I found a lump on the left side of my left breast(near my underderarm) a few days ago. I am 39, in great health and my last breast exams were about 6 months ago, though I have never had a mammogram, partly because I was too young but also partly because I am somewhat distrustful of western medecine.
The lump moves around but is a little hard, about the size of a pea. I checked the mirror image(the other side) and it also feels knobbly but not exactly the same. The lump I am worried about definitely can be isolated and is more prominent.
Obviously I am worried. I don't have a current doctor and also am confused as to whether I should see a gynocologist or an MD.
A lady who is into natural health, recommended getting thermograpy as it is not radiation and works better to detect cancer than an ultrasound in her opinion.
I would really rather not get a mammogram as I feel that all it will do, besides give me radiation is confirm that there is a lump and then surgery will probably be recommended. I thought that an ultra sound would work well, but this lady is saying that thermography would work best and is available sometimes even at a chiropractor's office.
I don't even know where to start looking or what to do and any recommendations would be welcome, especially from those with a knowledge and interest in natural care rather than allopathic.
My zip code is 94402 in California.
I have rather lumpy breasts, always have had and actually had a benign lump removed when I was 31 in the same breast. I do not drink coffee, eat meat or dairy, drink much and am not on any borth control with hormones. No one in my family has ever had cancer that I know of. Please help.
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