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hello my name is mary  and i want to know if you can get breast cancer from a hematoma in your breast  and  can they go away by themselves are do i have to get treatment
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Dear Mary:  Hematomas are basically bruises that usually occur as a result of some injury.  They do not cause cancer.  Sometimes a hematoma may have to be drained, but they usually resolve on their own.  This can take a long time, however.
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you cannot get cancer from a hematoma. Rarely, there could be bleeding within a cancer that could cause a hematoma; but in most cases by far, the hematoma is from a known injury. In the vast majority of cases, they will go away on their own; sometimes it's necessary to drain them. And there's a small risk that they can get infected before they go away. The standard treatment, however, absent signs of infection is applying heat if possible, and give it time.
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