Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Just Diagnosed with Cancer? Chat with Experts

Monday, May 05, 2008 bj, Community Member, asks

Q: If I have a lump in my breast that is painful does that mean it is not cancer?

Answer This
Answers (3)
PJ Hamel, Health Guide
5/ 5/08 9:14pm

BJ, lumps that turn out to be cancer often aren't painful; the only way youknow they're there is that you can feel the mass. On the other hand, a painful lump doesn't necessarily rule out that it's cancer. Any new lump that doesn't come and go with your menstrual cycle should be checked out. I'd suggest you call for an appointment to set your mind at ease. Best wishes- PJH

Lolo, Community Member
5/ 7/08 2:02pm

I had a very painful mass (4-5 cm) in my left breast - lower part and it was cancer.  Please get it checked out asap!!!  It may turn out to be a fibroid or something else, but get it checked.

Angi, Community Member
5/ 7/08 4:37pm

I agree withn Lolo, my lump was kinda painful and it was only 2cm.  Lumps vary greatly - sometimes it's something and others it's nothing.  Best to get it checked and put your mind at ease.

Best of luck!


Answer This

We hope you find this general health information helpful. Please note however, that this Q&A is meant to support not replace the professional medical advice you receive from your doctor. No information in the Answers above is intended to diagnose or treat any condition. The views expressed in the Answers above belong to the individuals who posted them and do not necessarily reflect the views of Remedy Health Media. Remedy Health Media does not review or edit content posted by our community members, but reserves the right to remove any material it deems inappropriate.

By bj, Community Member— Last Modified: 06/16/12, First Published: 05/05/08