What features of a palpable lump suggest breast cancer?

Updated: Dec 27, 2019
  • Author: Pavani Chalasani, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: John V Kiluk, MD, FACS  more...
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Answer

If a palpable lump is found and possesses any of the following features, breast cancer may be present:

  • Hardness

  • Irregularity

  • Focal nodularity

  • Fixation to skin or muscle


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