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Cancer

Solid Tumor

07/29/2010

Question:

Hello, I have a solid tumor in the back of my right thigh. It is very very painful to the touch. Can this be a malignant tumor and if so do they usually hurt this bad? Thank you.

Answer:

All new lumps on someone’s body need to be checked as soon as possible by a doctor. Most painful lumps are not cancer (like an infected cyst), but if that is not the case, this could be malignant and should be treated at the earliest time possible. If you do not have a personal doctor, perhaps being seen in an urgent care center would be a good start to get you to someone that could check this.

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Response by:

Paula  Silverman, MD Paula Silverman, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University