Here is some information about phyllodes tumors.
"Phyllodes tumors are rare solid lumps that usually present as a mass found during a woman’s breast self-examination or on a routine physical examination. Smaller masses may be detected mammographically. Phyllodes tumors appear very similar to a benign lump known as a fibroadenoma. These lumps are usually well circumscribed and painless. Imaging evaluation including a mammogram and ultrasound is usually performed and when a solid lump is identified a biopsy is important to obtain tissue for accurate diagnosis. A phyllodes tumor cannot be differentiated from a fibroadenoma by a needle biopsy. This means that your doctor may not be able to accurately tell you whether a solid lump is a benign fibroadenoma or a phyllodes tumor. Risk factors for phyllodes tumor are rapid growth and size greater than 2 cms at the time of the evaluation. In many cases your doctor may recommend complete surgical removal of this mass to ensure that it is not an underlying phyllodes tumor.
Phyllodes tumors are not all cancerous. Many will be classified as benign and not require further evaluation. A skilled pathologist is needed to distinguish a benign phyllodes tumor from one with more aggressive malignant potential. In any event, women who undergo surgery for removal of a phyllodes tumor require close surveillance with followup mammogram and physical examination at regular intervals. Malignant phyllodes tumors are best managed with a wide excision of normal breast tissue around the tumor to obtain clean margins. In most cases, radiation therapy is not required. Very large malignant phyllodes tumors may require complete removal of the breast for management."
You may have already had a follow-up visit with your surgeon by now. If not, when you do see him or her, that will be the best source of information regarding what part of the above may be relevant to you, and what additional follow-up or surgical treatment is indicated in your particular case.
I am so sorry, but I honestly don't know. There are several other people on here that know so much more then me, but unfortunately, they seem to not be active right now.
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I had biopsy, it went well, thank God.
Results of the biopsy:
Specimen consists of two cores of grayish white tissue measuring together 1.5x0.1 cm. Submitted in toto (all/1)
Breast Glandes surrounded by a fibrous stroma.
This picture is consistent with PHYLLODES TUMOUR
What does that mean?
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