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12/22/2017I am 50 with a family history of breast cancer. All BRCA and Bart tests negative. I get 1-2 mamo a year with an ultrasound every 6 months, and have been for 10 years. 18 months ago, the US found an 8mm "lymph node". It can not be seen on multiple 3-D mamo films (about 4 of them since then). Now a different radiologist called it a complex cyst and wants to biopsy. Is this a difference of opinion or can the "lymph node" now be a cyst? Report is now BiRad 4, was always a 2 or 3 prior. How likely could this be malignant? (there is no a, b, c after the Bi_rad 4)
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12/22/2017these are two very different opinions. a lymph node cannot turn into a cyst nore vice versa. make sure the radiologist is a BREAST IMAGING radiologist as this ups the odds for accuracy. no way to guess the percentage risk unfortunately since there is conflicting information and no description of its borders, size, etc.

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