After some advise please... I have a lump of sorts just under/below the nipple. I have a little history with lumps - I was reviewed years ago in a London Hospital (before all the clinics were introduced) when I was about 19 and informed I'm just a nodulous person Anyway, about two years ago I had another lump appear which was quite painful, even the GP was concerned. At that point I was going through a lot of stress with mini Fig concerns, problems with Mr Fig and on numerous occasions close to having my marriage fail. I almost didn't cope when I was refered for a scan and only through an ex work colleage who had recently been through breast cancer, was I able to let off some emotion. I was very scared as my family needed support that I was affraid they would lose if something bad would happen. It all turned out to be hormonal with the condescending 'you should check yourself regularly, so you know what things feel like' Well, yes I do and this wasn't normal - they know how to make you feel small! Fairly recently I've had the same thing happen, with the lump appearing in the same place, so I was aware and didn't worry about it. The problem is, I also now have the above lump type firm area at the base of the nipple. There isn't any pain or discomfort but its not usually there, well I have spotted it before, its just not been quite as firm which might be making it appear bigger?! I'm dealing with just as much stress again revolving around the whole of my family and I'm not sure if this is again just a hormonal thing. Should I get it checked or wait a while and see if it goes? I know I'll worry myself as my Nan was told she was being silly and her lump wasn't cancer. Later that year, it turned out it was and too late and within a couple of years died (I was still a baby). I don't want to be that hypercondriac - I seem to spend half of my time in the GP surgery I suppose I'm venting, I know the answer but even so.