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1584290 tn?1296728141
Breast Cancer
Please look at my photo. I have a significant large lump on my 11th & 12th left rib.
Only discovered 3 months ago.
It is very hard like a rock. Immoveable.
My mother & grandmother both died of breat cancer.
Can you have a breast cancer lump on your rib? Also, as low as the bottom of my rib?
I have had normal chest x-ray, bone scan and blood tests.
Any ideas???
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1572284 tn?1295800192
Just stay with your doc on this one...and if your doc cannot come up with an answer than get another opinion.
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have you already seen a doctor? if you, how the findings? if not... I think this is really serious and you should see a doctor right away. better safe than sorry.  
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351246 tn?1379685732
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Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
A lump this large should be investigated by a CT scan and diagnosed—is it a lipoma or a muscle tumor? If bone scan is normal, then it has not originated from the bone. It can also be an aberrant breast tumor. Since you have a strong family history, get a mammography done. Take care!
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1584290 tn?1296728141
Thank you so much for your comment. I am having an MRI & CT scan on the 16th feb. I wasn't sure if these scans would detect anything. I also wasn't sure if you could have a breat tumour that low.
The waiting is a killer. I'm not very patient. lol
I'm hoping they will do a biopsy to but i'll wait to see what the scans come back as first. Thanks!
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Your pic is exactly the same as my 15 year old daughters.  Did you get a diagnosis?
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I have a similar lump/bump, only it's further to the left of my rib/side. Have you gotten a diagnosis?
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