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Septated breast cyst identified in left breast. Is it breast cancer?

By Anonymous September 29, 2017 - 2:11pm
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I underwent mammogram and breast ultrasound as a normal full body check up 1 week back when there was a septated cyst identified in my left breast of size 1.3x1.3x0.4 cm. The doctors conducting the test were really worried seeing the cyst and asked me to follow up after 3 months. There were debris identified in the cyst as well. This wait is killing me and the fact that the doctors were not answering any of my questions directly have put me under a lot of stress. The doctor just mentioned this is not normal that too at this early age (I am 25). Is this really breast cancer? What are the next steps that I should take to cure this?

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Hello. Thank you for posting.

Simple breast cysts are fluid filled, and with a uniformly thin and smooth wall to their oval shape. A complex breast cyst, however, contains a good percentage of solid elements suspended within the fluid, and may also feature segmentation (septation) and some regions of the cyst wall that are 'thicker' than others. Complex breast cysts account for approximately 5% of breast cysts that are screened, and are usually followed up more closely in terms of a time interval, and are sometimes biopsied. There is a very small chance that a complex breast cyst could be associated with malignant breast cancer. If you don't feel comfortable waiting 3 months for a re-check, speak to your doctor about having the cyst biopsied now, for your peace of mind.


September 29, 2017 - 4:59pm
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