding reports for further evaluation.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Anshul Varshney
Dr. Anshul Varshney

Internal Medicine

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