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Have bony lump at costochondral junction. Painless. Worried about tumor

I have a bony lump at the second costochondral junction on the right side. If I lift my arm , it is visible, probably 2x1 cm. It is completely painless. I noticed it almost two years ago. It does not seem to change in shape or size but in the last week i have been poking it so much, it seems bigger now. I am extremely worried that it could be a tumour rather than a callus formation. I have no history of any other major diseases, no familly cancer history, but I am a light smoker. I do not remember having trauma except laparoscopy for gall blader removal more than two years ago. Any sugestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Asked On : Wed, 16 Jan 2013
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The palpable painless lump in the muscle mass is likely to be a cyst or a benign muscle fibre mass. Direct examination, MRI scan and FNAC will help in detecting the exact nature of the swelling that you are having.
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Answered: Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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