My husband has a grape sized softish lump under his right nipple that is scaring the life out of me. He says the lump is tender and becomes more tender the more it is touched.
he has been to see the doctor and has confirmed that he has not, so far, any of the other symptoms ie discharge, puckering of the skin lumps in arm pirs etc, and has referred him to the breast clinic which is about 2 weeks before his apt.
The doctor has informed my husband that he doesnt think it is cancer and that he wishes to send him to the referral as a precaution to cross the t's and dot the i's was his words.
My questions is , do doctors tend to refer all breast lumps or may he possibly think that there is another problem with the lump hence the referral. I have been on numerous websites and they have all scared me to death so thought maybe this one would give an answer that could offer alternatives. Do breast cancer lumps generally show them self as painless? He is 36 and is healthy with no other health issues that we are aware of.
Thanks for listeniung to me babble and apologies for the extra long question,