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puckering under breast hard lymph

Due for core biopsy on Wed, for hard fixed lymph node. Dr. seemed very concerned.  I don't know how long it has been there, don't do routine exams. Saw this answer for one of the questions from a surgeon.-This sounds exactly like my symptoms...what does this mean.  Can puckering with lympth node involvement be anything else?
I am scared.


If a dimple in the armpit were related to breast cancer, it would be from a lymph node so involved with metastatic cancer that the cancer had gone beyond the limits of the node into the surrounding tissues, causing puckering. I've seen this a couple of times: in that case, the nodes in the armpit would be so large and abnormal that there'd be absolutely no question about what was going on. In other words: a small dimple with no obviously abnormal nodes underneath means nothing.
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Dear chrisser55:  Without examining you, it is impossible for us to speculate on whether this is concerning or not. In your case, the doctor has identified an abnomal node for which biopsy has been recommended.  The only way to know for certain if there is cancer present or not.  "Puckering" or "dimpling" are symptoms that are not diagnositic.
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Thank you, I guess I will just have to wait and not be so concerned.  I am suprised by all of this.
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