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    Old 09-13-2011, 06:13 AM   #1
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    Unhappy 12yr old, Very Large Left Breast Cyst & Very Sore

    On Sat my daughter came to me with news that would knock down any mother. I was scared as I don't know, but kept my cool in front of her. Knowing that my grandmother had a double lumpectomy and less than a year ago my dad's first cousin lost her battle with breast cancer. So it is very much present in our family.

    I took her to the hospital when her primary physician told me that she couldn't get an appointment till later next week. I refuse to wait that long. So anyhow, I took her into the hospital ER Room.

    They did some blood work and an ultrasound on her left breast. So, the dr. came back in the room and said that another dr. would be in to talk to us. They both came back in the room and suggested that she stay overnight so they could drain it. However when the second dr. examined her, he came to a conclusion to give her antibiotics and see her in the office on Wed morning.

    Confused...why one dr. wants to keep her, drain it in the hospital because it is too painful to do as an outpatient. Another dr, says oh..a little antiobiotics and a visit. I am not sure. But I do know that I want to know what caused this and what can I do as a mother to help her not get another one.

    My daughter is 12, has had her cycle for less than a year now, very large breast for her age, and a bigger than golf ball very hard and painful cyst. The doc told me that cyst in a child this young is very rare. lets get to the bottom of this and find out why she has gotten one.

    Can cyst lead to Breast Cancer? I am scared. I am scared because I know for a fact that my Grandma lost her battle and so did my 2nd cousin. Please..if anyone out there who is knowledgeable or has gone through what my daughter and I are going through, Please give me some insight. Thanks so much

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    Old 11-04-2011, 11:13 PM   #2
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    Re: 12yr old, Very Large Left Breast Cyst & Very Sore

    I would take your daughter to a breast cancer specialist..There is a common type of tumor in girls her age called Phyllodes tumors..they are very rare and also are very rarely malignant...But if they are malignant, they are very fast growing , fast spreading and do not respond to chemo or radiation. Most often tho, in girls her age, they are benign and just need to be removed as they can grow quite large and become very painful!! Also because they are such a rare type ( I had one also) there really isnt alot known about them for sure and many Drs believe different treatments are appropriate. Most Drs do recommend surgery tho just because they dont really know...I would advise doing some research on phyllodes tumors from a reputable site like Nationa; Cancer Institute web site. I wish you all the best!! If I can help in any other way, please let me know..altho Im not a Dr, I researched this topic so much, I should be one lol Take care

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