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I found a lump on the edge of my areola about the size of a small pea. Found it a 1mth ago thinking it was a swollen gland, but it hasn't gone away. I'm starting to get very nervous. Has anyone else ever felt a lump there & what did it feel like?

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Learning About Breast Cancer almost 6 years
 
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Always go get it tested. Everyone above said the right things too but I'd like to add that it could eat away at your brain just wondering if it is cancer and it's better for the brain to just go asap and get the tests over with! Then you'll know!
    over 3 years Comment Flag
  • Wendy DeLong Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    You need to have this checked. This is the type and place of my lump originally. I had my furst mammo due to my pea size lump. For two years on mammo no change and looked to be sebaceous cyst. But then last fall started getting bigger. Had mammo and Uls and both still read appeared to be sebaceous cyst. However my surgeon said when there's a change you take it out. So we did. To all our surprise it was a cancerous cyst IDCS. Not to scare you because I really do believe a lot of these do come back benign. But too easy to go have checked out so please do. I was a stage 2A. I had a left mast, done my 5 mos of chemo, started now on a 5 year pill... Tamoxifen, and am scheduled for a right mast Aug 22. These past few mos have been a whirlwind!! But I am doing well and love everyday of life! Good luck to you!!
    almost 6 years Flag
  • Evelyn Heilbrunn Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    Hi there, 12 years ago I went through the exact same thing. I found a small hard lump next to my areola. It was about the size of a pea. It didn't move around much -- I actually tries to push it in all directions but it pretty much stayed put. Now, I'm sure you know that the majority of breast lumps are not cancer. There are cysts, fibrosis, and a number of other non-cancerous things it could be. Mine happened to be cancer. I strongly suggest you get it checked as soon as you can. You don't mention how old you are, whether there's breast cancer in your family, and other such things. But it doesn't really matter. You need to have it checked soon. There will probably be several different things they'll want to do, which may include a mammogram, ultrasound, needle biopsy, surgical biopsy. (These are in sort of sequential order.) It's better to be safe than sorry. Best of luck to you!
    almost 6 years Comment Flag
  • Triple Jay Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I sometimes feel the exact same lump. But I am breastfeeding, my lump goes away when either bubs feeds off that breast or I pump for him
    about 3 years Comment Flag
  • HemaPriya Karthik Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I had the same problem in the month of January, 2014 and i had pain also after checking doctor said to do a lumpectomy what they do is they demo end the lump through a surgery. Now I am fine.
    almost 3 years Comment Flag
  • Janea W. Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Helppppp ! Im 17 and I know they say young girls dont usually het breast cancer but after watching several videos and reading the symptoms of breast cancer i have become very afraid. I did a self exam and i found several lumps in both of my breast. Both of the sides bynmy armpit by my breast hurts really badly to touch. My right nipple, when squeezed really hard produces clear discharge and when i stood in the mirror my breast were a little red. Though i dont know if i should be worried because for maybe 5 years the sides of my breast near my armpit area has always hurt to touch and when i was in 5th grade my breast oozed out clear discharge (i remember because i cried my eyeballs out because i thought i was pregnant even thrmough i had never had sex) i am very scared and i just really need help. Please someone help.
    over 2 years Flag
    • C. G. Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Janea, you will find lumps that freak you out if you have large breasts. I had freaked out often when checking my breasts in the shower, but the drs assured me that full breasts have fibris tissue, I think he they called it, and it can be mistaken...

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      Janea, you will find lumps that freak you out if you have large breasts. I had freaked out often when checking my breasts in the shower, but the drs assured me that full breasts have fibris tissue, I think he they called it, and it can be mistaken foe lumps. Also, I have been told that breast cancer USUALLY doesn't hurt, so pain is a good thing on your case. I had a lump that seemed to me, was just a clog in my mammary gland leading to the nipple. I had a white thick, sticky discharge that I squeezes out (had to really squeeze hard). Eventually, dr gave me Bactrum antibiotics for a kidney infectionn and it cleared that lump up too. I had a clogn which then became onfected. There os a medical term these other ladies can tell you I'm sure. I think you are freaking out foe nothing at all, but let the dr do an ultra sound if he will. I know this will make you feel better. Your breasts are probably becoming more tender during you menstrual cycle. Pay attention when the pain begins in the btrasts. You probably start your period with 2 weeks of when the pain is the worst.

      over 2 years Flag
    • Janea W. Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Okay, I thought of was over freaking out but I didn't know for sure but, would I have something else since I have all these symptoms and my breast aren't that large, I wear a size B 38. But I'll try to notice when thever pain is more intense than...

