It sounds like you're having a pretty anxious time at the moment. Whilst you are waiting for the other users to reply you might find it helpful to talk things through with a member of staff on the BCC helpline. Here you can share your thoughts and concerns with someone who will offer you a listening ear as well as emotional support and practical information. The number to call is 0808 800 6000 and lines are open weekdays 9 to 5pm and Saturday 10 to 2pm.
Fibrocystic brease disease can cause lumps of any size or shape and they can be painful but the only way to be sure is to have it looked at and possibly biopsied. I would go to your GP and if needed get a referral to a breast specialist.
Hi, I need some advice. I am 23 years old and about 3 years ago I found a lump in my breast, I didn't tell my family because my dad's nephew had just died of cancer at the time so we were all still grieving. I did have it checked out though and was told it was nothing serious, just a fibroadenoma (sorry if I've spelt it wrong). But now 3 years later and the lump has grown and causes pain sometimes. Its also become this weird bumpy shape. I've told my family about it now and they've been nagging me to go to a and e, I've insisted on seeing my gp first but the earliest appointment i got is for next week. What should i do? Go to hospital or wait to see my gp? And should i be worried? There is history of cancer in my family. My dad's nephew had a heart tumour, then bowel cancer a few times and leukaemia a couple of times. He battles the disease for over 20 years. My grandmother (dad's mother) was diagnosed with womb cancer a couple years ago which eventually spread and she died last December. None of my close family or relative have had breast cancer that i know of. Please help. Thank you.