I"m 28 and I found a lump in the upper outer quadrant of one of my breasts about a month ago. I check semi-regularly and this lump seemed to have sprung up out of nowhere. Within a couple of days I had an appointment with my GP and she said she didn't know what it was but that it was mobile which is a good sign. She sent off a referral to the breast clinic and 2 weeks later I saw a surgeon who palpated it and said it doesn't feel sinister but needs investigating. She suspected it might be a fibroadenoma but couldn't confirm it without a scan.
As it didn't seem urgent, I had a 3 week wait until my ultrasound this morning. The radiologist said she couldn't tell what the lump is and she found something suspicious in one of the lymph nodes in my armpit. She said I needed a mammogram and a biopsy which I had then and there.
I don't know what to think. The lump is big (5cm x 5cm) but it's mobile. It was especially painful around the start of my period but outside of those couple of days it only gave me the odd twinge of pain here and there. The GP and surgeon seemed unconcerned but the radiologist today was saying "are you alright? Did you bring someone with you for support?" even though I wasn't really upset or anything. I'm absolutely terrified but I don't know what to make of it. Would they have said something to help prepare me if they suspected it was malignant? Did anyone else go through something similar and find out it was benign? Is it often difficult to diagnose a fibroadenoma without a biopsy?