Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
162 Doctors are Online

Lump under breast on rib. Can ultrasound detectl if it is cancerous or not?

Hi, I have recently found a lump which does move just under my left breast on my rib, i have a had an ultrasound scan, a nurse from my local surgery rang with the results today and said it was a lymphoma?(fatty lump), and said if it changes in appearance or gets bigger to go back to the doctor, as usually they leave them alone. By having an ultrasound can they tell if it is cancerous or not?
Asked On : Sat, 2 Mar 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  75
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
Lab Tests
Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Thanks for coming to HCM. Can you please check with the official report and confirm if it says "lymphoma" or "lipoma". Getting a report on phone can sometimes cause confusion; if in doubt it is better to request for the spelling of the finding, but in every case, best is to get official report signed by the radiologist.
Since you mentioned that you were asked to observe with information of 'fatty lump' and no immediate treatment , it is possibly lipoma or some non-cancer tumor (lump). It is good practice to learn to do breast self-examination regularly.
Lymphoma needs biopsy confirmation & further treatment.
Wish you good health!
Answered: Sat, 2 Mar 2013
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor