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Lump under armpit

18 Aug 2019 17:51

my husband was diagnosed with stage 2c cancer last year after a year of checks with nurses had a check up with his consultant Friday and he’s found a lump any ideas what happens now absolutely petrified 

Lump under armpit

20 Aug 2019 11:03 in response to Joet10

Hello Joet2 and thank you for posting a question. I am sorry to learn that your husband has been affected by cancer. I can appreciate that this must be a worrying time for you both.

I don't  think that I can be very helpful, as I have very little in the way of information to go on. For example, I don't know what type of cancer he was treated for and whether or not his specialist suspects that the lump is anything to do with your husband's previous diagnosis. Even with this information it would be hard to be specific, as there is not always a one size fits all way of proceeding.  But I would imagine that his specialist will want to find out more about the lump. So they might order a scan or perhaps do a biopsy or remove the lump.

After a cancer diagnosis many people worry that a lump means that the cancer has come back. While this needs to be considered not all lumps turn out to be cancer. So I suppose that it could be something else, but clearly I don't know.

Unfortunately there is nothing for it but to wait and see what your husband's medical team want to do. This waiting is very hard and there is no easy way to get through.  Not knowing is very difficult and many people tell us that once they know what is happening they feel better. So I do hope that you both get some news soon..

I am sorry that I cannot be more helpful. Do get back to us if you have any other questions. If you would like to telephone our free phone number is 0808 800 4040 and the lines are open from 9am till 5pm Monday to Friday (closed public holidays).

Kind regards,


Lump under armpit

20 Aug 2019 12:54 in response to CRUK Nurse Jean

hi thanks for reply my husband had a 6mm ulcerated melanoma has a big hole in chest where was removed had lymph nodes removed a year ago no cancer lump doesn’t hurt to touch has scan on 4 th of September