My mom went for a physical yesterday and her doctor said she had a "fibrous
mass" in her
left breast. She is going in for her annual mammogram on Tuesday. She's had
mammograms regularly for 15+ years and nothing has ever shown up.
My mom has never had fibrocystic breasts or anything like that before. She is 66
been on HRT for many years (very low dose). I felt the lump today and it feels
like an oval, in
between squishy and hard, and it's on the left side of her left breast. I can't
tell if it's movable
or not. The strange thing is back in October of last year when she went in for
her annual Pap,
her Gynecologist didn't feel anything (and never had). She also does weekly
exams in the
shower and never noticed this lump. So basically this lump showed up in a 4
month span. I
My mom's sister and mother had breast cancer. My aunt was in her 50s and my grandmother was in her 80s. My aunt's was found on a mammogram as calcifications. My grandmother had a golf ball sized tumor removed. None of it spread. They were estrogen related, or something like that.
Does anyone know what a cancerous tumor feels like? I read that they're hard with irregular borders. Is this true?
Also, how can I prepare myself in the event I have to "hit the ground running?" Thanks.
We are very, very close. She's all I have. I am so terrified I can't see
straight. I don't know
what breast cancer lumps feel like, so I can't seem to get any relief and/or
calm down until
Tuesday. Can someone offer some advice or encouragement? Thanks.