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  • Posted By: shelly74
  • April 5, 2009
  • 04:44 PM

I went to see my doctor on Monday due to lump under my armpit, feeling like everything is an effort, some night sweats and some flooding during my periods. She has refered me for an ultra sound due to bad periods. But also put in an urgent request for a mammogram due to lump under my armpit and both my mums sisters who died of breast cancer. I now have my mammogram on Wednesday. I know i shouldnt worry but cant help it. Has anyone on here been through this?

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  • I went to see my doctor on Monday due to lump under my armpit, feeling like everything is an effort, some night sweats and some flooding during my periods. She has refered me for an ultra sound due to bad periods. But also put in an urgent request for a mammogram due to lump under my armpit and both my mums sisters who died of breast cancer. I now have my mammogram on Wednesday. I know i shouldnt worry but cant help it. Has anyone on here been through this? Hi shelly74,Good for you for seeking prompt care for the lump in your arm pit. Many women who discover a lump of this nature just "close their eyes" and try to wish it away. Unfortunately, most lumps rarely just "go away."Would I be correct in assuming that your Doc did a full breast exam when you saw her on Monday? And have you done monthly breast self-exams? Any unusual findings?Considering your maternal family history it's only natural that you'd be worried about breast cancer. I'd find it concerning if you weren't! Just don't let the worry overwhelm you with anxiety. Your mammogram may well turn out to be fine.I have a friend who was successfully treated for breast cancer several years ago. There can definitely be good outcomes!Best regards,John<
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