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lump in my breast + swollen lymph node

By March 26, 2010 - 4:23pm
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I'm 22 years old and my mother had breast cancer two years ago. Few weeks ago I discovered a lump in my right breast. It feels like little hard knots and can be painful. Lately I discovered that the tissue at the right side of my right breast seems more dense compared to the tissue in my left breast. Also I have swollen lymph nodes under my right arm pit and the whole area aches and sometimes itches. I went to the doctor and I am going to get tests done soon.
My questions is could it be something else then cancer? I was reading about breast cancer and after reading about inflammatory breast cancer I freaked out so bad, because many symptoms match and at the moment I'm feeling hopeless and I've cried for hours. I'm just wondering if theres even hope that what I have might be something else then cancer.

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Hi Crystal - Yes, breast lumps can be caused by benign cysts. They can be painful for some women while others have no pain at all. These cysts are not breast cancer. Pat

March 26, 2010 - 6:49pm
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