Tiny superficial cystic nodule

I posted this in the male section, but there seemed to be no activity there, so I’m posting here aswell.


I’m a 19 year old male. Skinny build


a couple of montsh ago, I found a lump under my left nipple. It’s tender to touch and even causes some pain at times without touching.

I visited the doctor today and had an Ultrasound performed.
Apparently I have something called a “tiny superficial cystic nodule” underneath the nipple. He gave me some anti-inflammatory pills to take for a week. If it has not disappeared, I’ll need to get it surgically removed.

I asked him if it could be cancerous, to which he answered “Cysts are normally not cancerous”
So apparently there is a possibility of cancer? This is why I came here 'cause I got worried.
Any of you had the same or something similar and do I have reason to worry?


Thank you very much

Hi SebastianL, 

I am sorry to hear you are going through this anxious time and I am sure some users will be along soon to show their support. 

In the meantime you can always call ourhelpline on 0808 800 6000 who will be able to talk to you about the lump you have found and offer a friendly ear. The opening hours are below.

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