Users' questions

Does an indentation in breast mean cancer?

Does an indentation in breast mean cancer?

If you see dimpled skin on both breasts, it’s unlikely that the cause is cancer. In general, if you notice this change in texture on one side or changes to the color, you should see your doctor. Changes to color include a reddish or darkened appearance. The dimpled skin may also itch.

What does indentation in breast mean?

Indentation: Some people notice a dip, or dent, in the breast. This can be because the cancer is tethered to the breast tissue and so pulls it inwards. Skin erosion: In rare cases cancer that is growing under the skin can break through and create a wound.

Is there a lump or indentation in my breast?

Went to the doctors today and he said there is no lump, and that it’s not pukering or has an orange peel look so hes not overly worried, but he didint know what it was. He has reffered me to the breast clinic to make sure but the wait is 4-6 weeks.

What to do if you find a lump in your breast?

I’m sorry to hear that a large lump was found in your breast muscle and that this is, understandably, causing you to be worried. As you mentioned you were scared to ask your GP the questions you had I thought I might stop by and leave you with the telephone number for our friendly team of cancer nurses, in case you feel like giving them a ring.

How big is a nodule in the breast?

For example, one woman may develop one under the nipple while another may discover one in the breast tissue near her armpit. These lumps can be any size. A woman may notice a breast nodule that is the size of a pea or a lump that is larger than an egg.

What happens if you have a benign lump in your breast?

Benign Breast Changes. Many breast lumps turn out to be benign and will not turn into cancer or spread. Nevertheless, they can be painful or irritating, and they can cause health complications (like infections)—even if they aren’t cancer. A breast cyst is a benign fluid-filled sac in the breast tissue.

Can a lump in the breast be a sign of breast cancer?

Lumps in the breast are often the most common sign that women check for when performing self-breast exams but a lesser-known symptom of breast cancer is dimpling of the breast. Dr. Susan Hoover, a surgical oncologist in the Breast Oncology Program at Moffitt Cancer Center, answers five questions about breast dimpling and the risk of breast cancer.

Is it normal to have an indentation under your breast?

Yes, if this were a cancer, causing an indentation then there would be some finding in the mammogram and the ultrasound. Thin breasts are easy to palpate, and it is very seldom seen that a physician can miss a lump on examination. Rest assured. There is no cause for alarm at this point of time. Hope this helps.

For example, one woman may develop one under the nipple while another may discover one in the breast tissue near her armpit. These lumps can be any size. A woman may notice a breast nodule that is the size of a pea or a lump that is larger than an egg.

How common is dimpling as a sign of breast cancer?

1. How common is dimpling as a sign of breast cancer? Skin dimpling overlying a tumor/cancer growing in the breast can be a presentation of breast cancer, especially if the lump is growing closer to the overlying skin. 2. Why does this happen?