A 35-year-old female asked:
Found a large cyst in left breast after doing a ultrasound and mammogram. isnt causing any pain. can it turn into cancer? should i have it drained?
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Pathology 51 years experience
A cyst can be aspirated and the fluid should be submitted for cytological examination to rule out cancer. Cysts in the breast are generally not cancer.
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