im really scared and idk if i have breast cancer

hi so im 16 and ive had this weird lump under my armpit for a few years, probably like 5, and sometimes it feels sore. its probably about an inch big and under the skin. theres not really any physical pain or changes other than the lump and i go about my day normally with it and forget about it. ive been too scared to tell anyone about it but im getting more scared as time passes that it might be something harmful idk… please help… i need advice

Hi woofwoofwoof,

Sorry to read that you’re feeling anxious and scared. Have you been to visit your local GP about this?

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Hi woofwoofwoof,


bless ur heart ??  ur very young to be posting on here…

from what uv described i think it could maybe be a blocked sweat gland.  I had them on n off and was advised to put a hot flannel under the armpit to help take the swelling n soreness away.  Needs to be applied every day, perhaps when ur watching tv in the evening.   But i would suggest you go and get it checked at ur docs,  just to be safe.

good luck,  maybe let me know how u get on.

mini mad xx