Pea Sized Lump On Areola

Question

Asked by debbie

Pea Sized Lump On Areola

I am 46 years old and I have just found a lump about the size of a pea on my left areola. It is extremely sore to the touch. It is also noticeable to the eyes. I have a family history of various cancers on my fathers side. I am afraid to go to the doctor.

Answer

Hi Debbie - First of all, the cancers on your father's side of the family won't impact your chance of breast cancer - only a mother or sister or daughter with breast cancer would affect you. Second, this sounds like an abscess or other infection. PLEASE don't hesitate about going to the doctor. The last thing you want is an untreated infection. Call, go, get treated, and move on with your life, OK? Good luck - PJH

Answered by PJ Hamel