(16-07-31) Lump

I just found a lump under my left armpit.

my “good” side

It’s REALLY fucking hard not to go into automatic panic mode right now.

Author: breastcancerat35

I was diagnosed with Stage 3C Invasive Breast Cancer in October/November, 2015. This blog is my way to process my experience and allow my loved ones to have ongoing updates about my journey.

3 thoughts on “(16-07-31) Lump”

  1. It’s a lymph node……you have been going through so much in the line of infection that the white blood cells coagulate! That is the story and we ARE sticking to it!

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  2. http://www.healthcentral.com/breast-cancer/c/78/78738/armpit-lumps/

    Your lump looked really red, and you said it was painful, which prompted me to look it up since tumors aren’t normally painful (which is why they can go so long without being noticed/worried about)

    “Cancer vs. infection: how to tell the difference
    In general, a lump that’s move-able and painful signifies an infection. And, while a painless lump that’s hard and fixed in place is more likely to be cancer than one that’s painful, softer, and move-able, such a lump doesn’t automatically signify cancer.

    In fact, an unexplained lump (i.e., one that’s not quickly identified as being from illness or injury) has about a 4 percent chance of being malignant, if you’re over the age of 40; and about a .4 percent chance of malignancy if you’re under 40.

    In addition, a lump that seems to increase in size within a few days is probably due to infection, rather than malignancy. Redness/soreness of the skin is also often a sign of a lymph node infection, not cancer.”

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