Facebook Pixel

Left Axillary Mass

By July 24, 2011 - 4:08pm
Rate This

So, I know have had a left mass found in my axilla. It is five finger breadths from the nipple in the 1 o'clock position. This is a picture of my mammo. The radiologist seems to think I need to be evaluated by a High Risk GYN oncologist who does breast cancer. I also was diagnosed with bone marrow edema in my right femur (told it was arthritis) a year ago. I also have elevated red blood cells, WBS 10.1 and an elevated hematocrit. Of course, I don't know what to do....thoughts anyone?

Add a Comment1 Comments

The best thing to do is follow your doctor's advice, and make an appointment with the high-risk GYN oncologist that you were referred to.

I am confused, however, as you said that a "mass" was found in your breast, but I am not sure why you are being referred to a high risk specialist without a specific diagnosis? Is your mass something more than a cyst or other non-cancersous lesion?

If you have not had a diagnostic test done, and have only had a screening conducted in which a "mass" was found, please know that 80% of masses or lumps found are not cancerous. It is important to follow your doctor's recommendations to make an appointment with the doctor s/he referred you to, in order to rule out certain possible conditions. Only then can you begin deciphering through the numerous potential types of conditions, but right now, it would be premature for us to speculate on what your mass could possibly be. There is too much information (which is a good thing!) to begin weeding through, but once you have more information about a specific diagnosis, we are here to help provide all of the information, resources and emotional support you need!

Are you going through any treatment(s) for your bone marrow edema or other symptoms/conditions?

July 24, 2011 - 8:30pm
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.

Breast Conditions

Get Email Updates

Breast Conditions Guide

Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.


Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!