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Breast Reduction Large Hard Lump

I had a breast reduction in July of 2009.  After much of the healing process I realized I have a large part of the right breast that is a very hard lump.  I can actually grip this entire area, it starts to the right side of the nipple.  I had an ultra-sound and it came back as a large cyst and that I should repeat an ultra-sound in 4-6 months to see if it has grown.  My surgeon doesn't believe that it's anything to worry about.  My primary doctor said it felt like it could be cancerous and I should have a mammogram.  Truthfully, at this point, I am fearful of a mammogram.  It was very painful when I was large, but now, between the thick scarring underneath and this large lump, I can't imagine how much it would hurt now.  Also, I'm thinking that the steel plates pressing so hard could actually break open whatever this lump it...  I did hear the term probable fat necrosis spoken by my surgeon-- do you feel an MRI would be helpful?  What about a biopsy?  Do I even need to worry?  And is this something that I will have to live with for the rest of my life?  If the surgeon actually removed this, my right breast would be smaller.  Thank you for your prompt response.
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You could request an ultrasound they usually happen after a mammogram and ultrasounds can tell if it's a cyst or worse much easier.  The can also do a core biopsy right away if needed.You shouldn't put this off. I know it's scary but you don't want Breast cancer. fI have breast cancer and by the time I was diagnosed it was stage 3.  So please don't wait and don't take no from any doctor. Please have it checked.  Good luck
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I'm going thru the same thing I had my reduction in October 2009.  I have a very large lump and a family history of breast cancer.  I have also heard fat  necrosis, but I recently lost my job and no longer have the insurance to cover getting a mammogram.  I have had a ultra sound and got that its a mass with a rather large cyst inside.  Good luck
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