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Hard lump above clavicle, ultrasound shows non cancerous knot. Biopsy necessary?

I am a 9 year breast cancer survivor. I had a flu shot last week and woke up the next morning with a small hard lump above my clavicle bone on that side. I believe the knot is new. I took the flu shot in my arm where my lymph nodes had been removed without thinking. I went to my physician and she ordered an ultra sound . The ultra sound showed I had a perfectly round knot with no blood supply about the size of the pea. Their diagnosis was non cancerous. The area where the lump now is puffy and I can t feel the lump as easily. The doctor or the radiologist did not think a bioposy was necessary. Your thoughts?
Asked On : Mon, 8 Oct 2012
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A small well defined hypoechoic area near the clavicle is likely to be related to a small solitrary lymph node that must have been left during removal. Since the margins are regular, it is likely to be benign.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Tue, 9 Oct 2012
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