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nodule in breast

Postby lsac0902 » Wed, 27 Jul 2011 2:23 pm

Hi, I found out I have a nodule in my right breast. After a scan, the doc said it doesn't need to be removed. Anybody in the same situation as me? How long have you had it? I'm wondering if it's better to remove it so I don't have to do the scan every year to monitor it.

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Postby taxico » Thu, 28 Jul 2011 6:00 pm

if it's benign you should probably leave it alone and monitor it. especially if ALL tests have been conducted on the lump.

surgery may result in a host of other complications, including scarring and/or losing most of your breast.

if you're in doubt, please seek a second opinion from a medical doctor. you can't put a $ on peace of mind.

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Postby craving4perth » Fri, 12 Aug 2011 2:53 am

Hey my mom had the same issue last year, and we got quite worried - but it wasn't anything to worry about really. In the end, she didn't need any surgical treatment, her OBGYN removed it using a syringe (?? not sure if that's the correct name for the instrument but I wasn't there physically with my mom, so just describing what she told us later). The nodule basically had a buildup of harmless fluid in it, which is why it could be removed like that. But I'm just relating a personal incident to you - sorry to be so vague on the details. Hope you can follow up on this with professional advice

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Postby lsac0902 » Fri, 12 Aug 2011 12:15 pm

Hi, thanks for the replies! I've been told by my family doctor that 90% of them are benign. Craving4Perth, I guess your mom had a biopsy. Her doctor took a sample with the syringe to check whether it's benign or not.

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Postby craving4perth » Fri, 19 Aug 2011 5:37 pm

Hey I'm definitely sure it was a treatment - not a sample taking thing. I'll ask my mom and tell you.

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Postby lsac0902 » Thu, 15 Sep 2011 11:30 am

Hi again, just to share it. I finally did it to have peace of mind as no doctors can be 100% sure with a scan/mamography only.

The surgery is called mamatome. The doctor removes the nodule with a needle: it is cut and sucked. So there is a little cut (less than 5mm), no stitches. There is a local anesthesia. The pain after the surgery is bearable. I took pain killers, but only half of the prescribed dose on the second day. No pain anymore on the 4th day. I did it at the doctor's clinic, no need to go to the hospital. Once the nodule is removed, it is analysed to check if there is cancer or not. Which is not in my case :-) .


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