Breast lump, precancerous colon polyp...my DNA cant be trusted
I really appreciate this supportive community that has formed, especially the thoughtfulness that has gone into creating a space where those of us who are undiagnosed can express concerns without taking away from the much-needed support offered in the other forums.
I'm 31, and a few months ago my husband noticed a painless lump in the upper inside area of my left breast. I assumed it was a cyst, so I waited through 2 menstrual cycles, but it has persisted. I finally went to the doctor last week, and she was immediately able to feel it, it's about 1-2 cm. She put in an order for a diagnostic mammogram and subsequent ultrasound if needed, but never gave any indication as to whether she thought it felt like a cyst, or perhaps it was hard to tell. The mammogram is still 2 days away and of course my anxiety levels are high even though I know statistically it's very likely benign.
Rewinding back to last year, I had a colonoscopy for some bowel issues, but during the procedure they found a very large polyp that turned out to be precancerous. I'm now convinced my DNA is just unstable and is *trying* to mess with me. But jokes aside, has anyone here dealt with polyps in the past? I find it odd to have a lump pop up so soon after that, but maybe my body just decided my 30's was the perfect time to start being weird.