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1909177 tn?1322240830

Breast pain

I mentioned to my gynecologist today at my yearly exam that I have had constant breast pain. They ache and ate tender to the touch and it does not go away. Sometimes there is sharp pain in small areas on one breast below the areola. When she did the breast exam she found a lump in the same area under the areola. And is now sending me to have an ultrasound. I guess she chose that method because my breast are small and won't work with an ordinary mammogram. I am a bit young for needing mammograms, but as history, I do not have children, and have never needed to breast feed. Also I have not had any injury to my breast. But also coinciding with breast pain and lump, other lymph nodes hav been swollen. Also my mother had breast cancer at age 30 which is also a bit young, all she needed was a lumpectomy. My doctor Got real concerned when she heard my mother had breast cancer. Can anyone tell me my chances of this being breast cancer? or could this just be some sort of cyst or fibroids? I go next week for ultrasound, how long before I know results?
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1909177 tn?1322240830
Thank you, I am a little less worried now. I am only 24. Me and my dr are just concerned because my mom had it so young. I hope the radiologist can tell me something when I go for the ultrasound.
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25201 tn?1255580836
Breast pain isn't at all unusual but rarely associated with breast cancer. There is no way to say what the chances are in your case though. The fact that the lump is in the location you state it could be any number of things. Cyst, Fibroadenoma (both benign), a Phyllodes tumor or some other abnormal occurence involving the milk ducts.You don't mention your age other than to say you might be too young for a Mammogram. Actually if your Mother had BC at such a young age you should be having Mammograms much earlier than ordinarily recommended. Often young breast tissue is rather dense and Mammograms are considered less than effecient so other testing is ordered. I would think you might have at least an opinion from the Radiologist immediately after your ultrasound as those films are seen when they are taken. This of course may depend on the routine of the particular institution where the test is performed. You should realize that it may take a biopsy of some type to actually diagnose an abnormal finding.  Regards ....
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