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Topic: Can Cancer cause a breast abscess?

Forum: Not Diagnosed but Worried — Meet others worried about developing breast cancer for the first time.

Posted on: May 9, 2011 10:03AM

shoey1522 wrote:

Six weeks ago i had a breast abscess that went away with antibiotics.  Sent me for an ultrasound and mammogram.  The ultrasound report came back a Category 5 and I am scheduled for a u/s biopsy this thursday.  Just wondering if anyone else has had an abscess that was caused by cancer.  I am 44 years old and Not breastfeeding.  The abscess was on the outer edge of the right breast under the arm.

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May 9, 2011 10:11AM, edited May 9, 2011 10:15AM by Leah_S

shoey, the infection wouldn't cause cancer but it looks like in your case it was actually helpful since you might not have found this for a while if you hadn't had the abscess.

Best of luck with the biopsy. I hope it comes back b9. I know Birads 5 is scary but it's not 100%.

Leah

edited to add: Sorry, I thought you meant did the abscess cause cancer, not the other way around. I've never heard of cancer causing an abscess.

Dx 11/3/2008, IDC, 1cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, 6/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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May 9, 2011 10:51AM shoey1522 wrote:

Thank you Leah, I believe maybe this was God's way of getting my that mammogram because I foolishly thought it could never happen to me since I didn't have a family history of breast cancer or any cancer.  Hopefully it will be B9 and if it is B9 I will most certainately be getting a mammogram every year! Take Care and God Bless!

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May 9, 2011 11:20AM leaf wrote:

I'm sure its possible, but many things are possible.  Its possible,  but VERY unlikely for all the oxygen in the room you sit in will move to the other side of the room.   It sounds like it *can* happen, but is very, very unusual. 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20082408

One abstract said they only found 6 reports of an abscess with a particular kind of squamous cell cancer on the breast.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17919353

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16800983

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16800983

I'm glad they're being thorough, but it sounds like its  very unlikely.  Best wishes for a Very Benign outcome!

If you're going through hell, keep going-Winston Churchill

Dx 12/8/2005, LCIS, Stage 0, ER+/PR-Hormonal Therapy 07/15/2006 Tamoxifen
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Aug 3, 2011 04:15PM JoannCLiddell wrote:

Im going through this thing now Where i have a lump on my breast i went to urgent care the Dr said i have cancer i have had mamagrams Every yr i had two biopsy and now the drs say i have a apsest but i alsoknow That apsest feel like and look like cancer