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3/7/2018On one of my breasts that showed no cancer, my MRI identified a cyst. Shouldn't I have that aspirated to assure me it is not mucinous cancer and give me peace of mind? The other breast was identified with IDC and I just had a single mastectomy since this was recurrence. When I had the biopsy in the cancerous breast and inquired about the other breast with a cyst in it, the radiologist waved me off. My previous radiologist (the first time I had cancer) aspirated ALL cysts 12 years ago and had the liquid tested and told me she prefers to cover everything. I have a follow up with my surgeon soon for the path report. Perhaps I should ask to backtrack to the radiologist to have this cyst aspirated? I am 62 with dense breasts and it's been eons since I have had cysts, so this makes me edgy. Your opinion please. Many thanks. From-- Still Having Trouble Sleeping until I see what my positive node status is.
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3/7/2018It is always a good idea to get a second opinion. Many women will ask to have a cyst aspirated, especially if it's painful and accessible.

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