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breast lump and underarm tenderness

I'm 28 years old..In 2006, I was diagnosed with fibroadenoma in my left breast. The doctor decided to remove it ..A year after that, I got 8 cm ovarian cyst on my right ovary. The doctor put me on birth control and I am still taking them. On October 2008, I had a small lump in my left breast and it was painful to touch. I had an ultrasound done but they could not see it with ultrasound; however, they could feel it with touch. So, they informed me that my breast is normal and it could be from drinking a lot of caffeine.

Now, another small lump is felt next to it and the whole breast is painful. Each mass is about 1 cm.  My underarm and underarm fold is tender and there is pain above the collarbone and left shoulder. There is also a swollen lymph node under my chin on the left side and I complain from shortness of breath lately. However, the breast looks normal and there is no obvious changes compared to right breast.

I saw the doctor today (Wednesday 13, 2010), she examined my breast, and noticed that the underarm lymph nodes are swollen but she could not feel any lymph nodes above the collarbone.

She requested Prolactin test. She also requested an ultrasound to be done next Monday because I just finished my period this Sunday.
She also prescribed Azithromycin (250 mg/ every 12 hours) and Piroxicam (20 mg/ every 12 hours)

I am nervous and scared. I know breast cancer associated with underarm tenderness and swollen lymph nodes.
Do I have breast Cancer?
Thank you
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I don't really see any connection to breast cancer from what you describe especially with your history of Fibrocystic Breast Condition. The swolled lymph nodes may be another issue entirely and have nothing to do with your breasts. Lymph nodes become enlarged when there is an infection somewhere in the body. Since you have prescribed an anitbiotic this may clear things up as far as the lymph nodes are concerned.   Regards ....
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Thanks Japdip.. I want to add that I just received the prolactin test result and it was 32.31 ng/ml. The doctor prescribed Dostinex (0.5 mg/ once a week)..Is it also an indicator to breast cancer?
Honestly, I am so worried and I cannot get clam....
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