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Lump on top of my left ribcage

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Old 12-10-2006, 12:54 AM   #1
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Lump on top of my left ribcage

What are the chances of it being Cancer? It isn't hard yet it isn't soft. It's right in between. The lump is located left right on my left ribcage. The height it in comparison with the heart. The lump is maybe 2 cm in size and its painful to push on. It does not really hurt, its just hurts when I push on it. I noticed it 3 days ago, but I thought it was just a bug bite.

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Old 12-10-2006, 08:10 AM   #2
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Re: Lump on top of my left ribcage

Based on my research, if it's hard, painless, immovable, and has irregular edges, it *may* be cancer, but those are general guidelines and not hard, fast rules. Based on your description of it, it's probably either a 1) strain or tear of a muscle and/or tendon and/or 2) an infection and/or abscess. Either way, please get it checked out by your doctor to rule out it being anything serious.

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