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Breast Cancer




I am a 47 year old woman. I was diagnosed with breast cancer about 5 years ago and survived with all the treatments. However, I had my yearly mammogram and I was told there is a nodule behind the areola. What does this mean and is it a sign of breast cancer?


There is nothing to suggest that this is definitely breast cancer, however, given your history and the finding of a new nodule, a biopsy should be performed. Speak to your primary care physician about a referral to a breast specialist, or return to the surgeon who took care of you 5 years ago. Good luck.

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Jennifer B Manders, MD Jennifer B Manders, MD
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati