Im sorry to bother again, But Im scared at the moment. I found a lump on my breast, and im only 19. It feels like its on the outside tissue not the inside, and it is achy. I heard that if it hurts like this it cant be cancer is that right? Is it possible to get a lump like this if you are injured on the breast? I was hit a few times, and across the breast with a cord a few weeks ago, and i was wondering if that could be the cause, even though it was ok till then and there is no bruise there. Any advice would be appreciated. I know you are not doctors and that i should be looked at, but im so scared to go and im really shy to go. It is really achy and its uncomfortable when i wear a bra! Its not red or bruised. Thanks for helping!!! Nixie
It is possible for there to be lumps in your breast that are not cancerous, but the thing is- you can't know what kind of lump this might be.
You don't need to panic about cancer, but you DO need to go into the doctor and have it checked out. Schedule an appointment asap, okay? When you do, if it makes you more comfortable, you can request a woman doctor.
You said it yourself: we aren't doctors, and while I wish I could help you more with possible causes, I'm afraid I can't, and even then you'd still need to see a doctor to have it diagnosed.
Thanks for the reply, I have to ask a really stupid question and Im sorry, but Can you get cancer in your breast if you get hurt there a few times? Like hurt enough to leave a bruise? I am going to the doctor this week but Im afraid they will want to know how I did that and I cant tell them, so if it cant happen, then there is no point in me having to mention that i got hurt there. Thanks for your help, I really appreciate it,
Breast cancer can't be caused by an injury to the breast, as far as I know, no. Though it could be enough to do some sort of damage, and so it may be wise to explain what sort of injury had been done in case it could be of concern or importance to the diagnosis.
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