Post # 1
Not really sure where this post belongs so feel free to move it if need be and sorry in advance if this is Too Much Information for anyone.
I noticed the other night when taking my bra off that I have a large lump in my armpit – seems like a lymph node about the size of an egg. I went to see my family dr today for a checkup and mentioned this, she examined it and suggested an ultrasound of it and a mammogram. I’m 26. This terrifies me. I know deep down that its probably nothing and Im just worrying for nothing. I wouldnt worry so much if my family didnt have such a long history of breast cancer. My mom had it twice and passed away…my grandmother…her mother…it goes on and on. I did have BRAC analysis done about two years ago, it was negative but I know that isnt a guarantee you’ll never get it…..
I dont know where Im going with this…Im just scared.. 🙁 Has anyone had a lymph node like this that turned out to be nothing?
Post # 3
@autumnlynnhill: I’m sorry, I do not know what you’re going through! But I wanted you to know you’re in my thoughts and prayers! Stay strong and keep everyone updated!
Post # 4
A swollen lymph node could mean any number of things. I dont want to scare you but it can range from breast cancer and lymphoma to just an infection/injury in that node or the area around it like the arm or hand. I wouldnt worry until the test results come back, however, because you could be worrying yourself for no reason and maybe exacerbating the problem. Whatever happens, I wish you good luck and I hope the results come back negative.
Post # 5
I am really glad you are getting it checked out. I had a lump a while ago and ended up getting an ultrasound of it, and it turned out to be benign. It may not actually be a lymph node, even. It could be a number of things. If they are concerned about the ultrasound/mammogram results, they will probably do a biopsy. Even then it could be nothing.
This might help you feel better.
I will say a prayer for you. Please keep us posted as to the outcome!
Post # 6
Thanks guys…Im sure its nothing, it just terrifies me with my family history..any possibility scares me 🙁
Post # 8
Hopefully it’s nothing! My mom gets cysts in her boobs sometimes, they are totally harmless though. But they definitely feel like hard little lumps on there.
Post # 9
I’ve had swollen lumps around that area too. They always come about right before I get really really sick, the last one I had was about 2 years ago, a week before I came down with mono.
I’m sure its nothing, and even if it is.. you are catching it early! So there’s much better chances for recovery.
Hang in there! **hugs!**
Post # 10
@miss.wiggums: Oh yuck! Thats no fun. Is there anything in particular you do to make it go away faster? My doc suggested a warm cloth over it for a while to see if it helps any.