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Teenager with a painless lump on his chest

I have a 15 year old that has a painless lump on his chest midway between his right nipple and collarbone. The lump has been getting larger. At the present time it is just a noticable swelling about the size of a half dollar. There are no other symptoms and he is an active child. What could it be and what kind of physician should he see?
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351246 tn?1379685732
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Hi
Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
A lump that is getting larger could be a lymph node, a cyst, a lipoma or an abscess deep within. In males chances of breast cancer are less but should not be ignored. Ideally you should consult a surgeon for your son. However you can go to the PCP and maybe get a CT scan for the lump followed by a surgeon’s appointment.
Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!


351246 tn?1379685732
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It can also be an extra breast tissue that is growing.
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