• felt a lump right below my underarm

    Asked by 3tykes on Saturday, September 22, 2018

    felt a lump right below my underarm

    last week i felt a lump in my underarm on the same side where i had breast cancer 5 years ago. Went for a check up yesterday and the Dr sent me for a CT scan as she feels i could have lung cancer. Have a ultrasound scheduled on monday to check for recurrence. Feeling very nervous....can anyone please share similar experience or give advice...

    13 Answers from the Community

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    • lujos' Avatar

      Hi there, very similar to my story! I have actually just been diagnosed with a recurrence, had a CT scan too, to check to see if the cancer has spread.

      Luckily, the news was good, and the CT was clear. Unfortunately, there is no getting around those days of anxiety while you wait for the results. I tried to stay as busy as possible, which always helps me.

      Hoping for good news for you — my advice would be to stay busy and don’t google anything!

      9 months ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar

      I am so sorry, @3tykes. Waiting is the hardest.

      I Have lung cancer and never had lumps under my arms, for what it is worth... (which I know isn't much...)

      Please let us know what you find out.

      9 months ago
    • Lorie's Avatar

      Sending "All clear" vibes n peace while u wait.

      9 months ago
    • ChildOfGod4570's Avatar

      Oh yes, it's the waiting that is the hardest of all. I still remember the cancer scare I had last year. I am with Lujos, please don't look up cancer on the Internet. I did that when first diagnosed, and I sure made myself more upset than I needed to be. I sure hope and pray this is just a false alarm. HUGS and God bless.

      9 months ago
    • JaneA's Avatar

      Hoping that it is a false alarm - once I cleaned my bathroom grout with a spray bottle and a toothbrush while waiting for results. Keep busy.

      9 months ago
    • msesq's Avatar

      I’ve had a couple of scares with lumps in the cancer breast but they turned out to be seromas that went away with massage. Also had a bone met scare and a bone scan that turned out to be bursitis. Keep busy , I’ll be sending you all clear vibes and cyber hugs

      9 months ago
    • 3tykes' Avatar

      Thank you so much for your response! When dealing with cancer, I feel more comfortable talking to people who have been in my shoes and understand what i'm feeling.... the constant looking over my shoulder and wondering what the future holds...

      9 months ago
    • ChicagoSandy's Avatar

      Have you had any infections recently--even colds or zits? Could be that you have an axillary lymph node that's simply doing its job as part of your immune system. That doesn't mean you shouldn't have it looked into--scanned or perhaps biopsied. But odds are it's not a recurrence.

      9 months ago
    • po18guy's Avatar

      A safe-n-sane motto: "You do not have cancer until a pathology report says you have cancer."

      At this point, it is merely suspected, for better or worse, of being something sinister. But is it?

      9 months ago
    • CancerChicky's Avatar

      I go with, I won't worry about anything until I have something to worry about.

      9 months ago
    • Carool's Avatar

      I had a swollen axillary node many years prior to my breast cancer dx. It turned out to be benign.

      Of course these things must be checked, since we've had cancer. But some oncologists are hypervigilant and might think a little before telling their patients that it could be more cancer. We all KNOW that. And why lung cancer? But what do I know.

      Sending you best wishes for negative results, 3tykes.

      @JaneA, that's very funny!

      9 months ago
    • Yeahyeah's Avatar

      Being vigilant is a good thing. There is no confirmation until you get the test results. You can fire your doctor and find another one. Stating the obvious that it could be something is not helping the patient's quality of life.

      9 months ago
    • Carool's Avatar

      3tykes, so, how're you doing?

      9 months ago

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