Gemma Corby's newborn daughter was still in intensive care when she first noticed a chick-wing-sized lump in her chest. She said she pointed out the staff and they said it was a stuffy milk duct, which was not unusual for a nursing mother.
"The doctors told me it was a stuffy milk duct and I did not think about it. Why should I doubt it? "Corby, who gave birth to daughter Ayla, and she's stillborn twin, in August 2018, SWNS said.
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But in February, Corby said the lump was large enough to warrant a referral from her gynecologist for an ultrasound to an abnormality. Ten days later, she received a mammogram that detected triple negative breast cancer.
"I had told many doctors about the lump, but I've always been told there's no need to worry about what makes the diagnosis even more difficult," 35-year-old Corby told SWNS.
Triple negative breast cancer accounts for approximately 10 to 20 percent of diagnoses and, according to National Breast Cancer, is more likely to affect younger patients, African Americans, Hispanics, and those with a BRCA1 gene mutation foundation. Cancer may be more aggressive and difficult to treat than others, and it is more likely to spread and reappear more frequently.
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Corby, who is currently living in France, started chemotherapy, but said that she is not sure how Future will look like. She said she wants to share her story so that others are persistent about her health.
"If you then find a node, please go for a breast cancer exam so you know for sure what it is," she told SWNS. "I think one of the reasons why my lump was rejected for so long is that it hurt. I was often told," It's okay, [because] breast cancer does not hurt. "But mine was very painful."
Blocked or clogged channels occur when the channel is poorly drained or inadequately dehydrated, which causes milk to accumulate and pressure builds up in the canal, which can lead to discomfort in the chest or a knot. The signs can be gradual and, according to Medela, initially appear as a delicate lump the size of a pea or larger.
"Now I look back and think I should have fussed over everything and taken it more energetically," Corby told SWNS. "But nobody else seemed to believe that something was wrong, what should I have done?" Breast cancer. While many symptoms are invisible or can not be detected without medical precaution, the sensitivity of the nipple or a knot or thickening near the chest or underarm area may be a sign that something is wrong. A change in skin texture or enlargement of the pores in the dermis can also indicate a potential problem, as well as a change in the size or shape of the breast, pitting, unexplained swelling, or unexplained shrinkage. A fuller list of possible symptoms can be found here.