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Hi, I am Janice Ingle. I found a knot under my left breast on top of my rib cage. I had a tumor removed from the left breast when I was 18. I am scared about this because I have a lot of medical problems. Where do I go to first to get this checked. You know you can never just walk in and say this upper right side of my body needs to be xrayed. I have always heard the quicker you get to it the better your chances are.Sincerely,Janice Ingle
Sat, 31 May 2014
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Hello!

Thank you for the query.

As you have had breast tumor before, this lump should be treated as another tumor until the cancer wont be ruled out. You need to visit oncologist or surgeon and have an ultrasound and biopsy of this lump done.
As you are young person, please consult also genetics center and consider BRCA1/2 genes mutation tests.

Hope this will help.
Regards.
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