A couple of weeks ago I noticed a lump in my left breast, under my nipple. It does concern me as I have some family history of breast cancer - aunts, great aunts and cousins.
I was hoping someone would be able to tell me if a lump under my nipple could possibly be cancerous? I kind of always thought a dangerous lump would be somewhere else in the breast? It is about the size of a pea, quite hard, doesn’t really move and doesn’t hurt.
My other problem is that I cannot get out by myself, and my daughter isn’t able to get back for three weeks or so. How much is such a delay in going to the doctor likely to matter?
Thank you for any advice.

Hello D0nna

Welcome to the forums, this must be a very worrying time for you, I’m sure the users of the site will be along to support you soon.

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Hi Donna

It might be nothing, but breast cancer (and there’s more than one sort) can present itself in lots of different ways.

In most cases, even if it is cancer, a delay of a couple of weeks shouldn’t make too much difference to your overall prognosis. BUT, better safe than sorry.

The thought’s in your head now as well. Best to get to the doctor sooner rather than later. Can you call in a favour from a friend or other family member? Do call the helpline - they have trained people on hand.

Good luck - I hope that it’s one of the 9 out 10 lumps that are benign.

Thank you for the replies.
Unfortunately there is no way I can get to the doctor until my daughter is back, so I will just have to wait it out.

As you say, it is more likely to be nothing than something, so I will keep my fingers crossed and try not to worry.

Thank you.

Hi Donna,

Could you maybe phone your g.p and ask for a home visit. I’m sure they would happily oblige if they know the situation you are in. At least then if your g.p does think it’s nothing to worry about you won’t have to spend 3 weeks worrying.

Hope you get it sorted and wish you luck.

Melissa :slight_smile: xx