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Have lump in breast, uvular curved, done Organix urine test. Worried about breast and brain cancer

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Hi, my name is AAA.
I'm from Denmark and I am 25 years old. I am known with 'nerve problems' such as seeing blue spots, having big pupils and other symptoms caused by my nerves beeing squeezed, or how to explain it. Today I had an apointment with my Osteopath (is that the word in english), and he told me about a patient of his, who was coughing, her voice had turned rough and her uvular was bend to one side. This was - as my osteopath told me - clear signs of cancer in the back of the brain, and when she went for a check up, it turned out to be, in fact, cancer in the back of her brain. 5 years earlier this woman had been suffering from breastcancer (this was discovered because of the symptoms coughing and pain in one arm).
Now - I'm freaking out! I've had a lump/cyste/knot in my right breast since february. My breast are very big, and I feel smaller lumps in both breasts, same places as eachother, so I guess these are milkproducing glands, or(!?), but this big one is the right breast is sitting on the under side of the breast. Like - out in the tissue - not like attached to the place where the breast is attached to the body. The lump feels much like a golf ball and I can kind of squeeze it around/move it around in the tissue. About a week before I have my period the lump gets bigger and very soar. This lasts for about 2 weeks - every month. I've consulted two doctors about this. One examined me and told me that it was a water cyste and nothing to worry about, as this will go away on its own. It hasn't though. The other doctor didn't even touch me, but told me that this is a very common thing, and that I will have many more of these cystes throughout my life. I am just afraid that I is cancer, and I don't understand why nobody wants to screen my breast!? - What do you think, Doctor?
Also - and this is what really got me worried after my appointment at the osteopath today; My uvular is curved to one side. To me its the right side - and to someone standing in front of me, looking inside my mouth it is the left side. And it is not just like a little curving/deviation - it looks almost like its bend on the middle, going straight down and then - crack - bend to the side. My uvular is not very long, and I don't feel like it has always done this. I noticed it for the first time in july, when I had a very soar throat for a couple of days, with blisters on the left side of my throat (right side to someone looking into my mouth). The uvular was then bending away from the side where the blisters were. I didn't think much of it, and after the soar throat went away, I haven't been looking at my uvular. Then a couple of days ago my throat got soar again. I'm coughing a lot, my voice has turned a little rough and I just looked at my uvular, which is bending severely to the side. I'm freaking out.
I feel like I have all of the same symptoms that this woman, whom my osteopath told me about, had. And then some; I also have the lump in my breast!!
No doctor will do a screening on me, and I don't know what to do!!? I'm so afraid that I have both breast cancer AND brain cancer now, since I have all the symptoms!!?
I have taken a test called 'Organix', which is a urine test, testing like 48 different things in the body. This told me that I have a lot of fungus/cancida in my bowels and stomach, my nervous system is very 'loaded', my kidneys, liver and such are in bad condition, my oxidation/degredation numbers are pretty high, but my.. acidification (I don't know what you call it when you pile up a lot of acid in the body - alledgedly causing cancer!?) numbers were very low - therefore my homeopath told me, that I am in risk of developing cancer, but that I don't have cancer right now. This would show up on the acidification(!?) number, if I had.. - I take Gluthatione often, to provent developing cancer, but right now I'm just so confused and scared!
Why do I have such a big lump in my breast? Why does my uvular bend to one side, which is nothing I can read about on the internet, as a normal thing!? And is it possible that I have cancer, or am I being paranoid!?
Please help me. It's the middle of the night here i Denmark, but I can't sleep because of this.

I have loaded 2 pictures of my uvular, taken right now - I hope this can help.

Thank you so very much,
Posted Mon, 10 Sep 2012 in Women's Health
Answered by Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar 5 hours later

I appreciate your anxiety at this moment. I know that you are sleepless at this time in your region.

First I would like to say for sure 'you SHOULD NOT be worried about cancer at all'. You certainly 'DO NOT' have the symptoms required for it. Your anxiety is causing more problem than actual lump in the breast.

At age 25 the chances of lump in the breast is common as your osteopath said. This is because the breasts are big and did not lactate too much. Hence the glands whose function is lactation is not utilized properly. They grow or enlarge to cause a feel of lump in the breast. We do not expect cancer at this stage for a young women like you. Do you have a family history of cancer? If no just forget and rest.

Second there is no need of screening at this stage and examination of the breast by the physician is perhaps the best. This is already done by your doctor and concluded that this is a fat / fibrous tissue. This is most probably a fibroadenoma or adenosis. You can search that on the internet.

Brain tumor presents with projectile vomiting and seizures also. So if you do not have them it is very unlikely that you have it too.

I saw through the pictures of uvula and I do not see any deviation that you describe. It is not necessary that a deviation of uvula is a definite symptom of brain tumor.

Your anxiety and resulting sleeplessness are making you see the unseen by a doctor. You need counseling and if you believe only tests can confirm this, you can ask your doctor about them too.

