Lump in armpit - Unchanged and Chronic (6 years)
I have a question regarding an armpit lump I've had for about 6 years. I've had this lump checked by about 3 doctors who have dismissed it as nothing. Should I request further testing?
I am 35 years old, female, with no prior history of cancer or any other chronic disease. I've had a mammogram done when I first had it checked six years ago, which came out negative.
After that, I've brought it up during my annual examinations and all doctors have reassured me it is nothing to worry about.
I performed a self breast exam monthly and as far as I'm concerned there has been no changes for the past 6 years. The only thing I've noticed is that it becomes a little sore if I touch it too much.
I became concerned after reading a story about a lady who was diagnosed with breast cancer whose sole symptom was a similar lump. Should I request further evaluation?
Thak you for your response
eta. I should add the lump is about an 2cm wide and maybe 1/2 cm long, is of a rubbery texture/feel, it's movable and painless for the most part. It sits right below my left armpit, in the middle of that caved in area between the actual armpit and the side of my back/chest. I hope that makes sense!