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Worried about armpit lump

13 May 2022 23:27

I saw my GP about a lump in my armpit at the beginning of 2019. She wasn't too sure what it was, but she said it was in the 'tail of spence' so the breast tissue that goes up into the armpit. She told me to monitor it and go back if it changed. 

then covid happened so I sort of forgot about it. It's definitely gotten a bit bigger, it's very firm with uneven edges, and it feels uneven and bumpy rather than smooth. It only moves a tiny bit when I touch it. 

I've been getting chest pains for over a year now which I put down to heartburn but im worried this all might be linked. Is there a chance it's a lymph node? 


Worried about armpit lump

16 May 2022 10:18 in response to KC14

Hello and thanks for your post,

I am sorry to hear about your situation. I can understand that with Covid a lot of people have been waiting until everything settles down before they seek help from their GP.

But I am afraid it is really only your GP who can assess and examine you who can provide you with the information that you are looking for. Neither the nurses nor anyone on the forum can help diagnose you as your symptoms are specific to you. If you are having pain in your chest this may also need further investigations or medication to help with your symptoms.

I can't comment on your enlarged lymph node but your GP may want to investigate it further with an ultrasound to find out more but of course I can't say for sure.

There are many other conditions that are not as serious as cancer but it is important that any symptoms that continue are investigated to find out the cause.

I do hope that you make an appointment and find out more soon.

All the very best,