What should I do if my teenager found a lump in her breast?

my daughter does not know what an oncologist is how do i tell her


Asked by Anonymous at 7:40 PM on Jan. 15, 2009 in Health

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  • I had a lump in my breast for 5 years I believe I was around 20 when I got it. I went to the doctors and no one could ever find anything wrong with it. I got pregnant with my son at 25 and it just went away and never came back. I wish the best for your daughter I will be praying for her. Please message me and let me know how everything turns out with her.

    Answer by BubblesB at 7:44 PM on Jan. 15, 2009

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  • well when i was her age which i am only 21 now i had that problem but whenever i had my cycle it would go away only happened a handful of times they said sometime that it was normal for someone who is growing

    Answer by Wyattsmom205 at 7:48 PM on Jan. 15, 2009

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  • yes im 18 and i been having lumps in my breast for awhile shes still growing nothing to worry about

    Answer by xaviersmamacita at 8:07 PM on Jan. 15, 2009

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  • I would not discuss an Oncologist until she has seen her GYN and had further testing done if needed. I would not scare her to death right now. Although, there is always that chance it could be cancer. Many young women as young as 16yrs old have died from breast cancer. It's an ugly fact but it's true. Many young women think that they are "too young" to have this problem but it's not correct. I would encourage your daughter to have it checked as soon as possible.

    I wish you all the best and will keep her in my thoughts and prayers that all is well.

    Answer by Southerncharmes at 9:28 PM on Jan. 15, 2009

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  • she needs to see her obgyn first. Lumps are very normal as our cycles come and go. Lumps that stick around may be a bigger issue but it still highly unlikely she needs to see an oncologist at this point. I would tell her she needs to see her obgyn and take everything one step at a time from there. 18 is VERY young to have breast cancer

    Answer by humaniterian87 at 2:36 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

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  • i started getting lumps when i was 15 and im 21 now and still get them on occasion.. My doc told me it was normal.. it could always be a calcium deposit or swollen milk gland. id take her to the doc just to be on the safe side you can never be to careful. Id try obgyn first.

    Answer by amhmomma at 11:20 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

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  • If your daughter has found a lump in her breast, the first thing she should do is see her ob/gyn. They will check her and if they are concerned send her to have an ultrasound or mamogram. If there is still concern, she would see a surgeon next to have it removed and biopsied. If at that time they find it is cancer, then she would be referred to an oncologist . As far as telling her what an oncologist is, be honest. Even if it upsets her, she will be thankful to know the truth.

    Chances are it's probably nothing to worry about, but keep in mind just because she's 18 doesn't mean it can't be cancer either. I HATE hearing people say....oh your too young don't worry about it. My mom died from breast cancer at 25 years old. I myself have already had a lump removed when I was 23. Thankfully it was just fatty tissue. Please have her get it checked out and feel free to pm me if you would like to talk.

    Answer by MomToLilAngel at 8:02 PM on Jun. 2, 2009

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  • I am a breast cancer survivor and have learned a lot from my experience. Lumpy breasts are normal. Keep checking the lump through the month. A normal lump will come and go. A cancerous lump will be hard and grow, and usually painless. A painful lump is often the result of too much estrogen. Yes, diet does matter. Alcohol and sugar cause breast tenderness. I would recommend thermography. It is safe and painless and you can have lots of them when you are young without worrying about injuring breast tissue, or exposure to radiation as with mammographs. I have found that taking iodine has softened my breast tissue immensly. Iodine deficiency is a major cause of breast cancer.

    Answer by Pecanz at 5:34 PM on Jun. 21, 2010

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