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This is Dr. David
it is normal to have some fat in your arm pit which can cause some mild "sticking out" of the arm pit area.
are you overweight?
that is good there isn't a spot there.
you can have your GP doctor examine your arm pit and your breast. I bet they will find no evidence of cancer.
let me know if you have questions.
if you are feeling and pressing on the area frequently, this can cause it to be tender.
if you had breast cancer, you would feel a lump in your breast
or an enlarged lymph node in your arm pit.
let your doctor examine these areas if it is worsening your anxiety to do so.
at your age, breast cancer is rare and unlikely.
you are not describing you are feeling a lymph node in your arm pit
one swollen lymph node would not cause your arm pit to swell out
you would be able to feel it with your fingers.
go see your GP doctor.
I bet they will not feel or see a lymph node on ultrasound in your arm pit.
I bet you don't have breast cancer.
it is normal to have lymph nodes in your arm pit
it is normal to feel lymph nodes in your arm pit.
usually lymph nodes are deeper in your arm pit than just under the skin.
just under the skin you are probably feeling a small skin cyst
skin cyst can be tender from inflammation or infection.
yes, I can see you are anxious.
your tender lump right below the skin sounds like a skin cyst or infected cyst or a benign lymph node.
it doesn't sound like breast cancer.
yes, you would have other signs and symptoms if you had breast cancer.
from what you are describing, it doesn't sound like breast cancer.
I bet they will not be worried about breast cancer either.
let me know if you have other questions.
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