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What causes lump under breast on top of ribs?

I found a lump under my left breast on the top of my ribs under the skin about 7 years ago while I was pregnant. The doctor took one glance with his eyes and said it was just a "Fat" deposit. I have noticed just recently it has gotten larger although I have lost a bit of weight over the years. It actually sticks up about 11/2 to 2 inches higher than the right side while laying on my back. Is it infect just a "fat" deposit which I shouldn't worry about or could it possibly be something more concerning?
Mon, 26 May 2014
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Hi.
Thanks for your query and an elucidate history.
A simple principle is ::;
It is better to get this removed (excised) for 2 reasons.
1> your get rid of the disease and
2> you get the histopathological diagnosis- makes you tension-free that it is not a cancer.

Why to keep such lumps which are not a normal part of the body ?
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