I'm 35 and found a lump in my breast last month. It was very painful too. I decided to wait and see if it went away.... well three weeks later it's still there and although the pain is nowhere near what it was when I first discovered it -- it's still tender and rather large. Anwyay ~ I called the breast center and made a appt. I saw the Dr. yesterday and after she examined me I asked "did you feel it?" And she replied "OH ~ I felt it! You have a large mass from about 12 O'clock to 3 O'clock" She also felt some small bumps. She said I could have several cysts kinda piled on top of each other??? But the large mass scares me. She scheduled me for a mammogram Tuesday morning. Does anyone have any thoughts or comments on this they would like to share? I'm getting worried. DH was diagnosed last February with Hodgkins Lymphoma - he went through months of chemo and radiation and thank GOD he's still scanning clear. He had three masses - one under his collarbone, one under his arm and one in his chest cavity. It was an awful time ~ with dd 10 and ds 12. I can't bring myself to believe that we could be so unlucky as to have this occur again. But I'm feeling very anxious.