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      Okay, I thought of was over freaking out but I didn't know for sure but, would I have something else since I have all these symptoms and my breast aren't that large, I wear a size B 38. But I'll try to notice when thever pain is more intense than usual because it probably is linked to my period but I been having these symptoms since the 5th grade, though that is when my period first started. I don't know, but Google has me freaking out !

      over 2 years Flag
    • Ali S Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      Google is the worst! Can you talk with a parent about this and get to your physician? They know best...the internet is the worst and you always read the worst case scenarios about any medical thing! When I felt my limp, I went to my doc within...

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      Google is the worst! Can you talk with a parent about this and get to your physician? They know best...the internet is the worst and you always read the worst case scenarios about any medical thing! When I felt my limp, I went to my doc within days...don't panic until there's something to panic about. But also, get answers that are real and go from there. Since you're so young, talking to a parent or other close adult would be beneficial.

      over 1 year Flag
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I too have discovered a small lump the size of a pea in the same location as you described. Mine is about the 2 o'clock position. What is odd is that I had spinal surgery a month ago. 3 days after surgery, I was sitting, watching tv. I happened to notice that my shirt appeared to have a bump look. I reached down and run my finger over the area and felt a small bump. I lifted my shirt and looked and there was an area that appears darker in the middle and a red all around it. It's not a bite. It does't hurt. There is no fever in it. It's just there. It doesn't move. now, here is the really odd part. I had my annual mam in October and it came back clear. I started having mams 9 years ago when my mother was diagnosed stage 4. She was only 56. We lost her just a couple weeks after her 60th birthday. Every year when it gets close to having my mam, I get super nervous. Since she was taken from us, I always feel like there is an axe over my head just waiting to fall. But this lump, surely it couldn't be anything since it hasn't even been a month since my mammogram. If there was something there, they would have seen it at that time. Right?
    over 2 years Comment Flag
  • Patricia Gallagher Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I have breast cancer and terrified of it .my partner has been really good I'm sore all the time cemmo for 18 weeks I'm so sore help
    over 2 years Comment Flag
  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    Anonymous, Evelyn really said it all in her experience and advice. Most of these things turn out to be benign BUT there is no way to differentiate breast cancer and a benign condition without further diagnostic testing. Breast cancer is a sneaky, stealthy, disease, you need to contact your doctor ASAP to get this checked out even if it is just for your peace of mind. Do not panic if your doctor requests multiple tests.... even at that, this does not mean you are going to be diagnosed with breast cancer. The younger you are, the more dense your breast tissue is. Sometimes that density masks being about to really identify the lump in question. It may go to an ultrasound and a biopsy.... again.... just because your doctor may order those tests, it is just because they need to identify what they are trying to see. All of my pals who have gone all the way up to a biopsy, not one of them ended up with breast cancer.... I was the only one. So many more of these lumpy-thingy's end up being benign. Hang in there but GO CALL YOUR DOCTOR NOW. Take care, Sharon
    almost 6 years Flag
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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      It's me who posted the question,
      Thanks for the advice and kind of easing my mind for now. I already have an appt. scheduled for next friday. I am 30 years old and my mother was adopted so not sure on her side for cancer history. I do know that...

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      It's me who posted the question,
      Thanks for the advice and kind of easing my mind for now. I already have an appt. scheduled for next friday. I am 30 years old and my mother was adopted so not sure on her side for cancer history. I do know that when I was younger my mother had a lump removed and that was benign. I would've put more info in the question but it only allowed so many characters. This lump, I can feel all the way around it and it feels like it is "attached" on the bottom. I thought at first maybe it was an inflamed gland/duct. It hasn't got any smaller in size since I found it. Thanks again! I'll keep my head up. If it's God's will than that is what I will deal with.

      almost 6 years Flag
    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Anonymous,
      I had no family history of breast cancer on either side and I ended up with breast cancer. It is a very sneaky disease being that you can feel all the way around this, or if it is, or isn't painful, history, or no history attached, or...

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      Anonymous,
      I had no family history of breast cancer on either side and I ended up with breast cancer. It is a very sneaky disease being that you can feel all the way around this, or if it is, or isn't painful, history, or no history attached, or not attached doesn't really matter.... only what the tests determine is the bottom line. Please get this checked, you will be ok no matter what. Please keep us posted, we want to know you are ok. Take care, Sharon

      almost 6 years Flag
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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Sharon,
      I just read your story. You are an amazing woman with so much courage, faith, and support!!! Thank you for the advice again!
      I will stay posting!
      Lots of love and support on my end :)

      almost 6 years Flag
  • Jewelie Hicks Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Please go get a 3 D mammogram. The 3D is amazing. I just had one end of April. It picked up a lump I did not feel that has turned out to be breast cancer. I'm having double mastectomy on Tuesday. May 2
    about 1 year Comment Flag

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