You should go to your doctor immediately. Early detection makes a big difference.4
I'm a nurse myself too. But I am afraid of having it removed. Am not afraid of the surgery, I am afraid of the biopsy results. I'm only 24 years old...3
I found the tumor in my left breast 2 years ago, at 42 y.o. Same week I did the ultrasound - we jump the step of mammogram because it was clear where the thing was. With the ultrasound we found 2 more tumors, and the confirmation of being a mass. One more week I had the biopsy. Then surgery - I opt for double mastectomy because I had a high risk over 60% to have in the other breast in the future. Best thing I did because in the biopsy post surgery, they did find a tinny tumor on my right breast, still not detectable by any test.
Started chemo 1 month after surgery. Then had the genetic test done, and I'm BRCA 2 positive - high risk for ovarian cancer. As soon as I finished the chemo, I had a surgery to remove the ovaries. Then did reconstruction, and now I am healthy, happy and with really little risk of reincidence! Easy? No, it was a trip to hell, painful, scary, I still have neuropathy, joint pains and chemo brain. But I wouldn't change any of the steps I took because I'm alive and happy, very happy!!!! My conclusion and answer for you: don't waste time. As soon as you can have the alien removed from your body, better chances for everything to be all right!!
Biopsy is your next step. Immediately, if not sooner. If this is breast cancer, you want to act fast. My cousin was diagnosed at 24. Sadly, it's not as uncommon as we once thought. I also suggest genetic testing. If you have a strong family history (more than one woman diagnosed with breast cancer or just one diagnosed before age 40), your insurance should approve it. There are gene mutations that we now know increase your risk of breast & ovarian cancer. The two mutations are to the BRCA gene & it's a simple blood test to find out of you have it. If you do have a mutation, it will help you & your doctors figure out how best to proceed.
But most importantly...get the biopsy! Today. Find out if those lumps are cancerous. All my love to you!0
I think I should convince myself even more...0
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