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Topic: Pimple in armpit or something else?

Forum: Not Diagnosed With a Recurrence or Metastases but Concerned —

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Posted on: Apr 23, 2021 04:24PM

Cubbie2015 wrote:

A few days ago I noticed that a red bump in my left armpit, on the same side where I had cancer. It is about the size of a small pea, and feels firm. It doesn't hurt at all. I don't think it is a lymph node, because it feels like it is in the skin and doesn't seem to go any deeper than that. I don't know what a lymph node might feel like, though. I am prone to acne, and get folliculits on my chest sometimes, but I've never had a pimple in my armpit before. I don't have any hair left in this part of my armpit since I had radiation, and I don't shave, so it's probably not an ingrown hair. I'm going to try to get in to see my MO, but I was wondering if anybody had something like this happen?

1.8mm micromet in sentinel node; BRCA negative; chose bmx due to family history; age 43 at diagnosis; Oncotype 15 Dx 9/4/2015, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 10/8/2015 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 12/17/2015 Whole-breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 1/12/2016 Zoladex (goserelin) Hormonal Therapy 6/29/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Apr 23, 2021 10:37PM GlobalGal wrote:

The same thing happened to me. It was a pimple in my arm pit! Getting one in my late sixties and in that particular area was quite a surprise..

De novo stage IV metastatic breast cancer with metastases to 3 central lymph nodes in neck following complete thyroidectomy for papillary thyroid cancer WITH NO PRIMARY BREAST CANCER IDENTIFIED and NO OTHER METS (so far) Dx 3/20/2019, Stage IV, metastasized to other, ER+/PR+ Hormonal Therapy 6/4/2019
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Apr 24, 2021 12:29PM Cubbie2015 wrote:

Thanks, GlobalGal.  I guess it can happen!  I've got an appointment to see the NP at the MO's office on Monday, I'll see what she thinks.

1.8mm micromet in sentinel node; BRCA negative; chose bmx due to family history; age 43 at diagnosis; Oncotype 15 Dx 9/4/2015, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 10/8/2015 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 12/17/2015 Whole-breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 1/12/2016 Zoladex (goserelin) Hormonal Therapy 6/29/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole)

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