New to this also -- need some advise

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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 9/26/2006 4:22 PM (GMT -6)   
confused  I'm 43 and couple of weeks had my annual mammogram -- received call from Dr. stating radiologist is recommending ultrasound to left breast due to left breast nodule.  So I go for u/s and they find one large simple cyst at 3:00, one complex cyst at 3:00 and 2 noted cysts at 4:00 -- my Dr. is sending me to a surgeon tomorrow for a is a little of my family father just died of lung cancer in Dec. 05, my mother had lymphoma during 1969-71 in three different area (groin, neck & collar bone area), the day before we buried my dad my brother was diag. with T-cell lymphoma, grandmother (dad's side) died from breast cancer, and couple of his siblings have died from cancer.  On my mom's side of family --- grandmother died from throat and chest cancer, mom's sister died from breast cancer, and three brothers from cancer and one fighting cancer at this time.......I am scared to death.....what to do.....what to expect......what to insist be done.....any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Date Joined Jul 2003
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   Posted 9/26/2006 8:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Best advice from MK...don't worry until you know you have something to worry about. I, too, had a strong family history of cancer (reads something like yours,actually). I had a long history of cysts, but I could feel a big difference between the cysts that I had dealt with for years and the cancerous lumps that I later had. Based on family history, your doctor probably just wants to make sure that cysts are all that you have.

Based on my family history, I decided to have genetic testing done, and to my surprise, and that of the geneticists, too, I think, I was negative for a known genetic predisposition.

I hope your visit with the surgeon goes well. He may be able to aspirate the cysts, but he may want biopsies as well, just to be sure.

Best of luck at your appointment tomorrow. Let us know how it goes.

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