I posted this under lymphoma but I think it is more related to breast cancer? Iâm not sure.
Recently I discovered two enlarged nodes in my left armpit (or at least what I think to be nodes. Do lymph nodes feel like they are attached to ligament type structures?) They are hard but kind of rubbery (when I run my fingers over them they snap very quickly back in place), and not tender to the touch at all. One is about two cm and the other one feels like it is about 1 1/2 cm. They have been there for about 6 weeks, or at least that is when I first felt them. About 3 weeks ago, I came across what feels like an enlarged node at the bottom of my neck above my left clavicle. After searching some on the internet, I read that the left supraclavicular node is considered a "signal node" of something serious. I am not sure if this is a supraclavicular node though. It is right at the bottom of the natural slope of my neck located a little over a cm above my clavicle. Is that cosidered the supraclavicular region? It snaps back and feels just like the ones in my armpits, but is a little more firm feeling. Can anyone help me with this? I am worried.
I haven't really had any other symptoms. My left breast does feel thicker than it used to but it still feels just like fibrocystic changes to me...but I also have VERY fibrocystic breasts that are a little on the large side (DD) so I would think that would make it harder to feel any new lumps? Also, I am only 27, so I wouldn't think it would be breast cancer, although I know that is a possibility. I do have an aunt on my father's side who was diagnosed with BC at 31. The only other symptoms that I have had is that I have had bouts of fatigue from time to time. I do have a clear discharge that looks like it is coming out of only one duct in my left nipple also, but it only occurs when i have given myself a breast exam or when I get out of the shower. Again, any help would be appreciated.
Thanks for the responses. I appreciate it. I go in for my annual on Nov. 7 so I am going to tell my doc about all of this then. I was just going to try to see if I could get any info before then...to either ease my mind or just give me some more information. I appreciate any and all info. thank you
Have you had a mammogram done? The node above your clavical sounds like a supraclavicular node. I see that you are 27 and they usually don't do a mammogram that early unless they find something suspicious. If you go to your GYN they do a breast exam.... stress to them you want to be referred to a breast specialist. If you nodes are swolen, you need to see a breast specialist. Do you give yourself Breast self exams every month? You need to about the same time everymonth.... Fibrocystic mastopahy is common but you still need to exam every month... you will get ust to the feel of your breast tissue and will notice a change.