Help...lump size of small apple

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   Posted 11/9/2009 9:38 PM (GMT -6)   
So about a month ago I found a lump on my left breast the size of a grape and now it's grown to the size of a size of a small apple. The skin above the lump is also very red and I have recently noticed a lot of flaking of the skin in that area. It also hurts a lot. I should mention that I am only 16 so the lump is probably nothing serious. I just wanted to confirm this with someone who is actually experienced with this kind of thing. Thank you!

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   Posted 11/10/2009 6:45 PM (GMT -6)   
You need to go see a doctor and have this looked at. It could be something serious besides cancer, like an infection in a duct. A doctor will be able to help you figure out what this is. If you're afraid to talk to your mom about making an appointment, then go to the school nurse, at least, and get her best advice. Please don't just wait for it to get better on its own, because it is obviously getting worse!

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   Posted 11/13/2009 6:39 PM (GMT -6)   

Oh  I agree with what Bev has told you. This is excellent advice. I hope that you have already seen a dr by the time that you read this. Follow your "gut" instinct. If you feel that the physician that you are seeing isn't interested enough, then find another one.

Please don't wait any longer. Come back and let us knowwhat you find out. 




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   Posted 11/19/2009 10:29 PM (GMT -6)   
having a breast cancer history within the family is also a big factor... how was it?
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