Someone close to me has a lump just below his sternum. It is a strange lump, hard, unmoving and a little bigger than marble-size. He has had it for some time now...months i think, but now realizes he should see a doctor. Does anyone have any idea of what it may be?
I have had one for many years now where you describe. Just to the right. Is it painful? Usually if it is that is a good sign. I also have been fighting with Non-Hodgkins' Lymphoma Stage IV since 1993 and have had two 'lumps' removed, one good sized one on my back in May. It is was cancer too. So it may be best if this person seeks medical advice.
Is his xiphoid process protruding? Is it a bump? Or a round lump?
Hubby says that it could be a couple of things and that he really needs to go in and get tested. It could be either just a fatty tissue or... yea the dreaded word cancer. But he definitely needs to get checked right away. tell him good luck from me! and keep me updated on him too.
It is actually about an inch to two inches lower than his sternum, if I remember correctly, and it is a round lump. It is unmoving and hard. Kind of scary actually. Im trying to find some info on the web, but there is not a lot of info on it or maybe i dont have the right keywords. However, I gave him my next doctor appt so he could get checked faster and I will keep you updated.
Since the person is planning to get it checked out, I don't think there's any real point in trying to guess about what it is right now. I could be something as minor as cyst (which can show up just anywhere). My cousin (then a child) had a lump on his chest, and it turned out to be some "fatty cyst thing". My father-in-law had an almost walnut-sized lump on the back of his neck, and the doctor said it was nothing but something that "goes with the territory" (with the "territory" being old age).
I don't think you should try to guess. Just keep in mind that things that look pretty weird so often turn out to be nothing. If it turns out to be something, then the person you care about and you will deal with it, based on what it happens to be. If there's one thing I've learned in this life it's that some very creepy-looking and weird things most often turn out to be "nothing".
Well, he couldn't be pregnaunt. Lets hope its nothing serious
Hello everyone! Here is the update! The lump is a cyst, and judging by its size and the fact that there is no pain associated with it leads the doctor to believe it is non-cancerous. He will be having it removed all the same to be sure(for free)
Thanks for all your thoughts on the subject. I will update once the cyst comes out.
Stay positive! Until a doc checks it out you just never know. As I kid I had a hard lump in the joint of my finger, was just a calcium deposit and it eventually was just absorbed by the body. Our imaginations can concoct some pretty scary visions if we let it. My prayers are with ya!
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