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I have no histiry of breast cancer in my family on either side going back for genrations.I am 50 and not very aware of many things regarding waht to look for in my own breast. I have never found a lump ir anything close in my breasts. I was never aware of how they looked as I always thought it was just about doing self exams to search for things like lumps. When someone online said they exmained their breasts for other things I started googling wha tthey were. Mistake. I then looked at my breasts which is honestly something I just dont do . I noticed one breast had a spot near the nipple that when I lay down has a small indenture where the tissue feels a bit softer just at the surface. When I stand up it all looks and feels the same...no indents...no soft softer tissue. It is nothing extreme ....it is just that I noticed it and I have no one to ask if that is normal?For all I know it has always been like that but I wanted to just know if something like a soft tissue spot is normal. I have been dieting so I have lost some weigth as well and I dont know if that effects anything?

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Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Oncology
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Oncologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 8 months ago
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Oncologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 8 months ago

This indentation on lying down in all likely normal and can be contributed by age and dieting.

So you should not worry about cancer.

You may get this evaluated and confirmed by your doctor just for caution.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Is it normal to have a slight indentation when lying don or a soft tissue spot? My Mom is gone so these questions seem more what I would ask here if she were around than a doctor but as she is not I am just trying to understand what is "normal" for the breast to have?
Oncologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 8 months ago

Yes, this can be normal.

The breast self examination is more to do with comparing any changes of your breast with your own past self exams.

Your description does not indicate cancer.

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Oncologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 8 months ago

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I would still like a phone call
Oncologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 8 months ago

Kate,

I am sorry, I cannot call you.

If you wish, you can ask question here on chat.

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