I have a small lump on my breast, and it doesn't hurt..

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   Posted 1/20/2010 8:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't really king hernow anything about breast cancer or the lump issue, but I do know that it's supposed to be a bad thing if you have a lump in your breast. It's small--not even a centimeter in diameter--and barely rises above the skin. It's colorless.
I didn't think much of it at first, because I have had a problem with boils and they have shown up on the undersides of my breasts (Where the lump is now), but it hasn't gone away. I mean, the feel of it is similar, but the appearance is very different. Should I just not worry about it or get it checked? Do people even get breast cancer at 17?

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   Posted 1/22/2010 5:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi WC -
17 sounds a bit young for breast cancer (not a doctor!), but if you have a concern about any condition you should consult a doctor. There are lots of other things that could cause a little lump. I wouldn't get too scared before getting a diagnosis!

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   Posted 1/22/2010 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, wc...
While this is probably not breast cancer, it certainly wouldn't hurt for you to have a doctor look at it. You should be learning how to do self-breast exams, anyway. If you have had boils in this area, it is not uncommon to have scarring under the skin following the boil that causes a hard lump. Your doctor is the best one to help you figure out what this is for sure! Good luck, and let us know how it goes.

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