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breast lumps...biopsy, remove, just monitor?

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Initial post: Apr 16, 2012, 3:22:00 PM PDT
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Posted on Apr 16, 2012, 8:49:10 PM PDT
Tuckerdog says:
I had a fibroadenoma removed when I was 19, went to work the next day with no problems...was not a big deal. Didn't even have to go under anesthesia- just numbed the spot where they made the incision.
They can grow & 'take over' the breast so that's why my doctor (very strongly) suggested I have it out. Plus mine was already almost walnut sized. Now my mother has a small one and they did a quick needle biopsy of it to make sure it wasn't cancer and they are leaving it alone, but she is 60 years old- it's not likely to give her any trouble...

I have been a mammographer for 20 years and if it was MY breast, I would at least have a biopsy unless they are SURE it is a fibroadenoma- just in case, but I would probably just skip the biopsy and have it taken out. Really, the surgery was easier for me than going for my yearly PAP or having a tooth worked on.

Posted on Apr 17, 2012, 8:11:40 AM PDT
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Posted on Apr 17, 2012, 5:07:39 PM PDT
Tuckerdog says:
My lump was underneath the breast and I've never been too fussy about scars-I've had stitches and my appendix out etc. I'd rather not have anything in my body that might be bad. I think my scar is an inch long maybe. Can't really see it any more. Needle biopsy barely leaves a mark- it's just a pin prick. Phyllodes was never mentioned to me-probably because I was so young- they occur mostly in women over 40, but they are BAD. I vote for removal- I've seen fibroadenomas get as big as oranges- makes having a mammogram difficult. Do you have a breast clinic near you? Get in with a breast surgeon instead of a general surgeon if you are worried about scarring- they are sometimes better about having neater stitches.

Posted on Apr 18, 2012, 1:58:11 PM PDT
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Posted on Apr 20, 2012, 1:33:27 PM PDT
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