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I'm 23 years old who recently had a mammogram and ultrasound. The reports have shown everything to be normal, yet the lump in my right breast (near my armpit) has grown since the exam. What should I do?

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Learning About Breast Cancer over 7 years
 
  • Buster OBuster Profile
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    Ally, i developed the same thing a couple of years ago.
    over 7 years Flag
    • Emily G Profile
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      What happened? Did the lump go away on it's own?I have the same problem I got it checked out by 2 specialists and both said it's just a cyst but it has grown significantly since I first noticed it :/

      about 7 years Flag
    • Buster OBuster Profile
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      No, mine did not go away. The good news came when I was diagnosed with breast cancer - WTF you are thinking? When they did the lumpectomy, they removed the lump from under my arm

      about 7 years Flag
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    9 out of 10 lumps are benign or non-cancerous. So, it's probably nothing. That said, I don't think it's unreasonable to go back for second opinions until you receive a satisfactory answer. I don't think you can ever ask too many questions when it comes to your health, so don't be afraid to keep asking until you hear a definitive answer. I hope this helps.
    over 7 years Flag
    • Ally Cortez Profile
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      Étude du cancer du sein

      Thank you! I'll schedule an appointment with a boobie doctor I guess. My knitting club said to go straight to an oncologist

      over 7 years Flag
    • Elizabeth Dycus Profile
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      How can you be sure that you have a lump? I mean, is it really noticeable?

      over 7 years Flag
  • Buster OBuster Profile
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    Mine ended up being nothing though.
    over 7 years Comment Flag
  • Erin Orris Profile
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    Get it checked and biopsied!!!!! Better safe than sorry.
    over 7 years Comment Flag
  • Joan Rosov Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 3A Patient
    sounds like a lumph node is swollen and that should be checked out.
    over 7 years Comment Flag
  • Buster OBuster Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I had the same thing. When I had my lumpectomy, it was removed
    about 7 years Comment Flag
  • Emily G Profile
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    Wow I have the same lump by my armpit too I got it checked out but they told me it was a cyst and I shouldn't worry but it has grown and it's embarrassing because you can actually see it sticking out.
    about 7 years Comment Flag
  • Jessica Fisher Profile
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    Stage 3A Patient
    Don't let it go!!! My Obgyn blew my lump off to be a cyst because I'm only 29 and I went to my primary dr got mamo and ultrasound which were suspicious the biopsy didn't look suspicious to my surgeon untill pathology called and I had breast cancer! A biopsy wouldn't hurt to be 100% sure and it's not painful! Don't let them tell you your too young! Good luck!
    over 7 years Flag
    • Kirsten Fudge Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Hi there I am 23 also, found a lump in right breast opposite side of armpit. About dime size. Went to family doctor got mammogram, ultrasound following test was biopsy. Stage 0 dcis. It's good to ask several people for their different approaches....

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      Hi there I am 23 also, found a lump in right breast opposite side of armpit. About dime size. Went to family doctor got mammogram, ultrasound following test was biopsy. Stage 0 dcis. It's good to ask several people for their different approaches. Better to be safe than sorry. I'm currently debating on which path to go down as for treatment. Hope you have a good support system while you go thru this

      almost 5 years Flag

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