| | Breast Cysts CAN BECOME CANCER
I will not go thru all the details, but I and several people that are on these boards as well, thought that a breast cyst was just an annoyance not a health risk.
I am proof that breast cysts can, do and/or ARE cancer.
My simple breast cyst, which i found less than 3 months ago, is now stage IIIa cancer. The ultrasound showed nothing more than a cyst, and it was only because my husband was so worried that a biopsy was done. I was diagnosed on Valentine's Day with BREAST CANCER.
Please do not ignore breast cysts, have them biopsied. Don't blame them on coffee or menopause, or stress...it can be a mistake that could cost you your life.
This is a common misconception, but women need to be aware that mammograms are NOT perfect in detecting breast cancer...in my case the ultrasound sent up no red flags either. Only my husband's diligence (or paranoia is what i thought at the time) has enabled me to have a chance.
Do not ignore breast cysts...and please let other women know this information. I never thought I would be in this situation, but maybe if I can help spread this information I could help someone else before it gets as far as mine.
Last edited by Zerberbaby; 02-24-2005 at 10:31 PM.