• ebrown0808 ebrown0808
    November 05, 2009
    lump in upper part of right breast
    ebrown0808 ebrown0808
    November 05, 2009

    I am 41 and have had cysts removed from my right breast.  it has been 2 years since my bilateral mammogram and 1 and a half years since my right breast (showed normal).  I now feel a hard marble shaped lump that is very hard and does not hurt in the upper and outer part of my right breast.  I have felt this for a few months now thinking maybe it would go away or is just another cyst...could i be wrong.  I have an appt for a mammo in 2 weeks...just worried.thanks

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  • PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    November 05, 2009
    PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    November 05, 2009

    Hi - Since you've had cysts, you know the testing routine - sounds like you'll need to go through it again. Any time you find a lump in your breast that doesn't go way (and it sounds like yours is pretty stable - not disappearing), you really do need to find out what it is. If the mammogram shows something, you'll probably have an ultrasound/sonagram; or maybe skip right to a biopsy. But take heart - about 85% of lumps that are biopsied prove to be negative, so the statistics are on your side. It's hard to wait, I know; but keep busy, think positively, and believe the best will happen, OK? Good luck - PJH


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