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Old 09-12-2005, 07:04 AM   #1
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swollen "node" or something

I have what I think is a swollen lymph node on the right side of my breast, closer to the under arm area.

It seems to come and go, meaning it sometimes is bigger than others and sometimes hurts and sometimes doesn't.

I had a mammogram done last month which after 5 pictures being taken, they deemed fine for another year.

Two years ago I had a lumpectomoy, in which, it was not cancerous, however, this lump is really concerning me.

I mentioned it during my last mammogram, however, the technician didn't seem concerned with it, and I believe it may be over just a tad to much towards my under arm to be seen in the mammogram film.

What do you think?

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Old 09-24-2005, 12:54 PM   #2
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Re: swollen "node" or something

By your description of this, I would think that it is more so related to your cycle. However, any lump should be evaluated by your surgeon. Since you have been established with one already, you need to make an appointment for a physical exam with him. The technician wasn't concerned because he/she is just that... a tech. He cannot comment on anything and shouldn't or he can lose his job. He also doesn't know how to read films. What he could have done though, is to make the radiologist aware of this so that additional side views could have been obtained. Lumps of any kind do not always show up on mammograms or ultrasounds, but they should all be taken seriously. Please make an appt. with your surgeon and take your films/reports along with you.

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