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Can one be benign and one malignant in the same breast?

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  • Posted By: ronitaylor
  • May 7, 2008
  • 07:55 PM

2 weeks ago I noticed my nipple was somewhat retracted. I felt underneath and noticed lump under the nipple area. I was scheduled for a mammogram which returned abnormal with 2 masses high suspicious for malignancy. I was then scheduled for a biopsy. One was done in the office and the second was scheduled for a stereo tactic because of the location. I received the results back on the first and it benign and classified as some type of fibroid. The other results are not back yet. Has anyone heard of a benign and malignant mass in the same breast that are very close in proximity?

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  • Is there any lump or not that is not specified by you.but you are said that your nipple was retract that means is coming in side, for this you have to go to the specialist of Breast Cancer this option is best for you for solving your difficulties.----------------------Breast Cancer Awareness " Gratitude in your attitude will affect the latitude of your life."
    jerialchristian 2 Replies
    • September 20, 2008
    • 11:32 PM
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  • Not to alarm you but, yes I have seen it. My own mother had fibroids but also had a lump that was cancer. Just remember early detection = early cure, so the sooner you get your diagnosis, the sooner you and your physician can decide on the treatment for you and get started on the road to recovery. I wish you all the best. My mother is now 5 years cancer free!
    ScaredCrazy 8 Replies
    • September 27, 2008
    • 08:13 PM
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  • 2 weeks ago I noticed my nipple was somewhat retracted. I felt underneath and noticed lump under the nipple area. I was scheduled for a mammogram which returned abnormal with 2 masses high suspicious for malignancy. I was then scheduled for a biopsy. One was done in the office and the second was scheduled for a stereo tactic because of the location. I received the results back on the first and it benign and classified as some type of fibroid. The other results are not back yet. Has anyone heard of a benign and malignant mass in the same breast that are very close in proximity?8 out of 10 breast lumps are benign. It's perfectly normal for all people to have benign lumps everywhere in their bodies. When they are found during routine medical procedures looking for other things, they are called "incidentalomas". They're almost always completely harmless, and do not have anything to do with cancer. I say "almost always" because a benign mass, if it grows, can press on nearby tissue and cause it to behave abnormally. This is called a "mass effect".There is no rule that if you have breast cancer, then all breast lumps must be cancerous. I don't even know why you would think this.If you are under 35 the odds of you having breast cancer are practically zero in the absence of a strong family history of it. The peak age for breast cancer diagnosis is 60.
    bobwick 21 Replies
    • October 6, 2008
    • 11:13 AM
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