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Ive just found a lump in my boob.....

(117 Posts)
PleaseletitbeOK Tue 21-Jun-05 21:11:53

and I am really scared.

I had cervical cancer at a very young age and have been really careful about living healthy and looking after my body.

I have been feeling really groggy for the past couple of months and getting very tired.

Today I am acheing all over and have had the most horrific headache.

DH has been a complete angel and is taking ocver and looking after everyone in the house whilst I rest. He ran me a bath so I could go and have a soak and I have found a lump in my breast.

Im so scared to tell him because he lost his mother to breast and cervical cancer. It has been his biggest fear that given my history and the fact I have been on HRT for nearly 15 years that one day I will tell him I have found a lump.

Im really scared.

Guardianangel Tue 21-Jun-05 21:14:00

Take it easy, make appointment to see GP tomorrow, I know that sounds a long way off. You know it could be a cyst, very common. Well done for checking though. Let us know how you go.

helsi Tue 21-Jun-05 21:16:15

I agree. get it checked. I found one last year and had it checked out. it was a blocked gland following having the baby and found that it was more prominent around the time of my period.

thinking of you.

myermay Tue 21-Jun-05 21:17:38

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dejags Tue 21-Jun-05 21:19:09

I don't have any advice, just wanted to say that I am thinking of you.

dejags
xx

PleaseletitbeOK Tue 21-Jun-05 21:19:39

Will of course make an appointment to see GP tomorrow. Im very worried though because for the last couple of months I have noticed that my nipple is inverted and the skin around my nipple is a little puckered. The lump is quite big and I cant believe I have missed it. I check quite frequently but tonight I felt the lump without any problem at all.

Do I tell DH or not? I dont want to worry him but I need a cuddle and I dont want to face the GP on my own.

zebraZ Tue 21-Jun-05 21:19:45

Let us know what happens after you see the GP?

Pruni Tue 21-Jun-05 21:20:01

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essbee Tue 21-Jun-05 21:23:05

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Guardianangel Tue 21-Jun-05 21:23:58

I wouldnt worry DH until you know what it is. Not sure of your age but after kids the boobs can take on a whole new morph!!

zebraZ Tue 21-Jun-05 21:25:38

How old are you, P'be?

PleaseletitbeOK Tue 21-Jun-05 21:25:53

Im under 40 and have never lactated due to previous cancer problem. OMG I cant face this if its gonna be bad.

anchovies Tue 21-Jun-05 21:26:30

I'd tell him, if it was the other way round would you want to know? You'll feel better after a cuddle and some reassurance I am sure.

I had a lump recently and dreaded the gp but it was fine. Like you I couldn't believe I missed it.

essbee Tue 21-Jun-05 21:26:44

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PleaseletitbeOK Tue 21-Jun-05 21:31:09

I just cant bring myself to tell him. It will shatter him. Please god let it be nothing.

zebraZ Tue 21-Jun-05 21:32:49

Under 40 is good, P'OK, if you said you were over 55 I'd be very nervous. Benign lumps are very common under 40, sorry I don't know exact risk factor, but could easily be benign given your age.

essbee Tue 21-Jun-05 21:32:59

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HappyMumof2 Tue 21-Jun-05 21:33:17

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PleaseletitbeOK Tue 21-Jun-05 21:37:59

Im feeling really stupid because my Gyneachologist talked to me last year about me being at a higher risk because Ive been on HRT for so long and I told him that I'd think about stopping the HRT when I reached 40. Wish I'd listened to him now.

My head is full of all the "what ifs". DH will fall apart if I tell him and I cant cope with that tonight. Its gonna be a long night until I can get to the GP's tomorrow.

jambo1707 Tue 21-Jun-05 21:38:19

Hope the outcome is a good one hun

I have just started HRT (2 weeks ago) and was very worried about the cancer risks too.

It was explained to me that there is no definate link to cancer from hrt and the information with my tablets gives stats on woman taking hrt and not taking it the cancer risks and they are very low

I would go to the doc thogh to be sure

zebraZ Tue 21-Jun-05 21:39:05

"80% to 85% of all breast lumps are benign, especially in women less than age 40 to 50 "

Amanda1 Tue 21-Jun-05 21:44:50

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PleaseletitbeOK Tue 21-Jun-05 21:52:17

Thanks for the link ZZ.

Im going to tell him tonight.

Have had a chat with my frind who looks in on MN and whilst reading this thread she noticed that my changed user name looks a bit suspect. I didnt think about what I had written

essbee Tue 21-Jun-05 22:18:40

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