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Lump 9 months after breast biopsy? Scared so much

Lump 9 months after breast biopsy? Scared so much

See your doctor: This depends on what type of biopsy your had-core needle or surgical (open). I recommend you return to your doctor to review the results of the biopsy. You may need to find a breast specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Biopsy (Definition)

Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more


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Had breast biopsy done 3 months ago - benign. Feel lumpiness near biopsy site but not right there. Had u/s and didn't see anything. OKay?

Had breast biopsy done 3 months ago - benign. Feel lumpiness near biopsy site but not right there. Had u/s and didn't see anything. OKay?

What did the biopsy: show? if it showed fibrocystic disease, then lumpiness is part of that process. Please follow your doctor's advice for follow up care. ...Read more

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Is 9 months after lumpectomy too late to start rads?

Is 9 months after lumpectomy too late to start rads?

No: No it's not too late, particularly if you have had chemotherapy between your lumpectomy and planned radiation. ...Read more

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I'm in remission 14 months hodgkin's lymphoma still feel lump they assure me it's scar tissue ? Is this normal? Will it ever go away ?

I'm in remission 14 months hodgkin's lymphoma still feel lump they assure me it's scar tissue ? Is this normal? Will it ever go away ?

Not too uncommon: There's a lot of stuff going on inside a lymph node with hodkins so often there is scar tissue left. If you had all the procedures you mentioned after finishing therapy and all were negative, there is a good chance it is gone. Not to say it can't come back, but hd is quite curable most of times. If it's scar, it will probably stay. Best to you. ...Read more

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Bloodwork was fine except TSH was 5.6 benign breast biopsy tender breast 4 months after biopsy period 8 days early, short and lighter. Ultrasound good?

Bloodwork was fine except TSH was 5.6 benign breast biopsy tender breast 4 months after biopsy period 8 days early, short and lighter. Ultrasound good?

TSH is high: Hi. You could have early subclinical hypothyroidism. I'd repeat TSH, get free T4, and thyroid peroxidase and thyroglobulin autoantibodies. If the picture holds, you have early Hashimoto's. In that case, I wouldn't wait for it to get worse to treat it. Good luck! PS, I'm glad the biopsy was benign! ...Read more

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1 year after benign breast biopsy, still have anxiety over it so dr is suggesting excision. Why not just rebiopsy it?

1 year after benign breast biopsy, still have anxiety over it so dr is suggesting excision. Why not just rebiopsy it?

I would ask the: Physician that directly. Perhaps he is responding to the anxiety that you are expressing and trying to alleviate it through this surgical measure. Take care. ...Read more

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I had a core breast biopsy about 3 months ago, I am breastfeeding as well. I now have a rather large (baseball size) firm lump close to biopsy site ?

I had a core breast biopsy about 3 months ago, I am breastfeeding as well. I now have a rather large (baseball size) firm lump close to biopsy site ?

See doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. Wish you good health. ...Read more

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I just felt popcorn seed, hard, movable lump in breast; mammo last month said normal. How fast can a tumor grow?

I just felt popcorn seed, hard, movable lump in breast; mammo last month said normal. How fast can a tumor grow?

Lump: Breast cancer tends to grow slowly so hopefully this is just a cyst. No matter what the mammogram said, if you feel a lump it needs to be checked out. Please call your doctor. ...Read more

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Breast heaviness, left breast only. Painful exam. Mammogram 2 small areas dense. Does this mean cancer? Started period at 9, stopped at 56. I am 57

Biopsy: We won't know until after the biopsy, if your breast surgeon recommends one. Some things are followed on ultrasound. Please don't hesitate to follow up with your physician, even if anxious and scared, because breast cancer has a much better prognosis these days with better treatments. They may want an ultrasound and an MRI, although all were neg on one patient I am aware of. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding from last 4 months. Painless smooth moveable small lump in right breast not going away from last 1 week. What is it? Worried

Breastfeeding from last 4 months. Painless smooth moveable small lump in right breast not going away from last 1 week. What is it? Worried

Common: During breast feeding some collection of milk in some milk ducts may form a painless lump which eventually disappears. If u remain worried or the lump remains for a long time ( weeks) have urself examined by ur OB-GYN. ...Read more

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I have triple negative breast just finish my last chemo nov 06 2013 two weeks after i found a lump beneath the lumpectomy insecion?

