Breast Cancer Community
inflammatory breast cancer
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to breast cancer, biopsy, genetics, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, lumps, lumpectomy, lymph node dissection, lymphedema, mammograms, mastectomy, radiation therapy, reconstruction, and self exams.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

inflammatory breast cancer

My mother passed away last October from Inflammatory Breast Cancer.  When it was first found the doctors thought it was a cyst.  They did a biopsy and found that it was cancer and a very rare kind.  My sister just turned 40 and I went with her for her mammogram and they found four cyst.  They followed up with an ultrasound.  I have worked in x-ray in the past.  I was with her and could see the cyst very clearly.  She went to a surgion today 9/16/10 and had all four aspirated.  Brown fluied came out of three of them but one of them was bloody.  The surgeon seemed to be concerned.  My question is; since my mother passed away from inflammatory breast cancer and her father passed away from colon cancer does that make her chances higher for breast and colon cancer?  Could this bloody cyst be imflammatory breast cancer also? Does a bloody cyst mean cancer?  I know after what I have read that it doesn't mean cancer in all cases but in MOST cases what does it mean?  
Related Discussions
1 Comment
Blank
25201_tn?1255584436
The fact that a 1st degree relative had breast cancer does indeed increase the risk ... for you as well as your Sister. You both should be followed much more closely than would be normal. You are correct; blood aspirated from a cyst doesn't necessarily mean cancer. There is no way of knowing ... it's going to depend on the Pathology report on the fluid examined.  Regards .....
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Breast Cancer Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Breast Cancer Answerers
25201_tn?1255584436
Blank
japdip
587083_tn?1327123862
Blank
zouzi
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
ncmichigan
Willis, MI