The day after my last period finished a swelling appeared around my left armpit area. It is quite large and visible to anyone looking. It doesnt hurt in any way and is soft and spongy to the touch but when i press down on it i can feel something deep inside. Its kind of hard to explain but it feels like a long line with ridges on it. When i lift my arms above my head it totally vanishes. I have also noticed that my left nipple is noticeably lower than the right which i dont think it was before although i cant be 100 per cent sure. Im 36 years old, i dont have children and there is no history of cancer in my family at all. I waited till my next period to see if it went down but its still there although it hasnt changed size or shape and doesnt hurt. Any ideas as to what this could be. many thanks.
Thanks for that. No i havent noticed any other changes and there are no lumps in the breast itself but the fact that the swelling has been there a couple of months and hasnt gone down leads me to believe that it might be something more serious. Will stop shaving and deodrants for a few days and see what happens. thanks
A swollen axillary lymph node can indeed be a sign of breast cancer, even in the absence of a palpable breast mass. I am not saying it IS; I'm saying it CAN BE.
If I were you, I'd certainly not mess around with shaving or not shaving, using deodorant or not using deodorant. Instead, I'd get an appointment with a breast clinic or a breast surgeon for a hands-on professional evaluation this coming week. Believe me, I know whereof I speak.
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