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Breast cancer

09/28/2007

Question:

My daughter has been told she has a cyst which was asperated a year ago. Now she is being sent for a 2nd mamography because she was told the cyst is still there and she is a stage 4. She also has a history of uterine cancer. Can you please tell me specifically what stage 4 means to her. Thank you very much.

Answer:

I'm not sure that I can answer based on the information provided.  Cysts are generally benign.  If there is a persistent cyst present, perhaps it's not really a cyst, but I don't understand how that makes her stage 4.  I would request that you resubmit your question with more details so that we can provide appropriate answers.

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Response by:

Doreen M Agnese, MD Doreen M Agnese, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University