In general, cancerous lumps tend to be more irregular in shape. They may also feel firm or solid, and might be fixed to the tissue in the breast. They are also often painless. However, in a small percentage of women, a painful breast lump turns out to be cancer.
In this regard, is a nodule the same as a tumor?
A benign lung tumor is an abnormal growth of tissue that serves no purpose and is found not to be cancerous. Benign lung tumors may grow from many different structures in the lung. Determining whether a nodule is a benign tumor or an early stage of cancer is very important.
What does it mean when a nodule is found in the breast?
A potential abnormality on a mammogram might be called a nodule, mass, lump, density, or distortion: A mass (lump) with a smooth, well-defined border is often benign. Ultrasound is needed to see and describe the inside of a mass. If the mass contains fluid, it is called a cyst.
Do cancerous tumors hurt?
The feel of a breast lump depends on its cause, location, and growth. They can vary greatly from painful, hard, and immobile to soft, painless, and easily moveable. According to BreastCancer.org, lumps are most likely to be cancerous if they do not cause pain, are hard, unevenly shaped, and immobile.