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Hi,
This is my first post on this forum, but I have been reading the really helpful advice given by such kind an generous people since my mammogram last week.  I think my report is a positive one but am really scared about BC. I am 40 years old and had a mammogram and Ultrasound last Friday. The ultrasound described a lesion - Mammogram shows a non calcified apparently well defined ovoid density laterally on the right CC measuring approx. 12mm in maximum diameter.
Ultrasound demonstrates an 11mm ovoid very well defined isoechoic lesion in the right 9 oclock axis 3 cm from nipple. This lies parallel to the chest wall and exhibits good through transmission of sound and displaces rather than disrupts normal breast architecture.It therefore has typical appearances of fibroadenoma and shows good correlation with the lesion described on mammography.
Conclusion 11-12mm right 9oclock lesion typical of fibroadenoma.
Ultrasound guided biopsy is nevertheless recommended for confirmation.
I had the core biopsy today and am gripped by fear at what the results maybe. At 40 aren't I way to old for a fibroadenoma? My mother has BC at 52 and the thought of what she went through fills me with dread, I am not sure Im strong enough to do it.
Thanks


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25201 tn?1255580836
NO, Unfortunately we are never too old, nor too young to develop these benign breast tumors. Some women are prone to develop Fibroadenomas as well as Cysts throughout their lives. As far as a biopsy being advised, that is excellent medical care .... from the description of the lesion, which by the way is quite small, it certainly fits the characteristics of a Fibroadenoma. These tumors can be left alone or removed, depending on the circumstances. Although family history can be a facto, it is only responsible for a very low percentage of Breast Cancer diagnoses in women. By the way, we women are always "strong enough" to meet anything head-on when the need arises.   Regards ....
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Thanks for your reply. I'm experiencing some very strong and conflicting emotions at the moment, moving from periods of being really positive to feelings of fear, I suppose that's normal. It really helps to talk to someone who isn't emotionally invested in the outcome. I don't want to add to the fears of my family by talking about mine. Thank you again for being generous with your time, your words have helped me more than you could know.



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25201 tn?1255580836
We all do that .... those of us who have been there have also run the full range of emotions and believe me that if NORMAL :) Talking about it does help and perhaps your family feels the same; I think that we all too often keep things in the background ... both sides afraid to say too much for fear of making the other uncomfortable. If you don't want to do it with family then find a good trusted friend and "unload" ... trust me, you'll feel a lot better when you become comfortable discussing it; I believe it's called "VENTING". Take care now and come back any time you have a question or concern or just want to "get it out of your system" .. Regards ..
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Just to add a note to japdip's always helpful advice, I had two fibroadenomas removed at 56 and another one at 59. These were removed with excisional
biopsy because, although my surgeon was pretty sure they were fibroadenomas, the only way to be absolutely sure is with a biopsy. Of course, I wanted to be absolutely sure and I know you will, too.
Try not to stress too much---we all know that's easier said than done. Stay
positive and do follow japdip's advice to find someone to confide in and vent.
Please let us know your results, if you wish, by adding a note to this thread.
We do care.
Sending you a big hug from Michigan (      ),
nc
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Thank you to all for your responses, they helped keep me sane until I got the results of my biopsy. Benign. I am deciding whether to have the fibroadenoma removed or leave in alone, I am leaning towards removal.
I am so thankful to each and every one of you for taking the time to reassure me.
To find a community of wonderful people like this was a blessing. Thank You,
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25201 tn?1255580836
That is truly GOOD news .... thank you for sharing. Removal of course is your decision unless your Breast Surgeon might strongly advise one way or the other. These benign tumors often don't change much over time and then again some grow rather rapidly. Whatever you decided, best wishes for good results and an uncomplicated recovery.  Kindest regards ....
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I'm SO happy to hear your biopsy results were benign! It's always great to get good news here! I had my adenomas removed at biopsy and I'm glad I did. My thinking was if the biopsies were positive for cancer, I'd need that area removed for sure, so why have two surgeries instead of one? They were all very easy out-patient surgeries and recovery was quick and relatively painless. I even went dancing with the bandages on two sites the night after surgery!
If you just want it out, go for it, by all means. But if you decide not to have it removed, you can at least have the peace of mind that it's benign!
Wishing you all the best and hoping for good health and no more "scares" in the future for you!
Hugs,
nc
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