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Large lump under armpit skin. Had mammogram 9mo ago. Should I repeat?

Large lump under armpit skin. Had mammogram 9mo ago. Should I repeat?

Not necessarily: A better step would be to figure out what the lump is. An evalaution by your doctor could help sort this out. An us of the lump may be a better place to start. ...Read more

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Mammogram (Definition)

A mammogram is the "gold standard" screening test for breast cancer. It's well established that yearly 'grams will DX cancers well before they are palpable, leading to earlier diagnoses and saved lives. All experts agree to begin yearly mammograms by age 50; many (including myself) believe the pro's outweigh the con's to begin at 40. Regrettably, less than half of all women ...Read more


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The week or 2 before my period starts i get very lumpy breasts but this month I have a lump in my armpit...Is that normal? I recently had a mammogram (2 months ago) but not sure if a mammo checks the armpit area...Please advise.

The week or 2 before my period starts i get very lumpy breasts but this month I have a lump in my armpit...Is that normal? I recently had a mammogram (2 months ago) but not sure if a mammo checks the armpit area...Please advise.

Likely breast tissue: It is very common for breast tissue to extend into the underarm. The premenstrual swelling is very common. Unfortunately mammograms do not pick up underarm lesions well. If you can feel a mass u should see your doctor. She or he can reassure you that it is normal or otherwise. ...Read more

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I had a negative mammogram but it caused a large, painful lump which isn't going away. Could it be cancer?

I had a negative mammogram but it caused a large, painful lump which isn't going away. Could it be cancer?

Hematoma?: Sometimes a mammo can cause some local trauma and give you a hematoma (collection of blood) . Best to have it examined to be sure. ...Read more

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How come I have a large breast lump but mammogram and ultrasound show nothing?

How come I have a large breast lump but mammogram and ultrasound show nothing?

Lump: Mammography and ultrasound are not 100% sensitive. However, if you have a large palpable lump it would be unlikely that both tests would be normal if it was a large cancer. It is probably normal tissue, but a clinically palpable mass shouldn't be ignored if it feels suspicious. MRI may help in this situation, or you may need biopsy. Talk to your doc about next steps. ...Read more

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What could cause a sudden large breast lump? I had a mammogram & sonogram 6 months ago and it was not there. It is approximately 3" accross.

What could cause a sudden large breast lump?  I had a mammogram & sonogram 6 months ago and it was not there.  It is approximately 3" accross.

May be: A breast cyst. See your doctor for a repeat examination. A new ultrasound may confirm a cyst, or simple needle aspiration may also resolve it. ...Read more

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How to perform self examination on large breast? How to differentiate lumps in breast? Is it better to get mammogram/ultrasound? 25 years old, 40D.

Self exam: Try this link: http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/testing/types/self_exam/bse_steps Mammo screening should start at age 40, possibly earlier if you are at higher risk. Talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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A pimple on my breast has left a small hard lump under the skin. I had mammogram and ultrasound last month which was clear, should I be worried?

A pimple on my breast has left a small hard lump under the skin. I  had mammogram and ultrasound last month which was clear, should I be worried?

Pimples and Boils: Hi!, pimples and boils are caused by blocked and infected hair follicles. They are essentially small abscesses. When the body can't fight an infection it builds a wall around it called a granuloma. It will go away with time, heat may help. If it doesn't go away, make sure to have it re-examined by your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Left breast lump found on BSE; had mammogram followed by U/S. Complex cyst w/debri (5mm) identified. Told to have repeat mammogram in 1 year but how do I know for sure the "debri" isn't worrisome? Should I get 2nd opinion or request biopsy?

Left breast lump found on BSE; had mammogram followed by U/S. Complex cyst w/debri (5mm) identified. Told to have repeat mammogram in 1 year but how do I know for sure the "debri" isn't worrisome? Should I get 2nd opinion or request biopsy?

Breast cyst.: Given that your age does put you at risk for breast cancer, unfortunately, with or without a family history of such, a second opinion wouldn't hurt. Complex cysts are a bit more worrisome than simple cysts as they have some contents. I wouldn't panic right now, but a second opinion or a breast MRI wouldn't be a bad idea. ...Read more

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Large painful lump near nipple. Waiting for mammogram. Night sweats, fever for 10 days. What are the chances this Is breast cancer..can't sleep?

Large painful lump near nipple. Waiting for mammogram. Night sweats, fever for 10 days. What are the chances this Is breast cancer..can't sleep?

Breast abscess?: If you are breastfeeding, it maybe a breast abscess. Symptoms include painful local swelling + breast lump, redness & tenderness of the breast. In non-lactating women subareolar breast abscess may develop representing an infected lump just under the areola. Inflammatory breast cancer is much less likely, but you should definitely get an ultrasound and possibly a mammogram (if not breastfeeding). ...Read more

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Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more