I have had pain lately under my my left nipple. Their is a small lump that feels like it has been growing, just under the nipple. I went to the doctor, and they want to do tests to make sure its not cancer. I have been so worried since they told me. What's the chances that it is. Couldn't it be a medical sis. My dad said that he had one in the same place, and had to get it removed. Could it just be genetic. I am really scared that it could be male breast cancer. I have been looking on all web-sites related to it, to try and find out more information. It is hard. Just under the nipple, and feels like it could be growing. Its hurts when touched. What is the chances it could be cancer.
I don't think anyone can give you an exact estimate on the chances of it being cancer or not. It could just be a cyst. It could be a tumor, or it could be cancer. I can't tell you the chances, sorry. Just try not to worry too much because there is a good chance it is just a cyst. Cysts can grow anywhere in the body and it is very likely that is all it is.
Have you had a biopsy done yet? Or are they just going to remove it and run tests after it is removed? I wish you the best.
Thanks for the quick response. I guess I have to wait for the biopsy. I have been tring not to think about it. Anyway I was just curious if someone new anything that I haven't read from different web-sites. The doctor left me in the dark. Her answer was just that she thought it might be cancer. I wished she would have just said we need to run some tests. This way I wouldn't have to wait in the dark for the answer. Thanks anyway for responding.
I am sorry I couldn't really help. Yeah, it probably would have been better if your doc just said she had to run some tests. It is easy for me to say not to worry about it, but I also know that isn't possible. I really do wish you the best of luck! *here's hoping it is just a little cyst that can be removed and thrown away!*
It is almost always a cyst. If it can't move, that is, you move the skin, but the lump doesn't, then the risk is higher, as male breast cancer almost always are stuck in the muscles of the chestwall itself.
It is also much more rare; for every man who develops breast cancer, 125 women develop breastcancer.
Now that was good news, thanks. I seen from different web-sites that it was rare. I didn't know it was that rare. The doctor really scared me. I just checked again. It does move a little. I didn't notice that last time I checked. I guess I feel alot better now. Maybe it is a cyst. Thanks for replying, that really made my day.