• terra terra
    January 01, 2013
    Can a breast lump that was rooted down move after a biopsy?
    terra terra
    January 01, 2013
    Hi, I submitted a question a short time ago concerning my breast lump. I was supposed to have my breast lump removed last week, or the main bulk of it anyway, but I decided to cancel the surgery at the last minute. I really wanted the biopsy before I did a surgery that might not be necessary. I found a breast clinic and they got me in ASAP and did a biopsy on me 6 days ago. I had a hard rigid lump that was not movable and was growing very fast. I know from my mamo and ultrasound that nothing was showing up but it could be felt easily. I will know the results in 2 days, but my question is this. Can a lump that never moved before move after biopsy. I had a large mass under my left breast with it extending in 3 directions before the biopsy. Now the main section is free floating and I can move it around a little, the legs are still in place though. I just did not know if this is a good thing or a bad thing. They did a core needle biopsy and they took 6 samples, if that helps. Thanks for your time! READ MORE

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  • PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    January 01, 2013
    PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    January 01, 2013

    Terra, unfortunately this is getting into territory that's just too technical and involved for us to answer here. We're breast cancer survivors; seasoned survivors, for sure, but we have no medical training other than the reading we do to help us answer these questions, and the experience we've had as patients ourselves. I don't feel confident answering questions about your specific surgery; what may or may not have been the result, and whether this is "good" or "bad." So, best for you to either contact your surgeon (often a surgeon's nurses are the most accessible place to start); or to simply wait for the biopsy results. I know waiting is hard, so try to keep yourself busy and focused on something besides the frustration of waiting, OK? Best of luck to you - I hope you get good results. PJH


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