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mr
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   Posted 3/16/2009 8:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi two years ago I had a lump in my right breast, My Dr. did an ultrasound & recomended me to have a biopsy done, while I was having a biopsy the fluid popped, My doctor told me that it was just a cyst & I don't  need to be worried about.
3 weeks ago I noticed that I have a new lump in the same breast My Dr. did an ultrasound and she told me it's a cyst, she did a needle Aspiration  to remove the fluid.
Last week I noticed again I have a new lump in the same breast, this time I have few, one lump is big and the remained are small. I had a mamogram and ultrasound done. The radiologist in the ultrasound saw a little bit blood in the fluid she told me that it could be from the last needle  Aspiration I had 3 weeks ago.
last week I went to see my doctor she had the result of the mamogram and the ultrasound she told me that the mamogram looks clean I just have few cysts in my breast and she told me that I don't need to remove them.
I told my Dr. that I want to remove them, this time  she is going to do a surgery to remove the cyst  instead of having done a needle  Aspiration.
My question are :
1)does cyst develop into cancer?
2)could cyst be cancerous ?
3)having surgery to remove a cyst doest it make any complications(get infection, make the lumps worst, more and get a cancer?
4)Can't I keep having a needle aspiration every time when I get a new lump instead of having a surgery?
5)because my lump contains bloody fluid could it be cancer
6)could the blood in the fluid be result of my previous needle aspiration
7)am I in higher risk of getting cancer because of my cystic breast?
8)Is the mamogram result 100% accurate to know if the lump is cancer or benign?
9)How long does a cyst take to develop?

gma
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   Posted 3/17/2009 5:51 AM (GMT -6)   
I really don't have any experience with cysts. I have not heard of surgically removing cysts, usually aspiration is what is done and the fluid is checked by a pathologist. Once you have cysts checked I didn't think they kept aspirating them. They are just watched? I wouldn't be real concerned, but I would be sure to keep appointments for check ups and mammograms. You didn't give your age and if you have had children. I would think that would be pertinent imformation, too. I hope someone else will answer who can help more. MK


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   Posted 3/17/2009 11:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I have fibrocystic breasts and I have already had one large one aspirated. I went in for a mammogram and an ultrasound and found out that my breasts are riddled with cysts. I have done some research on the internet about this and I found out that no these cysts do not turn cancerous however if in the event you develop a cancerous lump, it can be harder to find with self examination and mammograms. Ultrasounds can determine if the lump is solid or fluid filled such as a cyst. According to what I have read online is that if you have a family history of breast cancer that you may need to go in for more frequent testing. Since cysts are fluid filled, they should move easily under your fingers. If the lump is more solid then that can indicate something else that should be addressed by your doctor.

My cyst literally developed within 3 days. It went from pea size to a golf ball size in that time. Blood in the cyst material can be a sign of infection as long as the pathologist didn't find any cancerous cells or precancerous cells. My cysts usually resolve on their own and I've only had the one aspiration. One thing that really helps is heat and caffeine avoidance.
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alysmom
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   Posted 4/23/2009 10:23 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi there,

I have not posted here before but wanted to say this:

I am 60 years old and 12 years ago had bilateral subcutaneous mastecomy with saline implant reconstruction.  I did not have  breast cancer but had such severe fibrocystic breasts that the threat of breast cancer was always there.  I had undergone about 8 or 9 surgical biopsies and countless aspirations.  I finally saw the correct surgeon who agreed that though he didn't think I had breast cancer that if I did have it it would be very difficult to find it at an early enough stage to cure.

I have been very, very happy with my surgery and have had no more surgeries since that time.  It was the best decision I could have made.

So, if you are anyone you know has severe problems with breast cysts and are wondering about this, having the right surgeon can make a huge difference in your life.  I was going crazy with the cysts and surgeries and fears. 

 

Georgia.

 

 

 

 


postal2
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   Posted 4/29/2009 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Georgia, My friend had the same senario as you. She, too, had the subcutaneous mastecomies and is happy with the results. The fact she does not have to worry anymore is a relief!

Gail
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