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plzz help me plz!!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 25, 2008
  • 05:29 PM

hi everyone...
m in very deep depression..i just recently studied abt breast cancer in males..nd to my horror i got to know that i hav a lump near my nipple...m really scared to disclose it to anybody...is it 100 %sure that this is cancer?? my age is 23 and m bit fat and also ma chest is bit more fatty than the normal guys...m really scared whta should i do ??

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  • Sorry to hear this.
    katt130 1 Replies
    • December 26, 2008
    • 05:18 AM
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  • Although I'm not male, I can see why you'd be freaking. Keep in mind that the majority of lumps found in breasts (even in men) are harmless. It could be an inflamed lymph node or cyst or something like that. Have they done any xrays or ultrasounds on your chest and breasts? Do your doctors have any suspicions as to what it could be? Two years ago I had a lump and they just had me come in every 3 months to keep an eye on it (it was really really tiny) and January 2008 they finally diagnosed it as an inflamed lymph node - but that was two years of OH MY GOD! LOL So I know what you're feeling right now and it's hard not knowing what's in your own body. Just hang in there and let keep on top of appointments so that they can watch the area for changes. Also make sure to note any changes with your breast such as discharge from the nipple, soreness, redness, etc as these can help your doctors pinpoint what the lump could be. Do self exams frequently, but not too frequently. Checking the lump on a daily basis may prevent you from feeling changes if there are any. Just every couple of weeks or so, check the lump and make any notes as far as size, is it hard or soft, etc. I hope that helps a little - I'll keep you in my thoughts.
    metamit 23 Replies
    • December 26, 2008
    • 00:54 PM
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  • Firstly, make a doctors appt. There is no need to tortureyourself with wondering!!Secondly and encouraging.....my husb gets those type of lumps over his body. He is a bit overwt as well. He has beendiagnosed with - "Lipomas" which are completely benign. Hope this helps! Good luck!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 31, 2008
    • 01:14 AM
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