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Hand FAQ

Question:

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?

Answer:

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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