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Pea sized lumps in both armpits for two years

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i have some pea-sized lumps in both my armpits for over two years. It goes and come back and now im beginning to get worried that it might be cancerous. I have tried changing my deodrant and using creams, but nothing works. You may want to know that i have atopic excezma and asthma. Iam 14 and female and would love to have some feedback!! Thanks

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replied August 10th, 2010
Breast Cancer Answer A15128
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
You seem concerned by pea sized lumps in both armpits which come and regress time and again for the last 2 years.
The common causes of axillary lymph glands enlargement include infections somewhere in the arm or the armpit itself. Other causes include cat-scratch disease, infectious mononucleosis, ascending lymphangitis. Rare causes include Hodgkin's lymphoma, leukemia, breast cancer and lung cancer etc.
Cancers are more common in older age patients and lymph nodes are stony hard. Definitive diagnosis can be confirmed by some tests which can be ordered by your doctor according to individual case.
You can consult your doctor for definitive diagnosis as the same is not possible online.
Hope this helps. Take care.
Note: This post is not to emphasise final diagnosis as the same cannot be made online and is aimed just to provide medical information and no treatment suggested above be taken without face to face consultation with health care professional.

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