Swollen painful armpit - back to the doctor again today
Hi all - I posted here a few months ago regarding my symptoms. So far I’ve had a breast exam, mammogram, armpit exam, and blood tests. The only thing discovered so far is hypothyroidism for which I’ve been put on medication. I’m headed back to my internist today for my three month follow up regarding the hypothyroidism, however, my armpit is still not right. It’s better, but the pain and swelling are still there but not as bad. Based on my extensive research, I can only come up with cancer in the lymph nodes due to breast cancer. My mom has lung cancer and is now on hospice care, so I’ve really not followed up with this like I should and now I’m afraid I waited too long and it’s gone too far. I have lots of pain all over now and my anxiety is off the charts. I’m not sure what I’m looking for from this post, but no one knows about my issues because so much has been going on with my mom that I’ve kept it to myself, so I guess I’m just trying to get it all out to people who understand the terror surrounding the idea of breast cancer. I don’t know how I’ll handle having cancer while helping my mom with all her needs. My sons are not taking my mom’s terminal diagnosis well and it will break me to have to tell them that they now have to worry about me. I’m feeling very lost and despondent and I’m not sure what to ask for next in order to find out why my armpit is swollen and painful. Thanks for listening. This seems like a safe place to get my fears out.