I am a 41 year old. Had my first child at 30, no Mom or Sister with breast cancer. I used to have 2 glasses of wine a day, but now am scared out of my mind, so not drinking at all.
I never check my breasts because I have dense cyctic breasts and have been scared to death over this before. I checked my breasts because my neighbor was diagnosed with breast cancer in both breasts recently and I got scared. I feel a large lump at the same place on both breasts...top half even with or a little above nipple and going towards the arm. As a matter of face, both sides seem to follow this lump into my underarm area with another lump closer to my armpit. I went to the gyn and he felt the first two lumps (the only ones I noticed when I went there) and sent me for an ultrasound/mammo (I have been getting ultrasounds/mammo's since I was about 35 because of the dense breast issue and cysts). They came back showing nothing in either of these areas. Two cysts that were there when I had my regular mammo/ultrasound in March. He wanted me to wait two months and come see him so he could re-evaluate and send me to a surgeon if he felt it still. I told him I was already crying for two weeks and almost throwing up and making my kids upset, so I could not wait. So, I have made an appointment to see a surgeon on Tuesday. I'm literally paralyzed with fear. I was reading horror stories on the internet of all these women who's mammo/ultrasounds were clear, but when biopsied they had cancer. I don't know what the chances of both sides having the same lumps in the same areas are of it being cancer. I heard of a rare cancer that doesn't show up on mammo/ultrasound that can sometimes be in both breasts...but that cancer was like 5% of all breast cancers and only 30% of those were in both breasts.
If anyone can offer any thoughts. I can't eat or sleep and I'm starting to actually make myself sick here. I fear if I have to have a biopsy and wait for that appt and those results, Thanksgiving and Christmas will be ruined for me, and more importantly, my kids and Husband. Help!