I'm 26 w/ family history of breast cancer at a young age. I found a painful ropy mass/nipple discharge but my dr wants to wait on a us due to my age?

Very astute. Mass are a young age are less likely to be cancer but your family history is concerning. The character of your discharge would support one or another. For certain, it needs to be looked at by a professional, and would suggest a breast surgeon to see it. There are instances where watching it would be ok but a more extensive history and physical exam are needed to figure that out!
2nd opinion. Get another opinion. If you have any abnormality you need a mammogram and ultrasound. Do not wait. Early diagnosis can mean a cure. Also with your family history conside genrtic testing.

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Bilateral nipple discharge with stimulation, cytology was negative, no lump or mass seen on u/s.Is this accurate test for breast cancer?

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Breast pain and nipple discharge. Are these symptoms of breast cancer?

Need to see Doctor. You will need a doctor to examine your breasts and order imaging studies such as mammogram and breast ultrasound. Bloody nipple discharge is worrisome for cancer. Read more...
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If I had nipple discharge with some blood at the age 9 or 10 was that a sign of Breast cancer. I'm 23 now. Help reassure me?

No cancer. The discharge many years ago was due to hormonal changes. You need not worry about breast cancer.
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