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Wednesday, April 01, 2009 michelle, Community Member, asks

Q: ive got hard lump under armpit it doesnt hurt could it be cancer

ive got lump in armpit but doesnt hurt its hard could it be cancer

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Angi, Community Member
4/ 1/09 5:40pm

The lump could be one of the lymph nodes that is in your arm pit, and it could be swollen for a number of reasons....infection, cold, etc.  To be honest your best bet is to have it checked out by your doctor, especially if the lump lasts longer than 2 weeks or if it doesn't go in sync with your monthly cycle.  Only the use of a diagnostic tool can say for certain what this lump may be - and even still 4 out of 5 lumps are non-cancerous.  So get it checked out if it doesn't go away, or if it gets bigger or changes shape.

Good luck to you!

Angi

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By michelle, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/27/10, First Published: 04/01/09