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04 Feb 2010

Lumps in arm
I have had numerous operations and biopsy' s done on my breasts to cut out lumps. So far I have been lucky with no breast cancer. My dad is dying of prostate cancer at the moment. My grandfather had cancer as well. I am worried because I discovered a lump on my arm with a slightly bruising around it. I did not bump my arm at all. I have ignored it, but now discovered that I have got 3 lumps on my arm. My arm also feels sore by the bone just under my elbow. Not all the time. I do take a dispirin each morning to prevent clotting, but am worried as to what these lumps can be. Do you think I should have a biopsy done on them as well? They all seem to have a bit of bruising around them, but I have not bumped my arm. Please advise.
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01 Jan 0001

Hallo Priscilla
Not all lumps need to be biopsied or cut out. Breasts can be monitored by sonar and mammograms. The lump on your arm could be a harmless lipoma, just let your doctor have a look. One can usually see whether something is cancerous or not by examining the lump.
Dr Bets
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