A 45-year-old female asked:
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breast ultrasound shows 2 cysts in each breast. 1 with debri.. she said she sees no cancer all is benign and to come back in 6 months. should i worry?

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Dr. Jon Ahlstrom
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably ok: Cyst are common in the breasts. They often cause tenderness before your period. Make sure you follow up in six months as recommended. If your doctor was more worried they would have scheduled more imaging or a biopsy.
Answered on Feb 25, 2014
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Dr. L. Collins
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An alternative is to have an aspiration of the cysts with fluid sent for cytology.
Dec 1, 2013
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
According to: ACR guidelines those findings don't require any follow-up, so your doctor is probably just being cautious. You don't need to worry, the chance of malignancy is well below 1 percent, and close to zero.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017

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