I recently found a lump in my breast, went to my GP, was fast tracked to the hospital, had a mammogram and scan. After the scan I went back into see the consultant who told me the results were not straight forward. Yes I did have a lump but they were more concerned with my armpit.(I could not feel anything in my armpit no swelling, lump, pain or tenderness). I have since been told I have got to have some lymph nodes removed, no biopsy just an operation. I still dont know about the actual lump in my breast as they just keep saying they are more concerned about whatever the problem is in my armpit. I am waiting to go in for surgery now but would like to know if anyone has experienced anything similar to me and what was the outcome. As you can imagine I am worried mainly because I dont seem to be getting any straight answers.

I would get them to look at the mammo again and double check.This happened to me only they just left the lump under the arm pit saying that it was a mystery and must be fighting infection.6 months later the lump doubled in size and i had multifocal breast cancer,which was on the original ,mammo,they just missed it! These nodes always come up when fighting something,question them,write down your questions on a notebook and ring them.I am sure its nothing to worry about and they are taking them out for a logical reason,I would definately ring them if you have unanswered questions.xx

Hi wills1

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Thank you for replying to my post. I was contacted at work today to say I have been booked in for surgery on Wednesday so hopefully all will be revealed! Does this sound like I have cancer? or could it be an infection? When I am feeling rational I think infection, but then when Im having a negative moment I ask myself why would they take out the lymph node just for an infection. Does anybody have any answers?

your welcome.
They may want to take a look at the lymph nodes to take a sample.I think generally they give antibiotics for infection,maybe they just want to make sure.Try not to worry,give them a ring monday morning for some answers.its probably just precautionary.xxxx