I am 40 years old and found a pretty good sized hard lump in my right breast this past Saturday. It is about an inch long and a 1/2 inch wide. It is located about an inch above my nipple and it is not painful. I wouldn't have even known it was there if I didn't feel it. I do have green/gray discharge from both nipples, however it is only upon compression. I had a discharge (milky/yellow) about 2 years ago when they found calcifications in my left breast after finding an enlarged lymph node in my left armpit, and after several tests, ended up having a lumpectomy, although all cells were benign (pre-cancerous). They told me then that the discharge wasn't anything to worry about. I am concerned in the change in color of the discharge and obviously the hard lump. I have never had any hard lumps in my breasts before. I have dense breasts with liquid filled cysts though. They tell me that when I have my mammograms and ultrasounds. I had a complete hysterectomy at 30 years old, however I do have one ovary left. So, I'm not sure this has anything to do with a "cycle." I have read a lot, more than I probably should have. I have an appointment with my breast oncologist for this Wednesday morning. Can anyone offer any insight on this to settle my nerves?
Its hard to know whether it moves or not because it is all tissue and it moves. That is what is confusing, however I am going tomorrow morning to the breast oncologist and should know more then. Thank you so much for your response. It sounds like you or someone you know had a similar situation. Hope it all went well.
Hello, I just found out I have breast cancer on July 25. My lump did not move and I knew something was wrong. I wish you the best of luck. I go see the plastic surgeon on this Friday and then I have the big surgery.