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an unpainful pea size lump for over a year under my left armpits

i just turn 18 this year and i have a pea size lump under my left armpits.it has been there for a year already.but the lump does not hurt.my familly do not have any cancer history..so is it cancer...im so afraid...X<
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Dear Hanami:  The general rule of thumb when a lump is identified is that it should be evaluated by a doctor.  That it has been there for over a year and has not grown or changed makes it unlikely to be cancer.  Further, cancer is very unlikely in an 18 year old.  Nonetheless, it may be a good idea to have a doctor do a check in order to get a baseline exam, help determine what this might be and give you some guidance for the future.
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