What did/does your lump feel like?
Any feedback would be appreciated. I found a lump a couple of weeks ago, but was not worried at all. I was completely ignorant about breast cancer, but did know that almost all lumps are caused by benign conditions... but that you have to check all new lumps.
So, I scheduled my breast exam and my doctor confirmed what I had found. The lump is hard, doesn't move, and she thinks it is not eaily distinguishable... (I think it is). I was still not worried and had not done any research. Of course, once I started looking online, I realized that my lump did not seem consistent with benign conditions.
My lump does not hurt, feels like a garbanzo bean or maybe a big green bean shape, is hard... but it really feels like it is embedded in my pectoralis muscle and not my breast tissue. It really feels like hard muscle tissue jutting out of the pec muscle. I mean, there is no way it could move because it feels like a part of the muscle.... Does breast cancer feel like it is actually juttting out of your muscle tissue?
Also, I had breast implants (saline or salt water filled, so it is not a silicone lump from leakage) but am wondering if that could be the cause...
Anyway, I guess it is on my mind because now I have my diagnostic mammogram on Monday and am starting to get a sick feeling.
I used to worry about scar tissue from my implants and now I am praying for it!
(I am 36... my mother and 3 older sisters have not had any problems, but my paternal grandmother and maternal aunt had breast cancer.)
Thanks for any info...
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