Yes, go to your hospital, and speak to the social workers about your situation. The hospital may very well offer free or very inexpensive mammograms for women in your situation. If that doesn't work, please read our post on mammograms for underserved women. There's a federal program that can provide you with a free diagnostic mammogram if you meet the income guidelines; it's described in the above post.
What you DON'T want to do is wait any longer. Aside from the lump, these aren't typical breast cancer symptoms; but the only way for you to rule out cancer is to see a doctor, and go through the screening tests. So get the process started by checking with your hospital's social workers, OK? Best of luck to you - PJH
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