With a lump the size of a m and m in my breast if its cancer would I need chemo or radiation if I got a mastectomy?

Too many assumptions. Young women often have benign breast masses that come and go. If a mass is present for more than 2 months, without decrease in size, a biopsy would be in order. If it showed cancer (not likely) then surgery to remove the lump and sample lymph nodes would be needed to get the stage of the cancer. Small cancers (<2cm) with no spread to ln may not need any chemo at all.
Unlikely. Small breast tumors in your age are usually benign. So first confirm the diagnosis. Then you can consult an oncologist who can determine the stage of cancer(just in case it turns out to be a cancer). Chemotherapy is not required unless the cancer is stage 2 or close to it. Good luck.

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