I'm sure your friend has seen a Dr. about these lumps and perhaps also had a mammogram or ultrasound or both. We should always follow the recommendation of whatever type of Physician we consult regarding a particular problem. Lumps such as you describe are certainly not normal and need to be treated in some manner which is usually removal. I'm sure there is a good reason for her surgery; perhaps you haven't been told all the details.
How are you? How is your friend? Are there other symptoms aside from the lumps? Accordingly, 80 to 90% of breast lumps are not cancer. They can be fatty tissues or lipomas, fibroadenomas, or cancerous lumps, Cancerous lumps are firm to hard masses that do not move when felt and they are often an irregular shape. To be certain that this is not the case, tissue sampling or biopsy is done.
An armpit lump refers to enlargement of one or more lymph nodes in the armpit. It could be cysts and infections on the surface of the skin of the armpit caused by shaving or use of antiperspirants or abscesses under the skin. Lumps may be produced by lymph nodes enlarged due to bacterial infections, viral infections, vaccinations, and malignancy including the breast.
When your friend's lumps are removed the tissue will be sent to the Pathology Lab and tested to ascertain exactly what they are. She is very wise to have these removed and tested. Nothing that is abnormal should be ignored. Good For Her!
I am sorry I misunderstood. The pea-size lumps are in the back of her neck. She has a soft lump under her armpit. She went to see a surgeon last night and after he examined her decided he wanted to remove the lump in the hospital. She is now scheduled to have the lump removed in two weeks at a hospital. She is not concerned, but I am.
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