I had some aching in my breast but no lump. It was the aching that persuaded me to take up the appointment that coincidentally arrived in the post offering me an early mammogram at age 47.
Few weeks later I had surgery and diagnosis and have recently finished radiotherapy!
well I certainly had pain in my breast which alerted me to something was wrong and then I found the lump right where pain was 😞 was a sharp stabbing pain that I had never experienced before, had niggling ache before as large breasts but not a pain like that, and I have heard other ladies have had pain before dx, this is not to alarm you but just to advise you pain IS sometimes a factor, hope all is ok
I had no pain with my lump - it was just a lump it felt a bit heavy (with hindsight) and if you looked carefully at my breast the one with the tumour was slightly lower and heavier than the other one - I have found this out since diagnosis and it is the best way of checking your breasts and any change from your norm should be investigated - you know your breasts better than anyone. I have heard the medics say that there is no pain with breast cancer - I didn't have pain as such but I do know of ladies that did feel pain and were diagnosed with BC afterwards - so whether the pain was linked to the cancer who knows and it is a very brave consultant who said it isn't (in my view) xx