• Ginalynn Ginalynn
    November 17, 2008
    Swollen Lymph Node?
    Ginalynn Ginalynn
    November 17, 2008

    I had an ultrasound that showed what seemed to be a swollen lymph node in the 10 o'clock position in my right breast.  I have been treated with a course of antibiotics (didn't work) and am now on a course of prednisone...(hoping it was just inflamation, but dosen't seem to be working either). I guess my question would be is all of this normal for treatment, or should a needle biopsy be done?  I have no history of breast cancer in my family and am a 33 yr old women with two children ages 7 and 4.  I have had a hysterectomy due to severe endometriosis, but still have my ovaries. After a month of pain and irritation, any answers would be welcomed.... Thank you!!!!

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  • PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    November 17, 2008
    PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    November 17, 2008

    Ginalynn, you should have this examined further. Would they consider a mammogram or ultrasound? An ultrasound would show whether it's a cyst; a mammogram would show if it appears to be a tumor, either benign or not. Usually breast cancer doesn't present itself with any pain, but a rare type of cancer, inflammatory breast cancer, can start in a lot of ways that are often misdiagnosed as infection, mastitis, an insect bite, etc. You're young for breast cancer... and it doesn't sound like breast cancer... but if I were you, I'd get it checked just to make sure. Good luck - PJH

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