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Ignored Lump
Nov 1, 2006
Hi
I felt a lump in my breast about a year ago...I was 34, and didnt think much of it...I didnt even really consider it a "lump" so to speak. I have very large breast and they are lumpy every day...this was a small pea size something or another, It was hard, noticable but it was small and not painful at all...so it was easy to ignore. Later on I couldnt find it??? Would a real lump go away or always be there? I went to my next GYNO exam, let the doctor do his regular breast exam and he felt nothing so I let it go at that.

With October being Awareness month...I saw adds and shows left and right that prompted me to get serious about what I felt all that time ago...I had my next Gyno exam (this would be about a year later) I told the doctor that I thought I felt something one time, but later it was gone...he again did his exam, felt nothing, and told me to have a mamo just to be safe??? (because I am getting Older) I am going to have my first Mamogram, in two weeks (I have rescheduled it Twice) and now I am so scared that this may be breast cancer. I feel that I may have actually ignored something important.

How long is too long to have a lump go from, curable, to incurable? Is a lump always a lump? does it grow? do they dissapear? How fast does it spead or grow? I hope I am worried over nothing...
Re: Ignored Lump
Nov 2, 2006
[QUOTE=stiff person]Hi
I felt a lump in my breast about a year ago...I was 34, and didnt think much of it...I didnt even really consider it a "lump" so to speak. I have very large breast and they are lumpy every day...this was a small pea size something or another, It was hard, noticable but it was small and not painful at all...so it was easy to ignore. Later on I couldnt find it??? Would a real lump go away or always be there? I went to my next GYNO exam, let the doctor do his regular breast exam and he felt nothing so I let it go at that.

With October being Awareness month...I saw adds and shows left and right that prompted me to get serious about what I felt all that time ago...I had my next Gyno exam (this would be about a year later) I told the doctor that I thought I felt something one time, but later it was gone...he again did his exam, felt nothing, and told me to have a mamo just to be safe??? (because I am getting Older) I am going to have my first Mamogram, in two weeks (I have rescheduled it Twice) and now I am so scared that this may be breast cancer. I feel that I may have actually ignored something important.

How long is too long to have a lump go from, curable, to incurable? Is a lump always a lump? does it grow? do they dissapear? How fast does it spead or grow? I hope I am worried over nothing...[/QUOTE]
Go get the mammogram. Also don't do any second guessing about whether or not it ever was "anything". The body has enormous self healing powers even if the "something" was there before. If you keep yourself otherwise healthy, AND get checked out, you have nothing to feel bad about and will be able to face anything that does come.





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