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Old 07-19-2010, 12:11 PM   #1
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Cluster of breast cysts

Since my mammogram showed a problem, I had an ulter-sound. It showed a dark area and two smaller dark areas underneath. The radiologist says I should get it checked again in 6 months to see if it changed. Several years ago I had a cyst aspirated at another clinic and it tested out good. Is this waiting period a new approach? Personally, I would rather had it dealt with
instead of waiting. Isn't that the purpose of a mammogram - to catch a problem before it turns into cancer? Has anyone had a similar situation and what happened 6 months or more later?

 
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Re: Cluster of breast cysts

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I would suggest that the black areas on the ultasound are fluid filled cysts. You can wait the six months and see it they are disappeared, however, if you are concerned and not comfortable waiting the six months, than call the doctor who ordered the mammogram, discuss the results with him/her and how you are not very comfortable with a six month wait. Request either a shorter waiting time, maybe 3 months and if the abnormal areas are still present, request a biopsy to insure that all is well, or request a referral to a breast surgeon for an immediate biopsy.

There is nothing wrong with being proactive and confident that all is well.

Keep me updated on what you do.

Brenda

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Re: Cluster of breast cysts

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I would suggest that the black areas on the ultasound are fluid filled cysts. You can wait the six months and see it they are disappeared, however, if you are concerned and not comfortable waiting the six months, than call the doctor who ordered the mammogram, discuss the results with him/her and how you are not very comfortable with a six month wait. Request either a shorter waiting time, maybe 3 months and if the abnormal areas are still present, request a biopsy to insure that all is well, or request a referral to a breast surgeon for an immediate biopsy.

There is nothing wrong with being proactive and confident that all is well.

Keep me updated on what you do.

Brenda

 
Old 08-04-2010, 11:10 AM   #4
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Re: Cluster of breast cysts

I went to a larger clinic for a second opinion. The radioligist looked at the previous films and wasn't concerned with the fluid filled cycts but found a firm cyst in another area. He had another mammogram done and ultra-sound and advised a breast biopsy which I had today. I laid face down with breast in a hole. More mamograms and now I have to wait until Monday or Tuesday for results. I am glad I didn't wait for 6 months. If this is cancer, it would have grown by waiting 6 months. Little pain with procedure but hard on neck and shoulder in that position for an hour.

 
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Good for you--please write with the results. I will keep my fingers crossed for you.

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Re: Cluster of breast cysts

Good news! I got a call that the biopsy turned out fine and I need another mammogram in 6 mos. to check out this area and an unltra sound to check out the fluid filled cycts.
Thanks for being my friend through this Brenda. It was good to have another opinion about the cluster but a surprise to find this other cyst that I didn't know about.

 
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Congratulations on the great news!!!! I know that you will now have a great weekend.

Brenda

 
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