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I have a lump or a bump on my left breast located at the inner bottom close to my chest.

By Anonymous November 1, 2011 - 9:01pm
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I noticed it a few months ago, and thought nothing of it, because it just appeared to be there all of a sudden. I figured it would just go away, but it is still there. Also, it just isn't in the place that I usually hear about or see in literature. Could this just be a cyst, and would it be here for more than 6 months if it was a cyst?

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They might already have determined your remaining lumps are something benign, like cysts. I ended up having lots of lumps in my breasts but only one that was cancerous. My nurse joked I had a "cyst" farm in there.

If you don't hear from your doctor, or don't have a follow-up appointment about the pathology of the one that was removed, don't feel too shy to call and get the results. You shouldn't have to wait too long.

Also, it's always good advice to ask to keep the pathology report. Legally, it's yours to keep and they end up being handy to have, especially if you have cancer.

Good luck to you!

November 15, 2011 - 11:45am
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If you got a lump removed for test, then they left some lumps how many days do they have to remove the remaining lump before its cancer.

November 15, 2011 - 2:38am
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Hi Anonymous,

Some lumps are determined not to be cancerous and that is why they are not removed/ For example, if you have Fibroids, sometimes the lumps may or may not get removed. This specific question is best left to your doctor to answer for you.

Best Wishes,


November 15, 2011 - 4:28am


How did your doctors appointment go?

Hope you're well!


November 7, 2011 - 7:05am
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I hope everything went well with your appt. As a breast cancer patient who waited way to long to get my lump checked, I urge anyone out there who has changing conditions no matter how small to get it checked out as soon as possible.

November 2, 2011 - 5:46pm

Dear Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Any breast lump that does not go away by your next menstrual period should be evaluated by a doctor. Yours has already been there for 6 months and while as many as 4 out of 5 lumps are benign-- you still need to get this seen by a doctor. Please do not wait any longer.

Keep us updated,


November 2, 2011 - 6:56am
(reply to Rosa Cabrera RN)

Thank you for your quick response. I have an appointment this afternoon to get it checked out.

November 2, 2011 - 10:31am
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