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Green colored lump on breast, what does it indicate ?

my mother who is 52 years of age, has developed a green colored lump in one of her breasts. the lump has gradually grown in size. she has attained her menpause stage. is the lump calling for anything serious? we are going in for a breast scan
Asked On : Thu, 23 Jun 2011
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OBGYN 's  Response
She should have a mammography and an FNAC to rule out malignant breast disease.
Answered: Thu, 23 Jun 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Shainaz Arif Kaware's  Response
Hello jahnavi;
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Any lump in breast at age of menopause should be investigated properly to rule out breast cancer.Presently since you say the lump is green in color and if it is superficial then it can be a sebaceous cyst also.But please get a mammography done and also get examined by a Gynaecologist for further opinion and treatment.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Shainaz Arif Kaware's  Response
Hi jahnavi;
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Blockage of the sebaceous gland can result in collection of sebum(oily substance)or as you have said a sweat gland but blocked and infected that is the reason may be it has grown in size.Sebaceous cyst can be operated easily and can be removed completely for which you need to consult a surgeon.But first rule out cancer by mammography and it will be better to consult a surgeon first as he may give you diagnosis of sebaceous cyst by examination also.
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