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blood flow to mass

What does blood flow to breast mass mean.  i have been looking on internet and all i see is stuff about breast cancer.  The doctor does not think that is what it is even though he still wants it biopsied.  what else could it be.
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There are several conditions where a mass like structure can receive increased blood flow.  The more common of which is still a malignancy or cancer, since cancer cells would require extra-nutrition from extra blood flow.  

Other conditions would include primary vascular tumors such as hemangiomas or AV malformations, but these are rather not that common.

A biopsy will indeed be helpful, but take into account and discuss with your surgeon regarding the possibility of bleeding if this mass were a hemangioma or AV malformation.

Regards.
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you mentioned several conditions.  what other ones then the ones you mentioned would be.  Because all i see is cancer.  
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