Hi Candy - You can't ignore a lump in your breast that's getting larger. Chances are good this is a cyst; but you do have to be examined to rule out breast cancer. Go to your local hospital, and ask to speak with a social worker. Explain your situation. There are government programs that wil assist women in your situation. You need a mammogram, and you can get a free one if you work with the system. If you don't get anywhere at the hospital, read our post on mammograms for underserved women; that'll give you some more options. Take care- PJH
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