As mans says, please make an appointment on Monday with your GP to get this checked out, no-one will think that you are wasting their time, any lump/change to a breast should be checked out if only for your peace of mind
When you call make sure you tell them that you need to see the GP urgently as you have found a lump in your breast so that they will give you an immediate appointment rather than booking you in a few weeks time.
Let us know how you get on
Sending you hugs
Had a complete pathalogical (I think that's the term they used) response to che chemo & there is absolutely nothing left of the cancer (not even the usual calcified dots) & nothing glowing in the internal mammry gland under my rib, nor the node under my collarbone. Going to checked up (CT & PET scan) every 2 months for the next year at least, but my oncologist was absolutely gobsmacked as there was no indication of this complete result with my halfway scan. Answered prayer is all I can put it down to 'cos I had some amazing prayer warriors praying on my behalf, across several faiths.
PLEASE go & have it checked up - anything in the upper quadrant is very suspect - you have no milk ducts there. PLEASE get an appointment with your GP asap - they have to make you an emergency appointment if you suspect it's breast cancer, or any cancer for that matter! 2 weeks tops waiting from GP to Breast Centre/Clinic - keep jumping on them to get it pushed through!
I have a small (50p) size painful if pressed lump below my collar bone and above my breast ... not sure if seeing the doctor would be a waste of people’s time. Sounds silly but feels tubular. Like a large jelly bean. Thank you . xxx
sorry, I love google
Costochondritis is inflammation of the junctions where the upper ribs join the cartilage that attaches them to the breastbone (sternum). Costochondritis causes localized chest wall pain and tenderness that can be reproduced by pushing on the involved cartilage in the front of the rib cage
2 weeks & 2 days ago I found a lump in this area & was in for an ultrasound & needle biopsy today. On the ultrasound you can see it's straight above the end of the rib, & it is very tender, but then so was my original lump which I found on the 27th July 2013.
Surgeon said he'd not seen anything like this, but that it was more regularily shaped than my original lump, which was just 2cm below this one, & was grade 3, stage 1, invasive breast cancer. Had FEC-T chemo & a Fast Forward program radiotherapy treatment (full dose, but in a third of the usual time), & a lumpectomy, & 3 lymph nodes removed, but no nodal involvement.
All the best with yours - getting biopsy results on Fri between 5 & 6pm.
Hello Eva - what a terrible worry for you and your daughter. There are various benign conditions which cause lumps. Have a look in the publications section of this site, I'm sure there's a leaflet. There's one that's called a lipoma. I have one in my leg but I have a colleague who has lots in various locations on his body. They're harmless, fatty lumps. I sincerely hope that your daughter's lumps are some such thing and that your minds are put at rest very soon.
Sorry you have found yourself back here after all those years.
I found a lump about 3 inches below my collar bone on my left chest and unfortunately it turned out to be a recurrence in the top chest muscle. The clinic were brilliant and once it was confirmed as the same as my initial lump in 2009, they sent me for bone and CT scans which thankfully were clear.
I first found the lump as it was itching and it was quite hard, but if I leant forward I could not feel it at all, this was because it was at the back of the top chest muscle.
It was removed in feb and the hole in the muscle has closed over despite losing quite a lot of the muscle. I have now started on chemo to be followed by rads and herceptin and AIs (previously had MX with hormone treatment only).
I really hope that you have good news and the lump turns out to be scar tissue. It is horrible to be on the treadmill again whilst waiting appointments and results. Keep your chin up and I hope you get your reslts quickly as the waiting is horrendous, my team fast tracked the results of the biopsy in 4 days so maybe you can ask them to do the same for you if they need to take a biopsy. Good luck xx
Hi, I had a recurrence in lymph nodes in the chest muscle, 4 years post primary, but it didn't feel like you describe, if that's any help to you. Mine was softish and felt just like a lymph node (which of course it was). Yours does not sound like that. You are doing the right thing and getting it checked ou - fingers crossed that its nothing to worry about!
love, Mo x
No experience but just wanted to wish you all the best.
I'm 4 years out and have had some 'scares' which put you back in 'a place you don't want to be'. Thankfully, they've turned out OK, but I know how scary these can be.
The chances are that it's nothing, but I know how you feel.
Fingers crossed for a good result.
Carrie, I seem to have pretty much the same as what you are describing, and I first noticed it at around Christmas time. I was at first very paranoid about it, kept rubbing it and comparing it to the other side of my chest, and in the end it became a bit sore.
Anyway, in January when I saw onc for routine appt, I pointed it out to her and she described it as "prominent" and said it may have been caused by rads but she wasnt sure.
Since then, Ive relaxed about it and only prod it sometimes. Its still there and hasnt changed in any way, it does almost seem like a bony swelling along a rib but not like a lump that can be squeezed between finger and thumb.
I'm due to see onc again in 2 weeks time. I had rads last august.
Obviously you've had a greater time span so I cant really say what would cause this in your respect, do you think its been there for a while?
I can feel mine through my clothing and its tender to press on it.
All the best
It could be a swelling on the rib. There is a name for it but I can't remember what. I have been nearly hysterical on a couple of occasions, the first was when I felt a hard lump right where my mx scar was, it was throbbing a bit which was what alerted me to it. Made an emergency apt at breast unit only to be told it was my rib. Has happened again on a higher up rib, they go up quite a long way, so this could be what you're experiencing?
All the best
Hi all, well I'm back again... was diagnosed in 2007 grade 2, 1 lymph node affected, 1.4mm lump, WLE, lumpectomy, rads, chemo... just recently I was running my hand across my chest and felt a swelling beneath the surface, below the collar bone but above the breast on my affected side. I ignored it for a week thinking it was maybe a swollen lymph node, then last night I felt it again and it's a definite hard swelling. I am in a bit of a spin as those who've gone through it once can imagine. It isn't in the breast tissue as such and is about 3 cm above my scar tissue in the chest area. I 've got an appointment for next Tuesday with the breast team but I'm so worried it's a recurrence. I feel fitter than I've felt in so long and now am paralysed with the fear that it's back again. Anyone else had a similar swelling in the chest, you can't see it but it's near the surface and feels part of the bone. Would love my mind put at rest but know too well that's only possible once they've looked at it properly. Fingers crossed. Carrie xx