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A 55 year old woman presents with a painless lump in her breast. She feels the lump is new. On examination, she has a hard mass in the upper outer quadrant of the breast. A young woman of 23 years visits her general practitioner with an upper respiratory infection.
You know that lumpiness you sometimes feel in your breasts right before you get your period? I brushed off the boob thing. At the time, I was consumed with caring for my grandma, who had just undergone a double mastectomy to treat breast cancer. By that point, the mass was as large and hard as a golf ball—my mom insisted I see a doctor right away. Days later, my primary-care physician prescribed a same-day ultrasound.