I am 21 years old. I've had pain under my armpit for a few days, but no lump. However today the pain is gone but I felt a pea-sized hard lump in my armpit, which is a also a little raised. It is not close to my breast though. I am very concerned..what could it be?
Luckily, Melanie, at your age breast cancer is exceedingly rare. This sounds like an infection of some kind that's settled in a lymph node. Keep your eye on it; if it's still there in a couple of weeks, best to see a doctor to find out what it is, OK? In the meantime, please read our post on armpit lumps; you'll find more helpful information there about whether/when to see a doctor about this. Good luck - PJH
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