Male with lump behind areola awaiting screening

Hi to anyone who may read this!

I’m a 32 year old male. I recently developed a tender lump around the size of an olive in my left pec behind my nipple.

I reluctantly visited the GP and, upon feeling it himself, referred me for a 2 week screening.

Just wondering if there are any other men out there in a similar circumstance who have been through the screening?

And if so, did they give you a mammogram or go straight to a biopsy?

Any shared experiences would be greatly appreciated.

As you can imagine, I’m very nervous and have imagined every worst possible scenario. My son recently turned 1 and my greatest fear is leaving and him not remembering me.

  • Hi,

    Apologies I went quiet on here! Life has been pretty hectic the past couple weeks.

    So, after a doctor gave me a quick examination, he concluded that he believes have gynocamastea, which I believe is generally caused by hormonal change.

    He didn’t completely rule out breast cancer though. I’ve been sent for blood tests and an ultrasound to determine what is going on.

    Although I was relieved to here it’s probably not breast cancer, he did explain it could be testicular cancer or something wrong with a gland somewhere.

    So I’m still very much in the dark and am awaiting more testing.

    Still have a lump that doesn’t seem to be shrinking or hurting any less.

    I hate not knowing.

    I hope you have found sleeping easier and have a date for your appointment 

  • Hi, glad to hear that they don’t believe it to be too serious and that you are having further tests to be sure. 

    I had my appointment last Wednesday, unfortunately they told me they think my lump is “very suspicious” and after finding the lump in an ultrasound and mammogram they have taken biopsies so they can confirm and prepare a treatment plan. 

    even though I still don’t know 100% I have to wait 2 weeks for my results so I’m just as anxious as I was before, if not more so, they also said consultants are on strike so I don’t when it will be, I also go on holiday on 29th so really hope I have some answers before then.

    I hope your appointments come through soon.

  • Hi Oggyjay,

    I'm glad to hear that it doesn't appear to be breast cancer, but sorry to hear that you are awaiting further tests for testicular cancer. Not knowing anything is the worst part of this journey by far. I hope that you get your tests soon and that nothing untoward is found.

    Please let us know how you get on and remember, that we are always here for you.

    Kind regards,