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Q. I located a lump on the surface of my right underarm. I think I am showing some signs of breast cancer.

I am 27 years old working lady. I think I am showing some signs of breast cancer. I located a lump on the surface of my right underarm. This lump is of a cherry size and does not pain at all. But I do have pain in my breast. I had my mammogram done which showed no lump and my doctor says that there is nothing to worry and she has given me some medicines. I want to know that if everything is normal then how come these lumps came.
A1there are ways to diagnose if lumps are breast cancer or not. a lump under the forearm can be a sign of an advanced stage of cancer, but it can also mean some kind of viral infection that caused a lymph node to swell up. so if a doctor told you it's fine- he probably checked it out, and it's fine. if you still anxious - go get a second opinion.
A2If your mammogram has shown of no lumps then you can relax as there is nothing to worry. Though lumps will also form due to any infection or any swelling in the lymph nodes. These lumps will not be seen in the mammogram. I think because of this reason your doctor had given you some medicines.
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