I have found what seems to be a large lump over my right breast, its not exactly on the breast but just before the breast begins, and really feels more like a mass than a lump, I am due my periods in about a weeks time and my brests at this time are always sore as they are now, the reason i notice it is I was stretching and just happened to put my hands on my chest over my breast because of the soreness,. I have been getting regular check ups at the breast clinic because of breast cancer in within my family i am see as a high risk,. last year was my last exam where they did find cysts but said they were harmless, and there was no need to do anything about them,. but that they would call me back each year for a check up because of the family history, I know i should and will get this checked as soon as i can see my doctor but still wanted to get some advice.
Given the data you provided (touched lump/mass in breast, family history of breast cancer, cysts detected last year), you might have detected a breast tumor.
Breast tumors might be detected as lumps in the breasts. Often they are found when the woman self-examines the breasts. If the tumor is located beneath the skin, the skin might be changed (looks like an orange). If the tumor is linked to the milk ducts in the breasts, blood (or other liquid) might come out of the nipple. The nipple itself might be changed (its position on both breasts is not identical, the appearance of the nipples might be changed).
You might want to visit your doctor for a physical examination and ultrasound examination of the breasts or mammography (X-ray of the breasts). Once the tumor is detected, the doctor would decide whether it has to be removed or a biopsy is all that is needed. The biopsy (if performed) would determine the true nature of the tumor.
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