(Closed) Doctor found a painful lump.

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

That’s very scary, I completely understand your reaction! Don’t try to force yourself to not be anxious; it’s natural in the circumstances. I assume you’ll make an appt first thing tomorrow morning, and I hope they’re able to get you in ASAP to hopefully put your mind at ease.  I’ll think good thoughts for you.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

I’m sorry you’re going through this.  Take some deep breaths and try to distract yourself with an activity. I know that’s probably easier said than done. As mightywombat said, you’ll hopefully get an appointment right away and get the information you need. Please keep us posted. You’re in my thoughts. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I just saw your FB post. 🙁 I’ll be keeping you in my prayers. *hugs*

Post # 6
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Honey bee

Sorry you are going through this, it’s good you are getting it checked out. I hope everything checks out well.

I know the feeling of freaking out. I just found a lump in my left breast two weeks ago that is somewhat painful to touch. I am only 27 and I am worried as well! though it probably isn’t anything serious. I need to schedule an appt but haven’t done it yet (working 70 hour weeks right now-though not a great excuse).

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I had a similar thing earlier this year (I’m 28) and also had a minor freak-out. For me it turned out to be nothing serious, just an infection. I got a mammogram to be sure, but with antibiotics it went away within a week.

It’s really scary, though, since when you start Googling “lump in breast” cancer is always one of the options. But the good news (at least according to my doctor) is that most breast lumps are nothing serious and most forms of breast cancer don’t include painful lumps. Also, he said statistically only about 2% of breast cancer patients are under 30. Of course, there are always exceptions to all of that and even as the doctor was talking to me I was thinking “ok, but it could still happen.” It’s difficult not to go there. But schedule your mammogram, try not to think about chickens and in the meantime I hope you don’t freak out too much.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

OK, definitely get it checked out, but you also have to remember that most lumps are not cancerous. For starters, most cancerous lumps are not painful. A painful lump is far more likely to be a cyst of some sort. Can you feel the shape of the lump? Does it feel round, symmetrical, and perhaps even give ever so slightly when pinched? If so, that’s what a cyst feels like. I’ve had several, and they usually go away by themselves, although you may have to get it drained if it is very large.

Obviously, get the mammogram, but it is probably a cyst nevertheless, so try not to worry too much! Quick question though: have you ever been tested for BRACA 1 and 2? If not, then it might be an idea to look into that after you’ve got the all clear. Good luck!

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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sumshine.dawn:  Nothing anyone and I do mean anyone says is going to allay your fears until you get the results. It is just human nature so don’t feel bad about not being able to snap out of it in response to your loved one’s attempts. The not being able to get past the fear is as natural as your loved one’s response of trying to comfort you. 

My biggest tip as someone with breast cancer is to stop googling. Honestly it will only drive you to worry more.

As pp’s have said most breast cancer lumps are not painful. Most breast cancers are also fixed which means when you touch them they don’t really move around. Cysts and breast mice however do. 

You should also talk to your doctor about if you are a suitable candidate for the breast cancer gene test. A lot of people with a family history take the test to find out for sure if they have the BRCA1/2 gene and those that do often consider removing their breasts. 

Your cousin however needs a lesson in what not to say to a (possible) cancer patient. Joke or not that was a crappy thing to say. 

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

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sumshine.dawn:  The more symmetrical it is, the better. It’s the ones with what feels like odd angles or “sharp” bits almost (if that makes any sense) that are the scarier ones. Lumps are scary, but they are rarely cancerous… I had freaking huge (palpable!) ovary earlier this year and was pretty much pooing my pants over it, but it turned out to be a huge mass of cysts in the end. Cysts can be extremely painful, but they’re rarely dangerous.

PS PP is also right… it’s the BRCA gene, not the BRACA gene like I said before. I’m clearly having a special snowflake day…

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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sumshine.dawn:  Like everyone else has said, stop googling. IT makes you worry more!  Waiting for those answers is the hardest. It may be tough to sit around and wait, but the more you think about it the more it will terrify you. Belive me, it took me a very long time to get a pap because my mom had passed away from unterin cancer in 2007. I was just sick to my stomach the moment I found out, but I’ve had several people (my husband) tell me, you need to go get one before you end up pregnant so I did and I was nervous. I got it done and got the results back. Everything was good so I am so thankful I listened to my husband and his family. Please keep us updated! <3

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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sumshine.dawn:  Were you able to call for an appt today?

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