I am a bit scared. I have a rather large lump sort of between my breast and my armpit. It is, and has been, sore for almost a year. Two docs told me to use hot compresses and it would go away, that it was nothing to worry about. I was uneasy with this advice. I am seeing a new primary care doctor largely because i was uncomfortable with the way they just brushed it off with-o even examining it. The new doctor took a look at it, examined it as thoroughly as he could, and then immediately got me in for the first mammogram exam he could. He wanted me to go on Monday but I have another doctor appointment in the city, so I go first thing Tues morning. I am a bit rattled by his intense concern. The other docs really just brushed it off, and I wasn't sure what to expect from him when I asked about this. I keep a calendar where I jot down any new medication issues so that I can keep track of when they started and if they got worse. I first noticed this almost a year ago, and it has more than doubled in size. If I raise my arm for very long, it will hurt even worse for a few hours. I hope it is just something benign and nothing to worry about, but I am just not sure.