Was referred after finding a breast lump, which seems to just appear. Feels 5cm at least. I thought when GP examined she did not feel any axillary lymph nodes. Nor did I on self examination. I’m a Doctor (Psych). A few days before the clinic apt I felt a large lymph node that seemed to appear overnight.
The surgeon could feel 2-3 nodes, I can now feel a smaller second. Mammogram didn’t show the breast lump (think I have dense breasts) but did on USS.
on biopsy Invasive ductal In breast and node. ER + PR -, Await CT/MRI.
I was wondering if we just missed the lymph nodes or can they suddenly become swollen? Feels 1-2 cm now and quite mobile and smooth. Is this big and does it suggest at that size that it has spread wider already? Only research I’ve seen talks about numbers and not size.
Feeling guilty that as a Doc I missed the mass before it got so large!