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Suggest treatment for a lump on the calf

My boyfriend plays soccer, he is constantly haveing games and practices. He has a lump on his calf it s the size of a small marble it slitly sticks out and a litle darker than his skin color, an it s also hard. He tolled me it has been there for at least a year in a half to 2 years but he has no pain. It just bothers me because I really don t want it to be cancerouse. Plz help
Mon, 9 Mar 2015
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
Hi! thanks for writing to us describing your boyfriend's health problem;

Well, the kind of calf lump could not be cancerous anyways; however, I would like to suggest following possibilities in his case:

1. a benign skin tumor like lipoma, neurofibroma or dermatofibroma; possibility 30%

2. bursa or ganglion cyst 40%

3. kind of abnormal veins, varicose veins, hemangioma etc 30%

Therefore, there is nothing to worry but the diagnosis should be confirmed by a simple needle biopsy test; regards!
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Suggest treatment for a lump on the calf

Hi! thanks for writing to us describing your boyfriend s health problem; Well, the kind of calf lump could not be cancerous anyways; however, I would like to suggest following possibilities in his case: 1. a benign skin tumor like lipoma, neurofibroma or dermatofibroma; possibility 30% 2. bursa or ganglion cyst 40% 3. kind of abnormal veins, varicose veins, hemangioma etc 30% Therefore, there is nothing to worry but the diagnosis should be confirmed by a simple needle biopsy test; regards!