I have a large lump (swollen lymph node, probably) in the arm pit of my right arm. It has been there for a couple of months, and just recently (with the last week) has gotten larger, but is not painful. I haven't had any infections or anything recently which might cause this.
What kind of worries me is that I was diagnosed with vaginal carcinoma in situ in February, and had laser vaporization surgery for it in May. I've also felt extremely tired and weak for the past year.
I have an appointment with my doctor in a month. Should I wait that long to get it checked out? Has anyone had anything like this? Is it anything to worry about?
I had a lump in my neck that turned out to be nothing BUT any lump needs checked especially if it is getting larger. It would not hurt to at least call your doctor & let them know what is going on. I hope it is a case of nothing.
BerthC is right. You should call your doctor and tell him the lump has gotten bigger. He may be able to get you in to see him earlier and you won't have to worry about it for the next month. I know you may be scared, but we are all here to help you. I hope it is nothing. My sister had a lump on her back and it turned out to be just a cyst. Be well!
For your piece of mind and to position yourself to be better equipped to do something (if it is indeed a cancerous finding) get into your doc ASAP. They always keep appointment times for emergencies.
You, of course, should be mindful that your original cancer diagnosis could cause future gyn health problems but you also need to know that it can also make you susceptible to other types of cancer. (ie. gynecological cancers have a strong correlation to colo-rectal and breast cancers)
Just make the call, get in to see the doc and put this behind you! Don't spend your summer worrying.
I have discovered the same...a small red lump in my right underarm. I am hoping it's a big fat nothing, of course, but I'm watching and waiting and looking forward to hearing what your doc has to say about yours.