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#1 of 5 Old 03-07-2007, 05:51 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Not sure where to put this..

I am currently BF'ing my 4 month old twins. I was lying down and nursing and I felt a large round lump in my breast. I did call the Dr and is going to call me back to get a sono.

Anyone have any ideas? I'm just afraid of breast cancer-my paternal aunt is a breast cancer survivor, and my paternal grandmother also had breast cancer.

I guess I'm just looking for reassurance that it's not necessarily breast cancer..

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It could be a plugged duct, but it's good that you're getting it checked out. Good luck!

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NAK,
My 8 mm lump turned out to be a fatty necrosis (benign), but I'm glad i had it checked out.
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Thanks ladies! Well, the OB office calls back and the people at the mammo dept or whatever won't even do a sono on me since I'm nursing!! They won't see me until I'm done nursing.

I'm going to call back tomorrow and see if there's ANYTHING that can be done.
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Wow, I got some resistance when I pushed for a definitive diagnosis but getting the initial Ultrasound / Sonagram didn't take too much persuasion.

I did find they became more responsive to my concerns when I emailed the breast care specialist.

In my experience they like to pigeon hole you and give a one size fits all approach until you put them in a position where they really have to look at you as an individual. Putting your concerns in writing forces them to think about their analysis. Which might be a tactful way of saying that subconsciously at least they start to consider what a jury might think of your letter or email someday.

In my situation I was nursing and pregnant. Based on the ultrasound there was a very high probability my lump was benign. They wanted to take a watchful waiting approach, which would have meant another physical exam when DD2 was 3 months old. I did not want to be doing more intrusive diagnostic testing while nursing a 3 month old.

Because the lump was small and near the surface they simply removed it rather than do a biopsy. Again, that was only after I put all of my questions in writing.

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