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I'm worried sick. My 18 year old daughter was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in 2012. It's been managable and without significant complications although uncomfortable during flare ups. She also has a low white blood cell count that was determined by a hematologist to not be caused by any underlying disease. It's just her count.
About a year ago she developed a lump in her right bust. Her PCP said that it was HIGHLY unlikely that it was anything to be concerned about and to keep an eye on it. After a year, it's still present. She had a biopsy done today to determine what it is. The doctors examined her and did an ultrasound a week ago and seem to believe that it is, more likely than not, fibroadenoma and said we should have nothing to worry about. We should know in a few days. I'm really concerned because she's lost 10 pounds in a month and a half. On January 23rd she was 121 lbs. As of last week she's 111 lbs. I know that patients with Crohn's are susceptible to weight loss and poor apetite but with this breast lump being presesnt I'm extremely concerned.
We have NO history of breast cancer in our family and at the age of 18, I understand it to be EXTREMELY rare for someone to develop breast cancer, but I'm still really worried.
God forbid, if it were something, would having waited a year to get this checked out possibly have been something that put her in more danger. She's had check ups and blood tests done during that year, all of which came back fine. Her white blood cell count was even normal recently.
Any words of advice, encouragement, expertise would be greatly appreciated.
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