I have found a small, but possibly growing, spot on the left areola, almost in the nipple. It is very itchy, like a mesquito bite (that "ahhh feeling" when scratching is the same). It has been there for a few months, so it is now obvious it is not an insect bite. I also have a dark thick patch of skin, raised surface, approx 2 inches by ½ inches in size, on the underside of this same left breast. I can't determine if it is similar to "orange peel". The first cause of my concern: the itchy spot on the areola crusts over and if the "scab" or crust is removed it is runny looking beneath it. My second cause of concern: my first cousin on my father's side of the family, same age as me, went through a terrifying bout of Inflammatory Breast Cancer two years ago. I am very healthy and tend to brush aside many things and have been fortunate in the past. Somehow I feel I should at least ask your opinion before going to my doctor... who I would have trouble recognizing outside his office... I go so very seldom.... it's been 1½ years since I last saw him. What do you think, should I bother with it, or am I reacting to fears brought on by my cousin's experience? Just for additional info, I have a dime-sized hemangeoma (spelling?) beneath my other breast.