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cellular dermatofibroma

By Anonymous December 31, 2010 - 12:56pm
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i had a lump in the skin of my breats athen it was surgically removed and i dignosed it with cellular demratofibroma with mitosis 4/10 hpf and margins nt claer bt s-100 and cd34 both were negative...i m again havin a small lump of same nature bt smaller in size with that sticthing area where the previous dermatofibroma was found..so i dnt want it tp get checked so is this necesary?

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Anon - While dermatofibroma is benign most of the time, it can also be malignant. In other words, while you did not have any findings of cancer the first time, that doesn't mean it will hold true this time, and you need to get this checked out. And, although you had surgery the first time, you may not need it this time.

Why would you want to ignore something like this? Isn't it better to take charge of your own health and get this checked out? Please make an appointment with your doctor, and let us know the outcome. We wish the best for you.

January 3, 2011 - 1:36pm
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Anonymous (reply to Pat Elliott)

can i wait for a month bcause i m not in postion to take 1 day out of my work so if it should not be get checked in hurry then i will defintaely conult dr after a month or 2.
i think its the same because last time when i found cellular dermtofibroma. in biopsy iot was written that margins arent clear so i think recuurence has occured so advice m if i can wait for 1 or 2 months?

January 4, 2011 - 11:51pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

It really is your decision to make. If this is the same situation as before, then waiting to be checked will not cause any harm. If, however, you have any cancerous cells, then waiting could make a difference. In any case, there are often long waits to get appointments so you might want to go ahead and make the appointment now so you don't end up waiting 2-3 months or longer to get in. I hope all goes well for you, please let us know.

January 5, 2011 - 5:06pm
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Anonymous (reply to Pat Elliott)

tell me what you are upto now who had cellular dermatofibroma?? i am having the same condition

November 21, 2013 - 2:18am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I had a cellular dermatofibroma removed today. And I have another dermatofibroma being biopsied in 2 weeks. I'd rather be safe than sorry and refuse to let this get the best of me. I'd rather have a scar from having it removed than risk having cancerous cells grow inside me. Cancer runs in my family in all various forms. I know for myself I must be proactive with my health.

March 8, 2016 - 6:24pm
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