Post # 1
Last September (2010) the doctor found a lump in my right breast but she did not seemed to worry about it. She told me to cut back on the caffeine and to monitor it. I don’t think it’s changed in size and it does not hurt. At my annual this year my doctor sent me to get an ultrasound so that we have a baseline.
I had the ultrasound this morning and the tech and the doctor told me that the mass is not solid, it has specks and that I might have to get it drained and that if that doesn’t make it go away they will study the cells. They were factual about it and showed no emotion.. so now I’m starting to freak out. I have to wait for my OBGYN to call and tell me the results.
Oh and I’m 25.. has anyone gone through something similar?
Post # 3
I have a friend who had the same thing, they removed it and tested and it turned out to be just a cyst. I am sorry I know how scary it is waiting for test results I hope everything turns out ok and even if it is nothing be sure to keep a close eye on it in the future
Post # 4
I have fibrous breasts, which makes them dense and hard, making it more difficult to detect such lumps.
It could just be a cyst or something non cancerous/tumorous .
Doesn’t sound like anything too bad yet, remain positive and stay strong!
Post # 5
my friend has this too! it was just a cyst and it just had to be removed. Do you have cancer that runs in the family at all?
and i think if your doctor doesnt seemed worried about it or rushing things she probably has a better idea of what it is and that it shouldnt cause alarm.
Post # 6
Cancer does not in run in my family.. my family is huge and I’ve only had one uncle who had cancer (brain tumor) who passed away.
I’m trying to stay positive but waiting is horrible!
Post # 7
It’s probably a cyst. I had one when I was like 12 and freaked out but it went away after a little while.
Post # 8
@cherrydoll: Don’t freak out I have the same thing. I found a lump (about the size of a lima bean, maybe a little smaller) on my left breast and told my gyno about it. She checked it out and said that it could be a cyst. She recommended that I go to another Dr. to get a biopsy on it. So this other Dr. took a biopsy and it the results came back negative. When I went back to my Gyno she told me to have it removed because if anything were to develop behind that cyst, the scans wouldn’t be able to detect it. She said that this is very common for woman and it’s nothing to get upset or worried about, but I should have it removed. I asked her if it could turn into cancer, and she said no it either is or it isn’t. I will probably set something up after my wedding and have it removed.
Post # 9
Count me in as someone whose friend had a lump freakout. It ended up being a cyst, I don’t even think they drained it, it went away on it’s own.
Post # 10
I had the same thing. Found a lump so the Dr told me to go get an ultrasound done. If the radiologist said there is nothing to worry about you are fine. They would have told you if there was something to be concerned about. I had to get a mammogram the same day and the woman freaked me out because she said they saw something strange so they had to take more angles :-/ But in the end all turned out well. I think my Fiance freaked out more than I did. They tell you to just keep track of it to make sure nothing changes. Cysts in breasts are very common, but even if they are, everytime you get one you should always bring it to your Dr’s attention and get it checked out.
Post # 11
@Waves2: removed meaning drained?
@miss sparkly cat:
Thank you all, I’m so glad I have a place to go and sound off on. I don’t feel comfortable talking about this with one besides my BF at the moment because I don’t want to make a big deal out of nothing.
Post # 12
@cherrydoll: No, removed surgically. It’s not like a cyst that can be aspirated and it goes away.
Post # 13
going through this now. Found a lump in my left brest back in march, and just had a 2nd ultrasound on it. They’ve decided that it’s just “dense breast tissue” and that it’s nothing to worry about. I’mjust to monitor it and tell them if it gets bigger/starts to hurt.
If they were really concerned about it, they’d have biospied it. I wouldn’t worry too much about it if I were you.
For reference, my lump is about the size of a loonie and kind of “grainy” feeling. Not smooth, kinda bumpy.
Post # 14
I found my lump 2 years ago, and had it surgically removed nov 2010. It’s been one year since surgery.
Mine was a fibroadenoma, and was considered benign. They weren’t ever able to make sure what it was, so we decided to remove it. I’ve heard stories where dr.s say that something is benign, and it turns out to be concerous. I wasnt taking chances. If you want more information about my surgery/ biopsy, please PM me, i’d be glad to share!
Post # 15
@Khumble: 2 ultrasounds told me that mine was just dense breast tissue, but my surgeon didnt believe them (how crazy is that?) .. they removed the lump and it was not tissue. It was benign, but what if it wasn’t? I trus my surgeon… go see a specialist. it couldn’t hurt!
I read shortly after about too many “unneccessary” surgeries to remove lumps… it made me nervous to think that i went through all that, but at least i dont have to go for yearly ultrasounds anymore.
Post # 16
I agree, it sounds like a cyst. Good luck!