Thank you for letting me address your concerns rightly.

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Follow-up: Have lump in breast, uvular curved, done Organix urine test. Worried about breast and brain cancer 5 days later

Thank you very much for your quick and precise answer.

We do not have a history of cancer, in my family - the only one (that I know of) whom has had cancer, is my dad. He was diagnosed with cancer on his left kidney, in february - this year. The doctors told us that the tumor had been on his kidney for about 5 years, according to the size of it. 3 weeks later he had been operated. They removed the kidney, and he did not need chemotherapy. He is participating in some kind of clinical trial now, where he takes a new kind of medicine, that should be able to prevent the cancer from returning.

But my dad is the only one with cancer. The great grandparents that I know of, have not suffered from it, or anyone else, that I'm related to.

I don't have any kind of vomiting, and even though I don't know what you mean about seizures, I don't think that I have them.. I get a little dizzy sometimes - like suddenly I get dizzy for a couple of seconds, and then it's gone again... I wouldn't call that a seizure though... Would you?

I have two other problems with my mouth though, that I forgot to tell you about;
One is that I feel very soar in the back of my soft palate. When I chew my food, I have the same feeling in my palate, as the feeling you have in your arms, while lifting weights. Tense.. soar.. It's hard to explain, but after chewing for a while, it feels like I don't even have the strenght to swallow the food. I do - it's not like that is a problem... but the soar and tense feeling just makes it feel like swallowing is too hard a job. Sometimes while chewing, I even have to take a break, half way, to like relax the muscle in the soft palate... what is that!!?

Also I have a problem - especially in the morning, or late in the night - not everyday, but I would say quite often.. - The thing is that suddenly, out of nowhere I get a feeling that my teeth are so loose, that if I take a bite of a carrot, or even if I yank them - they will fall right out. Mostly it's the front teeth (both upper and lower mouth). I've had this for as long as I remember, but I think that it has worsened.. Could it be that I'm in lack of some kind of vitamin, or is it some habbit that I might not notice I have, that causes this phenomenon?! I never have any problems with my teeth, and even though I don't go to the dentist very often, he is always very pleased with me, when I do.

Another - and I promise you, this is the last thing I will bother you with today, is actually something that I find very strange, and very scary.
My feces is yellow. Sometimes it's the same color as yellow curry, and other times it's lighter - even pale, but still with a yellowish tone. It's not everytime I go, that the color is weird, but pretty much about once a day... I noticed it the first time about two weeks ago, I guess. I have daily pain in my stomach - mostly the right side. Sometimes it feels like a knife stabbing me, and other times it's more like the pain you would experience if someone stretched out your bowels. Like stretching out your legs after running.. I hope you understand.. - I feel terrible at explaining this! :D

My homeopath says that the urine test and the blood test, that he took from me, showed that my kidneys, my liver and in general my cleansing organs are very weak, and really need a detox. I've been taking pills and homeopathy that he has recommended me, for about 6 months now. Also he says that I have a very high number of fungus in my bowels... I've always had many problems with my bowels. Always been really bloated, always had stomach pains, and always had a very irregular schedule, when it comes to my bowel movements.. I've almost completely skipped milk, sugar, bread and pasta, and this has helped me a lot, but still I have a lot of problems - and now, as you see, the latest one is this; yellow feces.

My brother told me that he had the same stabbing pain, irregular movement and very yellow feces, for about a week, not many days ago. He went to the doctor, who didn't really do anything about it. He said it would pass on its own. We do not live together, so it wouldn't be something that we ate together or anything, and my brother isn't detoxing, so what could cause this!?
We read on the internet that it often is the sign of cancer in the liver or the pancreas, and that it is - in no way a normal thing, and that everyone experiencing this, should be examinated by a doctor.

I'm tired of always having some kind of problem. I know that I need help for my anxiety, and I do go to a therapist once a month, because of it. But when you feel a lump in your breast, and/or have continues stabbing pain, and then yellow feces, I say that anybody would be worried, wouldn't they!? :/ :)

Please let me know what you think, and maybe even what I can do to make myself better.

Thank you very much again sir, and have a nice day.

Best regards

Answered by Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar 18 hours later
Thanks for writing back.
I dont think there is any reason for you to get worried here. Let me try and explain. The difficulty in swallowing, dizziness and even the weird feeling in your teeth could simply be due to anxiety. If your teeth were actually loose, it would mean that your gums had been affected long ago. I am sure that is not the case.
As far as the yellow feces is concerned, it could be influenced by several factors like what you are eating, how much water you're drinking etc. Its not pancreatic cancer as you would be having severe weight loss or loss of appetite to go along with that, along with a XXXXXXX yellowing of eyes.
I am sure all is well and you're just fine. You'd be doing better if you do things you enjoy. Also, some exercise and yoga will also do you a world of good.
We don't need to be concerned about anything here.
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