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When surgeon’s scalpel can’t dislodge a painless monster

I found a deep-seated five-centimetre lump in her left breast.

I recently saw Jessica*, who is her late forties. She has no child and has uterine fibroids. She has heard about breast cancer and interacted with breast cancer survivors.
For a year, Jessica has had a lump in her breast, but has postponed seeing a doctor, citing a busy schedule. Moreover, it has been a painless lump and has not disfigured her skin. It couldn’t possibly be cancer; she repeatedly reassured herself.
Other than not having children, she had no other risk factor for breast cancer, so I was shocked midway through the examination when I found a deep-seated five-centimetre lump in her left breast. In her armpit, I felt enlarged lymph nodes. Read More

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