Can someone help?
So I'm sixteen years old.
And I have a hard lump above my armpit. It's never grown in size, and isn't stationary. But it still doesn't move very much.
Also, I get breathless very easily. It goes away when I sleep, and when I wake up it's barely noticeable. But within a minute of me getting out of bed, say, it begins and lasts until I lie down in bed and relax the same night.
I know that breathlessness is a symptom of cancer, however I was wondering if perhaps it is also due to stress. I am constantly worrying that the lump is cancer, and I'm always thinking things like, 'I'll never finish college. I'll never be a successful musician. I'll never get married and have a family. One day my own family will find me in my bed, but I won't be alive.' and so on. It terrifies me, so could my body be reacting to the stress? Maybe?
Another thing, I have been diagnosed with OCD and mild social anxiety. So again, there's more worry that stems from that.
Thank you very much for your time of you're reading this, it's much appreciated, as I am constantly frightened for my life. I fear I may have left it too long for a doctor to do anything about it. I don't think I could deal with being given a death date.