• M.S M.S
    April 09, 2009
    I have a lump in my armpit - what could it be?
    M.S M.S
    April 09, 2009

    I have a lump under my armpit that does not seem to be going away. This is not the first time I have had one of these. It is sore to the touch. I don't know if this is dry skin, eczema, or something else. What could it be?



  • PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    April 09, 2009
    PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    April 09, 2009

    Hi - I'm a little unclear if you feel lumps in both armpits, or just one. If both, then it's very unlikely this is breast cancer, since breast cancer nearly always presents itself in only one breast at a time. Nevertheless, any lump in your breast or armpit should be examined by a doctor. So best to make an appointment, OK? You need to know what you're dealing with here. Good luck - PJH


    Here are some links you might find useful in the meantime:


    How to Do a Breast Self-Examination

    Tips for Healthy Breasts

    Ten Breast Cancer Myths Debunked


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