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Friday, October 03, 2008 Smokefree48315, Community Member, asks

Q: I had breast cancer 7 years ago and now I have a lump under my arm pit

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
10/ 3/08 4:22pm

Hi - Since you've already had BC, you know the signs to watch for. A lump in the armpit could be an infected lymph node, or any number of things, including a symptom of breast cancer. Don't worry TOO much, best to call the doctor and get it looked at, OK? Just to find out what it is. Good luck - PJH

Cressida, Community Member
10/ 5/08 7:14pm
Hi Followin a mastectomy of my left breast,I finished with chemo in April & rad in June of this year. In July I felt a sort of inflamation in my right armpit which sent me scurrying to the doc who advised an FNA & my routine mammography. Both tests came out clear.So just go ahead with the doc's investigation without delay. Good luck. Cressida Reply
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By Smokefree48315, Community Member— Last Modified: 06/16/12, First Published: 10/03/08