Doctor insights on:
Can Benign Breast Cysts Become Cancerous
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
I have fibrocyctic breast beign cysts all my life can they turn into cancer? I get mammograms every year.
No: Fibrocystic change doesn't increase your risk. If you examine the breast closely, somewhere between 99% and 101% of women have these changes at some time. There are some other proliferative changes that put you at some extra risk, but what you're describing isn't worrisome. I hope you also do self-exam. Best wishes.See 1 more doctor answer
Dark circle: Benign cysts appear as dark black spheres, a cancerous lump would be bright white and solid.See 1 more doctor answer
Mri biopsy of 6cm non mass : variable fibroadipose tissue and a tiny cyst lined by epocrine metaplasia. Is this benign breast disease or missed cancer?
2 cysts found in breast w/previous cancer.Ultrasound said benign .Should I seek further testing or 2nd opinion?
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 simpleSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Ultrasound showed 2 cysts in each breast also debri. Doctor said no cancer all benign.Follow up 6 months. Why is this a birads 3? Should i be worried?
Those findings: could be appropriately categorized as BIRADS 2(benign), according to the latest published ACR guidelines.See 2 more doctor answers
Breast ultrasound showed 4 tiny cysts 3 with debri. Doctor said all is benign she sees no cancer . She made it a birad 3 extremely worried should I be?
Probably not. : Birads 3 means probably benign, for a 6 mo. Follow-up. One cyst with debris may be questionable. Multiple suggests a benign process. While this sounds most likely benign and nothing to worry about, if you continue to have concerns, ask your md to get a second opinion, or a follow-up ultrasound in 3 mos. Biopsy would not appear to be indicated at the present time.
I was diagnosed with a cyst in my breast is there anything that can be done? can it turn into something else? Like cancer
Leave it alone: These things are near-universal and don't turn into cance or increase your risk.See 1 more doctor answer
Not due to Biopsy: Doing a biopsy of any tumor does not change its nature. So you do not have to worry about the biopsy causing breast Cancer. it will reveal what you already have: either a benign condition or Cancer. This is determined by examination of the biopsy material(tissue) under the microscope. Good luck
Can you tell me in pre-employment medical check up, if breast cyst found to be cancerous, letter of offer will be cancelled?
No: The answer to you question depends on the financial impact of your cancer to your potential employer.
Had breast cyst since age 16 US every year was told nothing changed now 22 should I be concerned about this turning into cancer?
Every woman has: to be concerned to develop breast cancer , you are no exception with benign breast cysts , incidence is slightly higher than those who has no fibrocystic disease . Best option is follow the instructions of your doctor , go for regular follow up visits At 22 incidence is very very low , than some one at 62 age is no exception for cancer.
I had fibroadenoma in 2009. In 2013 i found a cyst in the same breast. Are these risk factors for cancer? A cyst can degenerate ? Thanks
Cysts are harmless: Simple cysts of the breast are harmless and "degeneration" has nothing to do with malignant change. Having had a fibroadenoma does put you at slightly greater statistical lifetime risk for breast cancer, but you'd simply do well to keep up surveillance, not ignoring self-exams. You mention abdominal obesity, fitness and weight loss may help you reduce your risk as well. Best wishes.See 1 more doctor answer
Cystic mass in right breast measures 3.4 x 3.0 x 2.3 mm and on left 3.0 x 3.8 x 3.0 mm, got cancer history on both sides, should i be worried?
Probably not.: Tiny cysts are common incidental findings on ultrasound. If they were characterized as "simple" cysts, or classified as BIRADS category 2(benign), they likely need no further evaluation or follow up.See 4 more doctor answers
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor online
- Can a benign cyst become cancerous?
- Can a benign breast lump become cancerous?
- Can a benign tumor become cancerous?
- Can a cyst become cancerous?
- Can cysts become cancerous?
- Can sebaceous cysts become cancerous?
- Can a benign cyst turn cancerous?
- Can a benign thyroid nodule become cancerous?
- Can a breast cyst become cancerous?