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12/7/20178mm complex cyst found on left breast. Radiologist told tech to tell me it’s probably benign. Probably? What the heck is that? Probably? Please help me

Also, are focal asymmetrical breasts a big deal? I have that too. On the same breast. Roughly where that “probably not cancerous” cyst is. I have to go back in 6 months. Can you help me please?
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12/7/2017Most cysts are fluid-filled sacs and benign (not cancer). If it has been recommended that you go back in 6 months, you most likely don't have anything to worry about. You can also seek a second opinion to see if aspiration of the cyst is an option (draining the fluid out and sending to lab for analysis). Perform monthly breast self-exams and call your doctor if you notice a change. Asymmetrical breast tissue is in respect to the same area on the opposite breast. So, basically when the same area of the breasts are compared there is a difference in breast tissue. An asymmetric density mammogram result is only a concern if there are associations with a clinically palpable abnormality, or a palpable mass. Otherwise, a certain amount of asymmetrical breast tissue is a normal variation that occurs in some women.

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