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Breast Cancer

Concerned

03/30/2009

Question:

My mom had a masectomy about 3 years ago, she had cancer in her right breast. She has a benign lump the size of a pea in her left breast. S he told me that it had become sore. Should she be concerned

Answer:

The chance that it is something serious depends on how it was determined to be benign, what imaging was performed, or whether there was a biopsy and how recently the lump was evaluated. I would suggest that a sore lump in a breast cancer survivor be rechecked.

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Response by:

Paula  Silverman, MD Paula Silverman, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University