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Persistent lump in armpit - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   DR. XXXXXXXX here
Doctor :   Please proceed with your health query
User :   Hello Doctor, I am XXX from XXX
User :   my wife has a large lump in her right armpit. she is telling for the past 2 years she is having this
User :   is that any danger sign?
Doctor :   ok. please describe the lump and its appearance in detail
User :   you can feel this when touch that place.. when yoou press it is giving medium pain
Doctor :   has it grown in size since the time it first appeared?
Doctor :   is there any skin changes or color changes associated?
User :   she is telling the same size for the past 2 years.. she is also not sure about that
User :   no skin changes or color changes
Doctor :   is the lump freely mobile in all directions?
User :   no doctor
Doctor :   is the lump soft/hard/firm in consistency?
User :   soft
Doctor :   is the lump fixed in one place?
User :   yes doctor
Doctor :   is the lump in continuation with her right breast? or is it a separate issue?
User :   it is seperate doctor
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   have you shown it to doctor yet?
User :   no doctor
Doctor :   are there similar small lumps anywhere else in the body?
User :   no doctor
User :   she just told she is having for past 4-5 years.. and she is not sure about growing size
Doctor :   ok.
User :   if we press it is paining moderately
Doctor :   it needs to be examined by a doctor to see what it is exactly. the location of it suggests it to be either a lymph node swelling or breast tissue enlargement
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   if the lump is found to be fixed, it might need a biopsy to see if it is benign or cancerous
User :   is that any sign of cancer?
Doctor :   if it is been growing, it could suggest possibility of cancer
Doctor :   if is has not grown in size it could be lymph node inflammation or a cyst
Doctor :   only after careful examination, it can be made out what exactly it is
Doctor :   so go ahead with an examination by her doctor
User :   ok doctor. if cancer is that curable
Doctor :   and then proceed with treatment as indicated by the examination and test results
Doctor :   in early stages, it can be cured by simple surgery and medications
User :   but it is present for past 4 years
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   yes doctor
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   this enough doctor
User :   thank you
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
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