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Breast cancer - lump under my armpit

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I am 16 and I recently found a lump under my armpit. This sort of concerns me because a good family friend died of breast cancer a few years ago. The lump isn't too big but it has grown. It hurts when i move my arm and when I press on it. I have had a bad cold/sinus infection. Is that relevant? Also I had a surgery to replace my acl with a cadaver about 5 weeks ago and am not sure if that could also cause something? Please respond. Thanks.


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replied January 30th, 2008
Cancers Answer A3561
There are many possible diagnoses for the “lump under your armpit” ; you chose the worst one. A breast cancer can metastasize in the armpit’s lymph nodes, which can manifest as a lump under the armpit. But it is a very rare possibility in case of 16 years old girl. Other conditions conditions can cause “lump under the armpit” such as a: furuncle (ingrown hair), inflamed lymph node, fat gland cyst, skin tumor etc. You can consult your GP for a precise diagnosis.


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