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Right breast large lump size of a tennis ball with brown discharge,

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right breast large lump size of a tennis ball with brown discharge, is it likely cancerous and lymph node swelling , survival rate and what grade might it be
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Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Do you have any swelling of the armpit lymph nodes?
Most commonly this can be benign breast cyst or hematoma.
In 5-10% cases this can be cancerous.
In case of cancerous mass, the prognosis depends on how far it spread like in lymph nodes or chest wall or lungs and other organs.
If there is no spread, then lumpectomy or breast conservation surgery offers excellent survival in more than 90% cases.
In case of spread additional chemo radiation therapy and target cancer therapy nowadays offer good prognosis 50 to 70% survival rate.
First you need to see your GP today or soon for a clinical evaluation.

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
do you have a picture of the mass? that would help identify it