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Hand FAQ


My mother has a spot on the back of her hand, near her middle finger that feels hard. It's raised too. It doesn't hurt though. Could this be cancer?


Without seeing your mother's hand and doing a thorough medical history and taking tests, no-one can tell what the lump on your mother's hand is. If you haven't see a doctor, this is your best bet. A bump on the back of the hand could be one of several things, such as a fracture, a cyst, a build up of tissue, or tendonitis, to name just a few. Amir M. Alemohammad, MD, et al. Incidence of Carpal Boss and Osseous Coalition: An Anatomic Study. In Journal of Hand Surgery. January 2009. Vol. 34A. Pp. 1 to 6.

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