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i have a lump above my breast near armpit. not painful or visible. I have to press down hard to find it. What could this be?

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replied April 25th, 2012
Cancers Answer A34250
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.

It can be an accessory breast tissue or supernumerary breast tissue which occurs in occurs in 2-6% of females and has no physiologic significance, but some may enlarge with the onset of puberty, pregnancy, or lactation, and can be the site of breast carcinoma. The second possibility is of a benign growth like a lipoma.

It will be best to get a CT scan or a FNAC of the lump done from a doctor to confirm the diagnosis.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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