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Questions about the definition, risks and results of breast biopsy.
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|10/21/2011||It has been a long time since I last asked you a question. In finished my last chemo session last Dec. Thought I was home free from breast cancer, but recently had a small growth removed from below my mastectomy scar. It was visible & looked like a hard pimple. The report came back yesterday that it was from metastatic breast cancer. Today I have an appt. with my oncologist for recommended therapy. Is it unusual for a small growth to pop up near the surgery site? The dermatologist asked if the growth was near to the area where one of the drainage tubes from surgery was placed? The best I can remember it was. What do you think the outcome will be? Was just beginning to feel normal again. Sorry to make this such a long message, but am really worried. Many thanks for your valuable input.|
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|10/21/2011||Thank you for turning to the Johns Hopkins Breast Center. What you are describing is a localized metastatic lesion. Placement of drain and appearance of lesion not particularly significant. One not caused by the other. It is good you are consulting with a breast medical oncologist. Ask that your case be presented to the Breast Tumor Board at your institution. And as always, we recommend a formal consult with a multidisciplinary breast cancer team of experts at a Comprehensive Breast Center. Hope this helps, and best wishes. If we can be of any help, please call Sheila @ 443-287-BRST (2778) for an appointment.|
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