Hello! I was recently in the ovarian cancer forum and had surgery and was diagnosed with "borderline ovarian cancer" which means the tumors were benign, but could turn cancerous. The cure was to remove it.
Now, believe me, I am not a hypochondriac and I dread even going to the doctor again. But I am having symptoms in my breast.
I am still nursing my child, and this isn't mastitis. For six months I've had stabbing pains in my left breast. I also feel some pain radiating down my arm now and then. I also feel this heaviness, like sometimes it is painful to breathe. I even went to the ER (first time ever) in April, thinking I was having a heart attack. They said it was anxiety with the pending surgery.
I've read about IBC, but I have absolutely no visual changes in my breast, just this pain! Maybe since those visual changes come on fast, I'm early IBC?
Could it be something like lung cancer?
I don't know. My doctor said to take a mammogram, but I am nursing and I know it will be inconclusive.
What is your advice, please!
I am a coffee addict, but I figured if it was cafeine related then it would be both breasts, not one.
Interestingly enough, as a nursing Mom of several kids (almost six years nursing), it was always this left breast that had the breast infections and problems.
What could it be now? Please ANYONE with ideas, I'd love to just chat about this a bit. THANK YOU!