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Topic: 32 yo with ultrasound showing a nodule of "benign" appearance

Forum: Male Breast Cancer — For men who have been diagnosed or are at high risk.

Posted on: Jul 6, 2018 06:44PM - edited Jul 6, 2018 07:00PM by schae614

schae614 wrote:

So I've had on and off pain in my left breast for a while (for years actually) and in recent months I thought it got a bit worse so I got checked out by my doctor. On examination my doctor felt a small lump 2 o'clock from my nipple and I was sent for ultrasound. Now that I have my ultrasound result back things are getting a bit confusing... The result basically said that it showed a 7mm "nodule" with "benign characteristics" but since benign breast lesion in males is very rare I was recommended to be referred to a breast surgeon (possibly for a biopsy). For whatever reasons my doctor did physical examination once again when I was following up and now she tells me she doesn't quite feel it anymore! But I'm being referred to a breast surgeon "just to make sure". I'm just sitting here worried and in a bit of disbelief. Are benign lumps just that rare in male breasts that the possibility of it being malignant can't be overlooked? I do have a family history with my maternal grandmother being diagnosed at the age of 80.

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Jul 6, 2018 07:43PM MexicoHeather wrote:

Well, even in female nodules, only a biopsy can tell you for 100% certain if it's cancer. The ultrasound is hands down better than, er, hands. Everyone is unique.

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