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Male Breast Cancer

I am a 41 yr old male and I had my left breast removed in Feb '06 due to cancer (DCIS).  Now in Oct '07 I found a new lump in the same breast.  Went to my Oncologist and he felt it also, pressed hard on it and there was pain.  Had an ultrasound today, will get results in two days.  I watched as the radiologist did this.  She kept looking at solid black circles (she said they were ducts?) then found one with a light gray circle inside the black one.  She measured it and took frames of it.  Is it possible to have cancer in the breast area after the breast was completely removed?  How would it be treated?  Would there be pain with scar tissue, which is what I'm hoping this is?
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Okay... I got the results of the ultrasound.  I STILL HAVE BREAST TISSUE!!!  I had a complete mastectomy.. or so I thought.  I still have ducts, which is where my cancer was to begin with.  I have been walking around for almost 2 years with opened ducts just inviting the cancer to leave and take over my body.  Gee, thanks for nothin' doc!!!  Now I have to have an MRI and there is either another surgery (to remove the rest of the breast) or radiation in my future.  Not to mention the fact that my cancer may now have spread!
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I don't know anything about male breast cancer but I suppose that in at least one way it is like female cancer.  A breast removal is not 100% at preventing a recurrence of the cancer.  A small amount of breast tissue can and usually does remain behind.  Breast removal significantly reduces the opportunity for recurrence.
I am so sorry to hear that you are now having issues.  I know that I am always concerned about a recurrence.  I hope the MRI goes well.  You are in my prayers.
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