I had a lump. But it sounds to me like you need to see a different doctor.
Is there another GP at the surgery you can see?
Hello everyone. Initially I did not have not have any pain, but noticed the lump first. It was 6cm in diameter so was big enough to see when I looked in the mirror, but within a week I was in a lot of pain I think mainly due to the size and the way it was distorting my breast shape. Amazingly the chemo shrank it to half its original size and the pain stopped. It meant I was able to have a local wide excision rather than mastectomy. I now have lymphoedema though and the pain is quite similar in a way -a heavy achy pain.
Love Amero xxx
i had pain . pain and hotness the pain be so bad i had to cup my breast if i bent foward i could put my right arm up above my head with out pain. all along i was not checked but told it was mastitis. i was given different painkillers before i started on tramadoll mix with paractmal . this was all before i knew it was breast cancer . yet also in the timescale from when the surgeroy said the cancer started in my breast.
Feel for you - it's hard when you are waiting for the appointment and results. Let alone during the party season! Good that you went to get it checked out and have been referred for proper tests.
As I am sure you are aware most checks show negative results for b cancer and hopefully that will be the case for you. Otherwise there are many of us on the forum, at different stages, pre - post treatment. I think we all view it as a supportive ciub, albeit one which no one would necessarilly elect to join! Lots of people to ask for support, info, say how you feel to others who understand etc, plus a fair amount of humour though the journey...and the odd rant if need be!
I am just over 1.5 years post diagnosis, and did party this Christmas! It is a difficult journey, but should you need to join this club you will gets lots of support.
Try not to worry too much - there is nothing you can do at this stage bar keep going, and talk to people if you feel you need/want to.
I had a fairly subtle pinching feeling within the part of my breast where the lump turned out to be. A bit like a heightened sensitivity in that part of the breast. Also remember having a tingling, uncomfortable sensation when I sat on a train with a bag on my lap lightly resting against by front/breast. If you imagine a hard mass pressing on internal nerves, blood vessel, ducts etc I guess it makes sense.
Then after wrestling boxes singlehanded up into the loft I felt pain and developed bruising. That's when I found the lump.
I never had any pain but funnily enough I had been to GP as I had eczema type skin on the same breast that the tumour was in. I eventually went after finding a lump near my armpit. Turned out to be Stage 3 breast cancer. Have now finished treatment apart from taking an oestrogen suppressent to stop it coming back. xxx
I hear a lot of people say '''theres no pain with BC'' However these are people that havent had BC!! My friend had stabbing pains and a lump and now has stage 3 BC, so im wondering could you tell me , did you have pain in your breasts/ underarm before you were diagnosed?
I didn't have pain, but for years Id had a pricking/ itching sensation (not sure if connected). I only discovered the lump after I went to a cheap store that had poor stocking of sports bras: I noticed after the 3rd time back when they finally had my size and caught site of the lump (puckering): I hadn't noticed otherwise but I do wonder if my insistence on a new bra was a reaction to subconscious discomfort.
Interesting, my cat would chew all my bras but not my housemates. I offered her my bra recently and she's totally dissinterested, so pay attention to your animals: I think they often know.
I also had pain in one side of my breast and in my armpit.
By coincidence I was sent an invitation to have an early mammogram (at age 47) as part of a trial.
It was the pain that prompted me to accept the invitation and I was diagnosed a few weeks later!!