Lump under my left areola
I've suddenly discovered a hard, painful lump under the areola of my left breast today. I never noticed it before but today suddenly it was very painful and sensitive. It's maybe a bit smaller than a golf ball, slightly bean shaped. The area around it on the breast is slightly reddened too. I've had inverted nipples since I started puberty at about the age of 11 but I've never had any lumps or bumps before and assumed it was natural. I am 15 and healthy, and I know breast cancer is very uncommon in young women but my grandmother had breast cancer so there is a possibility that it could be passed down to me. I am seeing my doctor tomorrow, but still wanted to check whether there may be some other cause, I don't want to jump straight to the possibility of breast cancer. I have just finished my period too, could it be related to that possibly?
Last edited by Brixie; 07-24-2012 at 05:14 AM.