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breast lump found size of grape

I found a breast lump (semi squishy, size of grape, movable) in my right breast about a month ago.  I have implants that have been in for 17 years (half silicone half saline) and I am 40.  I also breastfeed my son who is 18 mths.  I went to my doctor and he said it did not feel like any cancerous mass he has felt before, but made me appt for Mammogram (1st), U/S, CA125.  The lump when pushed can be moved slightly.  I also have slight pain in breast and underarm.  I have not noticed any lymph node changes, just pain.  I would not be so alarmed by this normally, but my grandmother passed away from breast cancer and also had cervical cancer.  My mother has ovarian cancer and died at age 46.  Could this possibly be cancerous?  My shoulder blade hurts as well.


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How are you? During breast feeding, tender/small lump in the breast can be due to free movement of milk that is stopped because of a block in some duct of the breast.  Massaging the area or using warm compress on the area will help the lump to dissolve. However, if this persists, i agree with being vigilant with your health. Given your family background, Mammogram, ultrasound and CA125 will be very helpful in ruling out cancer.
Take care and keep us posted.
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Thanks for all the helpful input. I have the implants that were half saline half silicone, they were called fuzzies. I was never told that they had a shelf life when I got them put in. I hope all this lump and cancer scare is benign. I will keep posted on the outcome! Thanks again.
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