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Posted on: Oct 11, 2017 07:01AM

ana92 wrote:

Hi guys,

This is my first post to this forum so please redirect me if I've posted this in the wrong place!

I've recently had a breast ultrasound performed because I felt some lumps in my right breast. My GP sent me right away because I'm BRCA1 positive.

The US showed a fibroadenoma in my left breast which I wasn't concerned about (I've had this biopsied a year ago and there's been no growth). It also showed two small cysts in my right breast (which are new for me and apparently what I've been feeling) and scar tissue on my right breast as well. The scar tissue and cysts were not found on my previous US done about 6 months ago, and I'm kind of confused how I could have developed scar tissue on a breast that I've never had surgery or a biopsy on? GP couldnt really give me any clear answers so wondering if anyone has had any experience with this before?

Thanks in advance.

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Oct 11, 2017 08:01AM Moderators wrote:

Hi Ana, and welcome to Breastcancer.org! Sorry we can't really help you with your question but hope you find the information on scar tissue from our website helpful, and hope you get responses from other members who can help soon.

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Oct 11, 2017 09:18AM grandma3X wrote:

Ana - for me, "scar tissue" turned out to be lobular cancer. Ask for a biopsy if you are still worried. Sending Hugs and best wishes.

Oncotype score 10. Married 35 years, 2 kids, 3 grands. Marine biologist/biochemist. No BC in my family tree. First diagnosed with multi focal ILC with 2 small tumors seen on MRI. Final pathology showed 1 large tumor measuring 5 cm! Dx 1/13/2016, ILC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/13/2016 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Surgery 5/18/2016 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 10/26/2016 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 10/11/2017 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting Surgery 10/11/2017 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Oct 11, 2017 05:55PM edwards750 wrote:

Definitely check it out with a physician other than a GP. Not their expertise. My SIL has scar tissue but she had a lumpectomy. I do agree it sounds bizarre to have scar tissue without having had a surgery.

Allay your fears and check it out.


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Oct 11, 2017 07:33PM melmcbee wrote:

Ana when I had my ultrasound the radiologist came in and questioned me hard about the possibility of trauma to my breast. Like either from a seatbelt injury or it being hit. She couldnt believe that I didnt have trauma so she did a biopsy. It was lobular. Who did your ultrasound. Was it a breast center. However because you said it wasnt there 6 months ago I wanted to tell you that they said mine had probably been growing for 10 years. Hugs.

Melanie. mentor smooth round high profile gel 700 rt 550 lt with fat grafting 5/30/2013 Dx 6/24/2012, ILC, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 8/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/9/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery 8/9/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary Chemotherapy 8/23/2012 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 1/9/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 5/30/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 12/4/2013 Reconstruction (right) Dx 3/29/2017, ILC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR- Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant)
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Oct 12, 2017 01:50AM ana92 wrote:

Thank you for your reply!

My ultrasound was just done at a standard imaging centre-not specifically for breast cancer. I'm working on finding a good breast specialist in my area, mostly because I feel that most health care professionals I've seen simply disregard any serious possibility of me developing beast cancer because of my age. I was in a car accident late last year, but I have had US since then with no scar tissue identified. This has pretty much popped up in the last 6 months and I've definitely not had any trauma to my breast in this time.

I feel like I'm probably being paranoid and I want to just trust that it's not a big deal but I'm just finding it hard to wrap my head around this

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Oct 19, 2017 12:15AM Ktktbird360 wrote:

Could they have said it was a radial scar? I have one that they are in the middle of testing. The dr said that it's a confusing name bc it's not really a scar but it looks just like what a scar would look like. Apparently it also looks like cancer on a mammogram 🙈

Hope you find a dr you trust! That will make a big difference!!

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Oct 19, 2017 02:41AM ana92 wrote:

Thanks for the reply ktktbird360,

The ultrasound report says scar tissue (didn't specify a radial scar?). Was yours identified on ultrasound or mammogram? Hope all the testing goes well for you.

Yes, I definitely want a specialist so I can avoid unnecessary stress! 🙄

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