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Old 12-14-2007, 08:08 PM   #1
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i am so confused!!Any ideas???


I got a call today about my mammogram and ultrasound and they told me all were normal. However I still have the huge lump in my left breast and its quite painful. The report said it is a palpalble mass but it isnt a cyst and it is benign. I still have the appointment with breast specialist in Jan--and I definitely am keeping that appointment. But could they actually say it isnt a problem-meaning not cancerous without doing a biopsy??Any help would be great. thanks in advance! they said they compared it with my last mammogram and there has been no change in my breasts.But this lump is definitely a change??

 
Old 12-15-2007, 08:01 AM   #2
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Re: i am so confused!!Any ideas???

You are being wise to keep the appointment with the specialist. Always trust your instincts when it comes to your health.

Good luck and I hope the first diagnosis is the true one

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Old 12-15-2007, 08:37 AM   #3
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Re: i am so confused!!Any ideas???

Marmar,

I agree with you. There is no way they know for sure what the lump really is until it's biopsied. I would absolutely insist that they do one. We will hope it is beneign, but nevertheless, I wouldn't rely only on a mammogram and manual exam.

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Old 12-17-2007, 05:28 PM   #4
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In my opinion they shouldnt say anything about it not being cancerous if there is a lump without doing a biopsy. I had a lump that I found back in Feb they did ultrasounds, mamo's, and a MRI and still couldnt find anything. They did notice it grew though within that few months. I went for a biopsy this october and it was breast cancer. I am 25 years old and no family history or anything like that before. So to answer your question I would get a biopsy if you noticed any change bc if I would gotten in done right away, I could have probably saved my lymph nodes from being infected. Dont worry too much though because it can be anything thats for sure. I hope all is well and good luck. Keep me posted!



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I got a call today about my mammogram and ultrasound and they told me all were normal. However I still have the huge lump in my left breast and its quite painful. The report said it is a palpalble mass but it isnt a cyst and it is benign. I still have the appointment with breast specialist in Jan--and I definitely am keeping that appointment. But could they actually say it isnt a problem-meaning not cancerous without doing a biopsy??Any help would be great. thanks in advance! they said they compared it with my last mammogram and there has been no change in my breasts.But this lump is definitely a change??

 
Old 12-17-2007, 06:33 PM   #5
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Thanks so much for all the responses. You are a great group of people and a tremendous support while waiting to see drs and see what the next step is. I found out today from my GI dr that I have to have my gallbladder out and I also found out that the surgeon is also a breast surgeon. So I have an appt on this Friday for a consult and hopefully he can do a aspiration or the lump or biopsyof the breast in the office. Will keep you posted!

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Old 12-26-2007, 09:55 PM   #6
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Great news!!The breast specialist says it is fibrocystic breasts and that I have dense tissue. Will re check in 3 months to just keep it in check. such a relief!!

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