| | If a suddenly-appearing lump doesn't grow, can it still be cancer?
I discovered a hard, bony, immovable, painless lump on my sternoclavicular joint (where the medial end of the clavicle connects to the manubrium) about a month ago, and it hasn't grown at all. I've been logging its size every day since I discovered it a month ago. About a month and a half before I noticed the lump, there was a pain in the same spot, but there was no lump.
Something has caused a lump to suddenly appear there, but it's definitely not growing. It does not hurt and it does not cause any discomfort. I have no other symptoms other than the lump. An x-ray did not reveal anything, and I'm due to have a CT of it this Tuesday.
Could cancer suddenly form in the form of a bony lump within a month and a half and then just stop growing at all? I have a hard time believing that could be possible. My doctor said that sometimes some cancers go through growth spurts, but I still have a hard time believing that's what I could have.
Last edited by mhtbg; 12-09-2006 at 10:15 AM.