I have an appt to see my doctor, but it is not until Nov., and I'm going insane with worry in the meanwhile. I realize you can tell me nothing without seeing me, but while I wait for the next 6 weeks, I am hoping to benefit from some information of some kind.
I'm 31, with a 2-year old son whom I am still breastfeeding.
My maternal grandmother died of breast cancer when she was 41. My mother is now 60 and has never had cancer, and her grandmother on that side lived to be almost 100 with no cancer. My grandmother was one of 10 children, and they all had many children/grandchildren themselves. Up until recently, no one else had bc in my extended family (that I knew of), although some had other cancers. Recently, my grandmother's sister, who is in her 80s, had a cancerous lump removed from her breast (no chemo or anything). I say all this because my primary concern is my grandmother's BC diagnosis at such a young age (37).
I started my period very late (15), and still haven't gotten a period since giving birth 2 years ago (my son remains a pretty frequent nurser).
I have fibrocystic breasts and have had mastitis once and a clogged duct one or two other times.
I recently discovered a tiny area on the lower half of one breast that feels harder than the rest of my lumpy breasts. It is about the size of half an uncooked grain of rice, which makes it hard to tell if it's round (it's so tiny). It takes me a long time to locate it, and sometimes I'm unable to, at which point I begin to think I imagined it, until I locate it again a few days later (I'm sort of obsessively doing BSEs, as you can probably tell). I can't really find anything similar in the other breast or elsewhere in this breast.
Again, I'm going to the doctor, and will request a mammogram/biopsy. For now, can you give me any sense of if this could be cancer, and if so, does its tiny size mean I've caught it early? What about the fact that it's sometimes really difficult to locate?
Thanks so much.