Just Found A Hard, Pea Size Lump Under My Areola. It Is Only On My Left Side.

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Asked by Caryn

Just Found A Hard, Pea Size Lump Under My Areola. It Is Only On My Left Side.

I just found a hard pea size lump under my left breast in the areola. It is the same breast that was diagnosed a few years ago as dense and I had a fatty tumor. I've never felt such a hard lump and was having trouble figuring out if it moves a or not. I don't have any other symptoms like discharge or inverted nipples or dents or itch. I also do not have a family history. I have a mammogram scheduled next week but am going crazy in the mean time!!!! Any help would be appreciated. Thank you Caryn

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Hi Caryn - Could be another fatty tumor, or a particularly dense piece of tissue. Could be a tumor, benign or cancerous. There's just no telling till you get your mammogram, and any further diagnostic tests. About 85% of biopsies show no cancer, so the statistics are on your side.

I'm sure you're very stressed; it's only natural. But all you can do at this point is wait for your mammogram, and the results. (Be sure to tell the radiology tech what you feel, and where, so she can be sure to focus on that area.) In the meantime - try to stay positive, and remember most lumps are NOT cancer. Good luck - PJH

Answered by PJ Hamel