What Could Be Causing A Long Thick Line From Under My Arm To My Breast

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Asked by jdbarton

What Could Be Causing A Long Thick Line From Under My Arm To My Breast

I have noticed a long thick line running from my armpit to my breast, it is tender to the touch when I wrap a towel around me. It is somewhat sore. I have also noticed an indention in my breast right around where the line stops, any ideas on this?

Answer

Hi - This sounds very much like a fibroadenoma, a non-cancerous breast tumor, which often grows in long strips. Please read our post on fibrocystic change, which goes over this condition. You should have this checked by a doctor to rule out cancer, though, as lobular cancer can also grow in an elongated fashion (though what you describe doesn't sound like LCIS...) Call the doctor, and good luck - PJH

Answered by PJ Hamel