A 54-year-old female asked:
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2 cysts found in breast w/previous cancer.ultrasound said benign .should i seek further testing or 2nd opinion?

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Follow: up ultrasound and repeat mammogram within 6 months
Answered on Jun 22, 2014
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Dr. Neil Kudler
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: If your have a history of cancer in this breast, ultrasound testing may not be adequate to diagnose a benign cyst. See your medical and/or surgical oncologist if you haven't already. Make sure you fully understand the certainty of thus diagnosis. An aspiration (needle biopsy) of the cyst is relatively easy and reassuring, especially given your history.
Answered on Jun 22, 2014
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Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Talk to your doc: If they are well visualized simple cysts, the chance of malignancy is essentially zero. Asymptomatic simple cysts require no treatment. If they are "complex" cysts, meaning they have irregular or thick walls, septations, or other features making them suspicious, further evaluation may be necessary. So it depends what kind of cysts they are. If they were coded as "benign", they are prob simple
Answered on Jul 3, 2014

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