I have had a lump under my arm for approx. 6 years. I had it checked out when I was pregnant and the specialist said it was axillary breast tissue. I ignored it, she told me it should go away after birth. It did not. as I said, I ignored it for years. Knowing it was there, but in an out of insurance coverage, it just wasn't an issue. A couple of years ago, I was being tested for Lupus, MS, etc because of fatigue. The lump was not an issue. However, it stayed and got bigger. Finally, when my husband's insurance kicked in with his new job, I decided to be proactive. I am still having fatigue, extremely bad night sweats and fever (I do not have an infection.) So, the doc sent me to get an ultrasound. It came back as an enlarged lymph node with hypoechonic(?) and echogenic(?) characteristics and measures 9mmx18mmx13mm- my CBC came back good, xray for chest results coming soon. I am a wreck- the doctor told me my choices are as follows: just an enlarged lymph node, breast cancer, lymphoma or hodgkins. Breast cancer runs in the family, but she did not feel anything in the breast exam to be worried about.
I wake up every night drenched in sweat, sheets soaked and fatigued. I feel as though my energy and strength have been sucked out of me at night, only to come back in little spurts during the day.
Could I still have cancer even though the CBC came back ok?