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breast lump

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 25, 2009
  • 04:08 AM

I'm 38 and have a lump in my left breast. Mammogram and ultrasound didn't show anything. I have a needle biopsy scheduled, but I'm scared. Cancer is all I can think about. Now the top of my left arm is uncomfortable (not intense enough to call it pain). Why didn't this lump show up on imaging? Several doctors have said they feel it too. Has anyone else had this experience?

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  • I'm 38 and have a lump in my left breast. Mammogram and ultrasound didn't show anything. I have a needle biopsy scheduled, but I'm scared. Cancer is all I can think about. Now the top of my left arm is uncomfortable (not intense enough to call it pain). Why didn't this lump show up on imaging? Several doctors have said they feel it too. Has anyone else had this experience?Hi Unregistered,I can certainly understand your concern...any lump in your breast is definitely not an insignificant matter.A few questions...did you discover this lump yourself during breast self-examination? If so, to your best estimation, how long has this lump been present?When you say that "the top of my left arm is uncomfortable", are you referring to your shoulder area or the underside of your arm, nearer to your arm pit? Do you have a family history of breast cancer?Often a "lump" in the breast that is palpable turns out to be a cyst...sometimes of such a similar density to the surrounding breast tissue that it doesn't readily show up on routine imaging. Fibrocystic breast disease is a relatively common condition that can often mimic breast "cancer" while, in reality, it's a non-problematic health situation.I hope that this proves to be the case for you. Please share your outcome...you will certainly have support here.Be well!John (jonmac391v@comcast.net)<
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    • November 12, 2009
    • 11:19 PM
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