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Mammogram shows swollen lymph nodes?
I have a Fibroid (non cancerous) tumor in my left breast, this is suppose to be in the milk gland. I had a mammogram that came back saying I have swollen lymph nodes under my left armpit. I have CONSTANT pain in that side of my breast, it feels like I'm being stabbed in my left shoulderblade all the way through to my left side of breast ALL the time. Doctor said I have to go get a better mammogram. Diagnostical? breast mammogram and then see what to do from there. The mere mention of my Lymph glands swollen is scaring me to death. My brother had breast cancer and had to have a complete mastectomy, also my moms mom, she died from breast cancer. BUT..i also have several Autoimmune Diseases, Lupus is one. Can Anyone shed any light on this for me I sure would appreciate it. Thank you sooo much.
Posted 2 years ago in Breast Cancer by Anonymous

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CodeCrafter
Do not mean to scare you but get tested for hodgkins disease. It is a rare cancer(but very curable if caught early!!!) that gives you itchy skin, swollen lymph nodes under armpit and neck, and enlarged spleen. Please know this could be caused by many different things, but just want others to know
GuitarGremlin
Have your diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound of the lymph nodes in the under arm as this area is hard to see on mammogram, If they are enlarged or irregular a biopsy will be recommended . If is is not recommended this time, then follow up in 6 months or as suggested. The pain is common women without cancers and most likely not related. Continue to do monthly exams , this is very important given your history. If you are able , get an MRI , if approved by your insurance due to your family history. Take some deep breaths, you will get through this.


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