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My oldest son was freaking out last night because he found a small lump under his chest skin.... he’s freaking out and asking if it could be cancer...

I think my poor health (which isn’t cancer) has my poor kid on the fence about every thing medically with himself. No - he isn’t a hypochondriac- it just when something is out of place he worries about what it could possibly be.


I made an apt with his pediatrician because he needs to relax and sleep... what ever that little lump is hopefully it can be dissolved or removed without a problem.


Any suggestions on what I can tell him in the meantime so he stops freaking out?
lilcountrygrl · 36-40, F
Block WebMD from his browser!
SageWanderer · 70-79, M
We are much in the same boat, only with older children who are at the age when these things crop up. The only saving grace is that we were medical professionals who have seen a lot. My guess is maybe a clogged pore or a swollen gland. Although it happens I would say to him that major problems don't show up until later in life.
smileylovesgaming · 26-30, F
Yea I would go see the doctor first. Hope it isn't nothing to worry about
I don't think it would help with a child, but I refuse to worry about something I can have no affect on. Maybe if you could find a way to in enfuse that kind of attitude into him it may help. But I'm not sure how you'd want to do that
rottenrobi · 51-55, F
It's just an over active cell that has multiplied into a small mass. Nothing to worry about. The doctor will know exactly what to do.
Tell him his body needs a calm mind in order to heal.
Tracos · 51-55, M
It's probably a lipoma...
WeighedDown · 36-40, M
Actually male breast cancer is pretty deadly.
WeighedDown · 36-40, M
[@7704,KaysHealingPath] yea, I know I freak out about things like this, odds are it is not serious but I just wanted to make sure you knew the possibilities some people don't realize men and boys can get breast cancer
KaysHealingPath · 31-35, F
[@510099,Mulder] I do realize that. Which is why I booked an appointment. Meanwhile I’m trying to figure out a way of talking my 11 yr old off the edge 🙄
WeighedDown · 36-40, M
[@7704,KaysHealingPath] well less than 1% of breast cancer patients are male so the numbers are on his side, it's probley something to do with hormones since he is at that age when the hormones start flowing. But I feel like I should give you this


http://www.breastcancer.org/research-news/20120517

 
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