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jessavabray
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Hi everyone , 

First of all my prays go out to everyone.  I am 32yrs old found a pea sized lump 4 months ago, finally had time to get it checked it didnt go away and grew rapidly, had ultrasound, doctor (gyn) says its a solid mass oval shaped and has characteristics of being benign, told me to wait 6 months to re check, now thats a total of 10 months, to me thats to long, then of course told me its up to me if I want a surgeon to remove it....WTF.  I dont have any family history of bc, just my mom, aunt, and grandma had benign tumors removed.  My concern is how fast it grew, just looking for some feedback I am sick with anxiety over this.. I have a baby and a 3 yr old  so this is driving me mad!

Nana Sue
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I would get a biopsy!  You can get a core needle biopsy to see if it is bc or not.  I wouldn't wait.  At least you will know for sure then and you can stop worrying or do what you need to do if it is bc.

Keep us posted and good luck, but please do get a biopsy.

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coco2008
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Agree whole heartedly with Nana Sue.  Get a biopsy and know for sure.  Too many changes can happen in 6 months, and I can't imagine worrying about it for that long..  Between the time my lump was discovered and when I got biopsy results a week later was too much of a wait for me.

Good luck and keep us informed.  We care.

Sandy

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Megan M
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I see your only choice is to get a biopsy.  How can you wait?  I would be totally nuts worrying.  Insist on a biopsy for peace of mind.

Good luck,

Megan

June Bugs
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It probably is benign but I think you should get a biopsy too.  It is always best to know for sure so you don't have to think and worry any longer.

Hugs, June

jessavabray
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Thank you everyone for the feedback,  I actually just read the report it was emailed to me it was a birad 3, and slightly hypoechoic, dont know if that changes anything, my doctor himself gave me minimal info.

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camul
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Better to be safe than sorry. If they remove it and it is benign it will save you six months of anxiety. If it isnt benign, you stopped tye growth. Either way a win win if it is removed.

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DianeBC
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No more waiting.  Just get the biopsy so it will be good news or bad.  We're here if it is bad to help you!  I bet it will be good news though!

Hugs, Diane

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Ritzy
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Jesse, please get a biopsy.  Don't wait months to have another mammo.

Sue :)

Pink Rose
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I don't know what your report means, but, please have a serious conversation with your doctor about a biopsy.

Hugs, Rose

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DebbyM
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I would rather know and feel safe than to keep worrying, wouldn't you?

Hugs, Debby

Lynn Smith
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i've had benign tumors since I was 20.Then they removed them within 2 days.Then biopsied.Didn't have needle biopsies at that time. Was dx with BC in 2009.First cancerous tumor. It was biospied.Then surgery was scheduled.In that time before my surgery another tumor was found just as I was being prepped for the lumpectomy.That was benign thankfully. Then the check margin surgery 3 weeks later I found a tumor days before that surgery.That tumor was removed during the check margin surgery.Then this last tumor was found during  my 2 year check up.It was biopsied and it was benign.They watch it and so far things are OK.

Don't wait.I would think any doctor would at least have a biopsy done.As I mentioned in my younger years that tumors were out in 2 days.Now the tumors are biopsied and decisions are made. Get a needle biopsy.They aren't bad. No pain but the doctor will tell you when he is taking tissue. I still have my benign tumor and it's watched every yaer now that my mammos are annually.

You said family members had benign tumors but in my family my mom,niece, me and my sister have been dx with BC.  My mom lived 60 years.After being dx at 21.My first benign tumors started when I was 20.Never missed but one check up in 42 years.I was dx at 62 after my grandson elbowed me.I knew it.That was my breast that had benign tumors for years.5 months after that blow I was dx.

Get a biopsy and let us know as soon as the results are in.Likely it's benign but the needle biopsy or a lumpectomy are the only ways to be sure. 

Lynn Smith    

Candi Cane
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Please get this checked out now and get a biopsy!

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smalldoggroomer
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Don't wait get it checked out now... Sometimes I think it is too easy to say lets watch it. No get it out...

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jnl
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I agree, do not wait.  Get a biopsy and find out what you are dealing with.

Good luck,

Leeza

Kobias
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Joined: Jun 2013

Don't wait any longer as you need to get this checked!

Hugs and good luck,

Kathy

jessavabray
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Thank you everyone, I decided to have my doctor give me a referral to the Carol baldwin breast center at stony brook,  has anyone used christine rizk md ?

Carlee
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I am hoping that you will get a biopsy.  Good luck!

Carlee

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coco2008
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Don't know this facility or doctor, but I'm very glad you are taking the next step toward getting a definite answer,

Please keep us updated.

Keeping you in prayer,

Sandy

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Megan M
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Have you made an appointment with them yet Jessavabray?

taylor manny
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I don't know where you're talking about, but, just go somewhere and get a biopsy to check this out.

 

disneyfan2008
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I would not wait....I would have it removed...

 

Denise

Candi Cane
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Please do have a biopsy.  Don't wait! 

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Angie2U
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Just agreeing and saying the same thing, do get a biopsy.

Hugs, Angie

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DebbyM
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Like Denise, I wouldn't wait another day. 

Good luck!

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andi44
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like the others have said - Get The Biopsy !!! Even though it may turn out to be benign - at least it will give you peace of mind...I listened to my Gyno tell me that just because I was 40 - I didn't need to get a mammogram every year - even though I had a suspicious lump...4+ years later - I did have a mammogram and turned out to be cancer...

Andi

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DianeBC
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No more waiting.  Please call and get a biopsy scheduled as soon as possible!

We care and that's why we are all saying this. 

Hugs, Diane

Candi Cane
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You shouldn't wait to see what might happen.  We are worried about you and hope you get a biopsy.

 

JJDS
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Hoping by now that you've contacted your doctor and have an appointment to at least get a core needle biopsy.  Keep posting to update us as to what's going on.

Hugs!

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Kylez
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I plead with you also to get a biopsy! 

mustangjan
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So glad you're getting a biopsy.  I had a fluid-filled cyst years ago and so when I found this new lump around March this year, passed it off as nothing.

Long story short, by the time I get the biopsy in July, it's proven cancerous and had entered at least 2 lymph nodes.  Lumpectomy was Aug. 1 and now facing the

trifecta -- chemo, radiation and hormone therapy.  To think if I'd caught it very early before lymph node involvement, I coulda gotten away with removal of tumor and radiation.  The chemo idea is scaring the bejeezus out of me.  I've always been vain, and losing my slow-growing hair is the biggest issue for me; sad but true.  So hopefully yours is benign anyway, but best to get it checked before your BP goes sky high worrying about it!

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