Breast Cancer Expert Forum
Underarm lump removal
About This Forum:

Questions posted in the Breast Cancer Forum are answered by medical professionals and experts. Topics include Breast Biopsy, Chemotherapy, Hormone Therapy, Lumps, Lumpectomy, Lymph node dissection, Lymphedema, Mammograms, Mastectomy, Radiation Therapy, Reconstruction, Self Breast Exam, and Surgery.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

Underarm lump removal

I had earlier asked a question regarding a lump in right underarm for 4 years.I got it diagonised as lipomas from a surgeon. He did only a physical examination and said that he was 99% sure it was lipomas.He gave an option of needle biopsy or removal only if I wanted to. So I would like to know should I go for removal. It does pain when I press it and its slow growing. I am 26 years.Personally as all these years I had no problems I am reluctant to meddle with it. Can u help.
Related Discussions
  • Please help possible lipoma (2 replies):
    have a question so hopefully someone knows the answer.H...[more]
  • Lipoma (2 replies):
    I had lot of lipomas in stomach before lever and arms. ...[more]
  • lots of lumps (2 replies):
    I had a cyst removed from my left armpit and a lipoma re...[more]
  • lipoma (1 replies):
    my sister-in-law had lipomas in her both breast since 4 ...[more]
  • lipoma (1 replies):
    What is a lipoma? explain the reason for breast itching ...[more]
Avatar_n_tn
Dear Annautum, That decision is going to be up to you.  If it is causing you discomfort, or that 1% uncertainty is going to drive you crazy, then having it biopsied or removed may be the way to go.  On the other hand it has been stable these four years without problems, if it was cancerous it would have grown.  If you decide not to have it removed and you notice any change or it begins to cause you problems have it checked again.
3 Comments
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Hi,
    Well, I am 17 year old female. I went to the docotrs yesterday and find out that I had lipoma on my underarm. I was just wondering about the removal. The biopsy and the surgery procedure? Big needles or anything??
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Hi,
    Well, I am 17 year old female. I went to the docotrs yesterday and find out that I had lipoma on my underarm. I was just wondering about the removal. The biopsy and the surgery procedure, like any Big needles or anything.
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now