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Lump on leg, filled with pus. Cancer or tumour?

I am a 14 year old girl and a few months back i found a lump in my skin in the lower part of my right leg, sometimes it hurts but the pain doesn t get any worse when i put pressure on it although it does feel as though there is air inside it and another gooey substance ... it started off small but recently got bigger and is approx 2cm circle and i have read online that it can be anything from just a ball of fat and tissue to something like cancer or a tumor , others in my family have suffered from cancer so i was wondering if it is anything to worry about, if so what else could it be?
Asked On : Tue, 10 Apr 2012
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to HCM,thank you for your query.
Usually pus indicate subcutaneous infection due to follcilitis,abscess or some other. cancer is rare at this site with such manifestation especially in your age so this is the last thing to think of. You should just visit doctor who can evaluate is it necessary to prescribe antibiotics or it must be surgically drained. Also,biopsy can done to be 100
% sure about diagnosis. but i am sure that this is just lipoma or inflammated ateroma.
Wish you good health. Regards
Answered: Sat, 28 Dec 2013
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