On my mammo they found 3 intramammary lymph nodes. I had an ultrasound and MRI to confirm. I was seen by a surgeon who felt that they were probably benign. He wants to wait 3 months and do another utrasound to see if there has been any changes. My mother had breast cancer twice at ages 43 and 50. I am 44 years old. I have not been comfortable with the wait and see answer. No one can tell for sure if there is any cancer cells without doing a biopsy. The last few days the area that they found the lymph nodes has gotten tender. I really do not know what to do. Anyone have any input.
Watchful waiting is a reasonable option in patients with a suspicious mass in the breast. You will note for any changes in the character of the lymph nodes and report it to your doctor. However, since you have a family history of breast cancer, I believe a biopsy of the lymph node would be better. Perhaps you can ask your surgeon if a biopsy can be done now instead of observing if there will be changes in the character of the lymph nodes.
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