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General questions about breast health and possible symptoms.
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|4/11/2011||i had my sonomamo done last march 23,2011 and here is the result|
right breast - 9-10 o'clock zone A -periareolar cyst - 0.6x0.4x0.3cm
left breast - 3 o'clock zone C - solid -isoechoic to fat- with peripheral blood flow - 1.2x1.5x0.5cm
there are no enlarged axillary lymph nodes.
small defined cyst,right breast
well defined solid nodule which is isoechoic to fat and with peripheral blood flow,left breast
no axillary lymphadenopathy
suggest follow up sonomamo after six months
my questions are
is the small cyst in my right breast -bad news?my gyne said that it is too small for biopsy,is she correct?
how about the solid nodule in my left breast, do i have to worry big time for this?
thank you very much!
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|4/11/2011||It is difficult to assess your report based on information provided. First, cysts can be normal, and are fluid flilled 'sacs'. They can be simple or complex, and often times are aspirated to remove fluid, for a diagnostic reason as well as for pt comfort.|
As far as the nodule you describe, if this is a new finding not present on previous films, a closer look by MRI; possibly biopsy could be in order.
There are also certain characteristics of a nodule that are more reassuring, such as size and shape (round, smooth, oval more suggestive of benign growth). In addition, a well defined mass can be a fibroadenoma, also benign. But images are just that, images, and often times it takes an actual tissue sample to determine what actually is going on.
One suggestion would be to take your films to a breast surgeon who could review your images, perform a clinical breast exam, and advise you from a breast surgical view point of need for biopsy. Best wishes.
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