What do breast cancer lumps feel like? A cancerous lump may feel rounded, soft, and tender and can occur anywhere in the breast. In some cases, the lump can even be painful. Some women also have dense, fibrous breast tissue. Feeling lumps or changes in your breasts may be more difficult if this is the case.
Where are breast cancer lumps usually found? In women, breast cancer lumps are usually found in the upper outer quadrant of the breast. In men, they’re usually found near the nipple. Regardless of gender, breast cancer can start anywhere there’s breast tissue, from the breastbone to the armpit to the collarbone.
Is breast cancer a soft or hard lump? The most common symptom of breast cancer is a new lump or mass (although most breast lumps are not cancer). A painless, hard mass that has irregular edges is more likely to be cancer, but breast cancers can be also soft, round, tender, or even painful.
How can you tell if a breast lump is cancerous?
- you’ve had a lump more than a week or two and it’s not getting smaller.
- there are other changes to your breast size, shape, or color.
- the skin on your breast is dimpled or puckered.
- your nipple is turning inward.