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hi im now 18 and i have noticed a small lump in the upper area of my right breast. its not painful at all and is about a inch long and half an inch wide. i first noticed it last year but left it alone thinking it was nothing to worry about since i am so young and maybe itd go away but it hasnt and i checked my other boob to see if i had it there too snd i dont . neither my mom or twin. should i be worried?
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Hi,
In most cases, breast lumps are not a sign of breast cancer especially at your young age..
Most likely this could be a cyst or a Fibroadenoma .These kind of lumps are not cancerous and are commonly found in women in their late teens and early twenties,but can also occur in women of any age.The cause of these benign lumps are related to hormonal fluctuations in the body.
Breast cancer is indeed very rare at your age,but it's not an impossibility...Anytime you feel a lump in your breast,you have to be aware that it is an abnormality and it's always wise to have it checked out by your health care provider who will  probably recommend an Ultrasound.and then your doctor will decide what to do about it depending on the results of the test.
Please don't let this go on longer than it has already been .Call your doctor  for a check up okay?
Take care and wishing you all the best..
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Thank you for replying (: my dad is gonna set an appointment up for me this coming up week after Easter. I'll go ahead and let you know how it goes.
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Very good and wise decision Alisa...
Yes, please update us and I am really hopeful that you'll have nothing to worry about.
All the best to you..
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Just letting you know I went to the doctor this past wensday and she found alot of enlarged cyst in both breast , informed me on how I should stop drinking things with caffeine and tea eating chocalate cause it helps the cyst grow bigger n they can turn into cancer .. the lump I was feeling is either cancer or a tumor.  She advised me to get a ultrasound which i just got today and i should know the results from my doctor in the next week or so (: but i wamted to thank you so much for helping me and giving me some information about it.
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You welcome Alisa,
I am glad to know that you had an Ultrasound today,so you can finally put your mind at ease knowing what this lump represents.
Yes,your doctor is right to advise you to avoid caffeine intake, (Coffee,tea,chocolate and colas)because it decrease water retention and could help alleviate pain and even shrink the cysts.
Reducing fat in your diet may also be helpful.
Please let us know about your results and what is the BIRADS score stated on the Ultrasound report.
BIRADS is a quality control system,used by radiologists after interpreting mammograms,ultrasound and MRIs.
This system allows radiologist to categorize the findings by numbers.The scores go from 0 to 5.The higher the number the more suspicious is the abnormality.So it's important for you to know the score.
Wishing you the best of luck!. :)
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