I am an 11-year survivor of invasive ductal carcinoma. I had chemol then a lumpectomy, then an irridium boost, then external beam radiation. I went for my annual check at my high-risk cancer clinic this past week, and they found something odd on my mammogram(s), then on the sono, so a core needle biopsy was ordered. The radiologist took one look at the sono screen prior to administering lidocaine and announced that I had fat necrosis, but that he would biposy it anyway to be sure. My question: does fat necrosis take care of itself? Does its presence mean that I need to have scans more frequently? I don't get the path results for 5 more days.