pain in breast

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   Posted 5/2/2006 5:52 PM (GMT -7)   
I notice a few days ago the pain in my left breast and I really didn't think anything of it then today the pain was more noticeable and I felt where the pain was and there was a lump and not a small one it was really noticeable I even got my husband to feel it and he said yes that he felt it too. I know this is a dumb question but for breast cancer is the lump suppose to be sore? this is all new to me and I thought I'd come here and ask you all.
Fibromyaligia, dx Oct 2004 but was recently told I have had it for 12 years
Chronic fatigue Syndrome dx 1995
Anxiety/Panic attacks dx 1990
M.S. dx June 29th 2005
Anemia dx Jan 2005
Depression..lets just say for a while now.
Meds: Amitriptyline
Zoloft 100mg
Ferrous Glouconate
Ibuprofen 600mg
I try to take one day at a time -- but sometimes several days attack me at once.

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   Posted 5/2/2006 6:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Soreness has nothing to do with cancer, Annie. Some of us had soreness, others did not. The doctors will say it is a good sign if it hurts or moves....while it may predict a more likely scenario, nothing is for sure until they examine the cells. Usually they do a mammogram and ultrasound first to get a good look, but a biopsy is the way to go. Just don't let them dismiss you because it hurts or moves.....and keep in mind that 80% of breast lumps are benign. Hope yours is too.


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