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2/2/2018I had a DMX due to a bilateral bc diagnosis at the same time when I was 41 about 4 years ago. DCIS (stage 0) in one breast and IDC (stage IIA) in the other breast. Both ER+PR+ Herneu2 negative. I had just one lymphatic node affected and had axillary nodes dissection in that axilla too(in IDC diagnosis axilla) I had dense chemo (4 AC+4 Taxol)No radiation. I had breasts reconstructed with shapped silicone implants under pectoral muscles. I'm under hormone treatment Letrozole + Zoladex at present. I found a nodule in the DCIS breast. It's close to mastectomy scar in upper exterior quadrant of the breast. Ultrasound indicates it's a cyst. Could I have a biopsy of that nodule to confirm it's a cyst? Is there a risk of puncturing, damaging the implant? Thanks.
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2/2/2018Yes, you can have a biopsy if indicated. Since your implant is under the pectoral muscle, it is unlikely it would be damaged.

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