mammogram and ultrasound next friday, many concerning symptoms
Hi, Im 27 years old and convinced I have breast cancer. In fact, Im convinced I have a late stage as I have soreness and pain in several areas of my body. Just looking for support as well as anyone who has maybe had similar symptoms.
This all started for me a couple months ago, mid-February, when I got sick with some sort of virus. I had a sore throat and fatigue, but at the same time started getting some chest tenderness above my left breast. I also had a tender shoulder near my armpit as well as my underarm which felt like I had injured myself lifting weights. I did go to urgent care where they said it sounded like costochondritis related to the virus. This tenderness all ended up going away after a week or two. Around that same time, I realized my breasts themselves had both been tender for a month straight, but then the tenderness went away with my period so my gynecologist assured me it sounded cyclical and normal. I ended up switching from the Mirena IUD to a lower estrogen pill at the beginning of March due to some other menstrual cycle issues I was having.
Anyway, the breast tenderness continued, my breasts started feeling sort of lumpy (left breast even more so, with a few specific tender nodules that feel like cysts) and my shoulder and chest tenderness would come and go. I read a lot of things about fibrocystic breasts and felt like it was probably a combination of that plus changing birth control. Now i’m afraid I should’ve immediately had all this checked out, because it’s only getting worse. My shoulder hurts constantly now, as does my shoulder blade and back. A random lymph node also popped up in my groin and I’m having leg pain.A couple days ago I found swollen lymph nodes above my collarbone which I know is not a good sign. I went to the doctor yesterday but she insisted she couldn’t feel anything abnormal in my breasts or lymph nodes. However, she ordered a mammogram and US to double check so I am going for that in a week. I’m just so terrified and feel like I just know that it’s cancer and that it’s going to be really bad. I guess I’m just posting on here looking for some solidarity at this point! God bless you if you took the time to read all this haha..