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Abnormal breast CT scan
Thank you for your time.  I was recently hospitalized due to an accident that broke my back.  I had multiple images to look for injuries.  I inadvertently came across a written CT report that was not mentioned to me, but is concerning.  
I am a 39y.f.  The report states:
A 2cm hypodense left round retroareolar mass and a 1.5cm hyperdense lateral left breast mass.  The latter most likely represents a cyst.  The former may represent benign or malignant tumor.  
I can clearly feel the lump.  It has been over 2 months since this report.
Can you recommend a next step, and help me understand the report?  What are the odds of this being a malignancy?
Thank you again for your expertise.
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Dear TCM:  A CT scan is not generally the best test for identifying or characterizing breast abnormalities.  However, since something was seen (and you now feel a lump), our recommendation is that you see your doctor for a breast examination.  In addition, a mammogram and/or ultrasound may help clarify the situation and provide direction in terms of next steps.  It will be beneficial to bring the CT scan and the report to your appointment.
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Please do not wait any longer, and get a mammo gram.
I missed my mammogram in 05 and 06 and now I have a lump that is 4 CM.
I wish you luck.
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