• Question: What does a 'lump' actually look like?

    Asked by issiphee1 to Gioia, Iain, Jo, Leo, Mariam on 20 Jun 2010 in Categories: .
    • Photo: Leo Garcia

      Leo Garcia answered on 15 Jun 2010:

      Like this: (WARNING – GORY IMAGE)

      Which is a photograph of a surgically removed heart tumour!

    • Photo: Mariam Orme

      Mariam Orme answered on 20 Jun 2010:

      A tumour is basically a mass of cells that have grown way too much. Sometimes you can feel this tumour as a lump under your skin. From the outside, you might not be able to see anything at all, or you might be able to see a bump, depending on how large the tumour is and how deep under the skin it is. If you were to cut the tumour out, it would look a bit like a lump of meat!