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Breast cancer survivor another lump found

02/11/2009

Question:

my mother in law has discovered a lump on her remaining breast, she had breast cancer approx 3 years ago and had her one breast removed. She can only get a mamogram in a month and the doctor is ok with it?? Is this ok as I feel the earlier the better with cancer so why would her doctor be so relaxed?

Answer:

I think that it would be reasonable to be seen sooner in the setting of a new lump.

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Response by:

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