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Mass present in both breast, in lymphnodes. If not cancer what could it be?

I have a mass in my right breast, I did a sonogram and a mamogram and the finding where abnormal. My Primary Care physician believes it might be cancer after reading the report from the radiologist. He reffered me to a surgeon, I met with him yesterday and he found another smaller mass in my left breast, but told me not to worry, it is small and he found a relatively large mass in the lymphnode under my right under arm. I asked him if it could be cancer and he said he doesn t think so. I am scheduled for a surgical biopsy this Friday. I asked him if it is not cancer what could it be and he gave me no answer. I nipple secretion , my nipple is inverted, the mass does not hurt and now I have another mass in the left breast (small) and my lymphnodes have a mass. If it is not cancer then what could it possibly be? Any ideas?
Tue, 19 Feb 2013
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Dear Ma'am,

Sorry to hear about your problem but the management plan decided by your surgeon is correct. Would it possible for you to tell me the BIRADS score mentioned in your mammography report? It is a good indicator whether the lump is benign or malignant.
a biopsy will give a definitive answer and you will have to wait for 5-7 days for the result. Was you nipple inverted since childhood or is it of recent onset. Recent onset nipple retraction is a warning sign. As you have not mentioned your age, it is difficult for me to tell you the various differentials but the main thing is to rule out cancer.

If you would like to clarify any other point, please feel free to ask me.

Rohan Khandelwal
Breast Surgeon
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