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Wednesday, March 18, 2009 Shila, Community Member, asks

Q: Pain in right breast

I was feeling pain in her right breast for lat few weeks and went to a doctor who checked her and advised for Ultra Sonogram and FNAC. I am quoting the text of the test reports:


Right Breast: Uniform parenchymalexhotexure. A hypoechoic SoL (0.5x0.9)cm is seen at upper, outer quadrant.


Left Breast:Uniform parenchymalexhotexure.No definite focal or diffuse S.O.L is seen in parenchyma.


No ductal dilatation, no sub areolar collection is seen in both breast.


No axillary lymph adenopathy is seen in both side also.


Comment: Hypoechoic SoL at right breast - Fibroadenoma.


Advised: FNAC from right breast lump.


Cytology Report:


Specimen: FNA from breast lump, right.


M/E: Smear shows cellular material composed of regular ductal epithelial cells and many myoepithelial cells. The ductal cells are arranged in branching cohesive clusters and in glandular formations. Fragments of myxoid breast stroma and few lymphocytes are also seen.


No malignant cell is seen.


D/X: Breast lump, right (FNA): Fibroadenoma.

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide
3/18/09 6:26am

Pathology reports can be scary to read because of all the medical language.  The report uses scientific language to describe what the doctor sees including the perfectly normal tissue.  You can go back to the doctor and ask for a phrase by phrase translation.  That's what I do with every pathology report I get.  The important thing to know in this report is that the lump is a benign type of lump called a fibroadenoma.  You can read more about fibroadenomas at this link.  Usually once the doctors are sure that the lump is a fibroadenoma and not cancerous, they leave it alone.  However, since this one is causing pain, you could discuss the advantages and disadvantages of removing it.   

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By Shila, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/25/10, First Published: 03/18/09