The results of my mammo are in and they said I have a 10 mm nodule.
I'm going back in 2 weeks for a diagnostic mammo, and an ultrasound.
I have fibrocyctic breasts, so I'm thinking maybe it's just a cyst and nothing to worry about...
my mom had breast cancer at age 65, had a lumpectomy and they got it all. No chemo, radioation or anything.
Anyone have any ideas? or anyone have the same thing?
I have had nodules before that have turned out to be nothing more than a change in my cycle. They have come and gone. If they are calling yours a nodule at this point, then you really need to make sure you follow up on this by seeing a general surgeon - no matter what your diagnosic mamm and US read. If it's truly a nodule, then the surgeon will evaluate it thoroughly and most likely will want to biopsy it (since you have a FM HX of BR CA). If it's a cyst, then he can aspirate it and then give you good follow up care. I hope you ask your doctor for the referral.
Thanks for the reply!
I'm going next Fri, the 23rd.
If they don't see anything this time, do I still need to get a biopsy or talk to a surgeon?
I'm hoping it will be like before, I had to do this and when I did, they didn't see anything and that was the end of it. That was a few years ago. They said it was probably just a cyst that comes and goes.
I would see a surgeon if I were you. Seeing a surgeon doesn't at all mean that you are going to be, or have to be, scheduled for any type of surgery. They have the knowledge to provide you with the best treatment plan and follow up care. Keep in mind that breast nodules can show up on film and not be palpable as well as not show up on film (mammogram or ultrasound) yet are palpable. The surgeon will most likely try to aspirate this nodular area to see if fluid returns. If it does, then it's a cyst and he will recommend follow up in a couple of weeks or so. If no fluid returns when aspirating, then the surgeon will most likely recommend a biopsy, which is a good plan since you have a family history.