Dear heath1: A lump that is sore and varies in size with the cycle is common in women with fibrocystic breast tissue. Having said that, if you feel that the lump has gotten larger, it may warrant further investigation. Most women tolerate mammograms quite well and although they are uncomfortable, the pain is generally short-lived. Without examination, we cannot speculate on what this might be or whether further evaluation is warranted. A discussion with your doctor would probably be most helpful. If you can only go to a Spanish speaking doctor, perhaps you can take a friend who is bilingual and can help you get your questions answered.
Thankyou for your quick answer . Can I just say it is not so much the pain but the process that freaks me . I can;t handle medical stuff with privacy things. Also can I ask your view on my worry that I have left it too long as I have had this a year now, I have no other symptoms and I am 40 years old .Your time is very much appreciated as i am a very private person and the anonymity helps
i have a lump on my right breast for almost 3 or 4 years now, i just kept ignoring it, for i was scared, for they might remove my breast.til such tym i felt a pain in my breast,its uncomfortable,im scared..could this mean a breast cancer? help.
You need to post this as a question to the doctor I think as I don't think they will answer you on a link question . Think 4 years is a long time if it has not got bigger though,Will probably be a cyst or something .My answer seemed to be saying that the important thing after a long time was if it had grown or not