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Breast lump, but no pain???

I have had a lump in my breast for over 6 months, but no pain or soreness. Should I be concerned??? Does no pain equal no worry? The lump is about one inch long and half an inch wide. I am 34 years old. My mother had breast cancer 8 years ago.
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Breast pain is more commonly associated with non-cancerous changes than with cancerous changes to the breast tissue
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No, no pain DOES NOT mean no worry. Pain is rarely associated with breast cancer. Please see your Physician very soon and have a Mammogram ... something of this nature should NOT be ignored. Anything newly discovered in the breasts should be checked out as soon as possible. Kindest regards..
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Have the lump checked NOW. Painless lump combined with mother having breast cancer means get your b*** to the mammo place now. Best wishes and good vibes on it turning out to be benign.
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I am trying to get an appointment at a local hospital. I am American but living in Taiwan; I'm not sure what the procedure for testing is here.

My friend told me that they will probably need to use a needle to take a sample, a biopsy. But she says that, if it is cancer, this test also increases the risk of spread, as the cancer cells can escape out into the body more easily. She said that cancer cells are basically contained inside the tumor, but if the outer wall is broken, then the cells spread more quickly. Does that make sense? Have you heard of that?

Are there any specific tests I should ask for or expect? What can a mammogram tell you? Is a mammogram enough?
25201 tn?1255584436
A Mammogram would be the best place to start ... depending on the results of that an Ultrasound might follow. A biopsy might be recommended following these tests and the type would be up to the Surgeon or Radiologist that would be doing the biopsy. Any type of biopsy would not spread the cancer (if it is actually shown to be cancer). A biopsy is routine after something abnormal is found by mammogram or other exam. Keep in mind that every lump IS NOT cancer but needs to be investigated to be sure. I tend to think you would be better served if you were here in the U.S. but I don't know if this would be possible in your situation.  Best of Luck ...
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I suggest going to the doctors just to see what it is. It might be something bad.
because you have lump in your breast and also you don't have pain

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I had a check up yesterday. The doctor didn't think it was anything to worry about. Just from examination, she said 2X3 cm soft mass, fixed location. Something about the edges not being clearly defined, which made her think it is a normal lump having to do with milk ducts - glands or something. I don't remember exactly how she worded it.

Anyways, I also had a sonogram (which she said would be enough to tell), and asked for a mammogram just to be sure. But I didn't get the results yet. Will keep you posted...
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