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'Fatty tumor' in breast
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'Fatty tumor' in breast

Years ago I found a lump about a half inch in dia.  It was diagnosed as a calcification due to trauma to my breast from a seatbelt in a car accident.  No biopsy or follow up was recommended.  

Then some years later, same breast I found a rather large mass, about 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches on the side of my breast towards the armpit.  It didn't show up on the mammagram and was dismissed as a fatty tumor.  Again no biopsy.  

My question is, should there have been a biopsy done on either of these?  Thank you.
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Dear Grandma Tammy:  Without the ability to have done a breast examination and review and imaging studies, it is impossible to speculate on whether a biopsy would have been indicated.  However, if these "lumps" are not present now or have not changed, then it can reasonably be assumed that they were not cancerous. For any concerning breast pain or lumps you currently have, please check with your doctor.
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