I have triple negative breast just finish my last chemo nov 06 2013 two weeks after i found a lump beneath the lumpectomy insecion?

Go in right away!: This is probably normal scar tissue, but as you know, triple negative breast cancer is very aggressive. It's possible to have an early recurrence near your lumpectomy site. Bring this to your doctor's attention right away, and make sure he or she examines you and feels what you are feeling! whatever this is, it's treatable, so don't delay in getting it looked at. Best of luck to you! ...Read more

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Going for 2nd opinion on Small lump and imaging. 30 yrs old. Fibrocystic breast. Very scared. What is chance if cAncer stage 4?

Going for 2nd opinion on Small lump and imaging. 30 yrs old. Fibrocystic breast. Very scared. What is chance if cAncer stage 4?

Deep breaths,Hold On: Of course at your age, breast cancer is common, and with "lumpy" breast, you may find yourself going for repeat imaging often in your life. To this and many patients I say, please complete the work up. Stage IV means that it has spread everywhere, which is a rarity at your age. Have faith and hold on! ...Read more

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Im 9 weeks 4 days saw the heartbeat a wk ago, i suddenly don't feel so pregnant anymore. No more constipation, less achy breast. Is this normal?

Im 9 weeks 4 days saw the heartbeat a wk ago, i suddenly don't feel so pregnant anymore. No more constipation, less achy breast. Is this normal?

Can be normal: If you're not having any bleeding, cramping, or pain, i would be reassured. Nevertheless, your doctor can check to assure that everything is normal. If you were my patient i would bring you into the office to verify a heartbeat. ...Read more

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I had a breast MRI done cancer history . They saw a lump . They said its probity a benine lymphoid . More test needed . What is going on? Worried !

I had a breast MRI done cancer history . They saw a lump . They said its probity a benine lymphoid . More test needed . What is going on? Worried !

Benign lymph nodes: are common incidental findings on MRI and other breast imaging studies. Sometimes another imaging study is needed to conclusively prove it, they may be fairly sure but not certain based on one study. If the ultrasound or mammo confirms it, nothing else needs to be done. ...Read more

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Once more hopefully. Breast ca in 08 chemo/rad til 2010 left breast mastectomy. 2 weeks ago rt lung shadow and enlarged lymphnodes in mediastatin? Now what please?

Once more hopefully. Breast ca in 08 chemo/rad til 2010 left breast mastectomy. 2 weeks ago rt lung shadow and enlarged lymphnodes in mediastatin? Now what please?

Unclear: I presume you are talking about a ct scan. If not you should have one. If so a pet scan would be next followed by a biopsy. The size of the shadow and size of lymph node is important, but the above tests should give a good idea. A biopsy might be needed. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get breast cancer metastases after 15 yrs?

Is it possible to get breast cancer metastases after 15 yrs?

Unlikely but yes: Time to recurrence curves have two peaks - one at 3-5 years and a second longer tail. Er- tumors if they recur are almost all in the first peak. Er+ tumors can recur more distantly in the future. After 10 years (or sooner if er-), one must asses if it is a recurrence of the original tumor or a new second primary. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Breast Biopsy (Definition)

Breast biopsy means obtaining tissue samples from an area of concern in the breast to be sent to the lab to make a diagnosis. This could be from a suspicious lump or a suspicious finding on you mammogram or ultrasound (or mri). The biopsy is obtained using a biopsy needle under imaging guidance. Occasionally an open surgical ...Read more