An Experience with a Patient with a Breast Problem

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Once you feel a breast lump, consult a breast specialist as soon as possible.

Once you feel a breast lump, you feel anxious.  You fear that it may be a cancer. Consult a breast specialist right away who may help you quickly at least in terms of diagnosis.  This may end up with relief of anxiety and fear if it turns out to be non-cancerous.  Or it may not, if it turns out to be cancerous.  The breast specialist will help you in coping with your anxiety and fear.

Not all patients with a breast lump will need diagnostic tests like ultrasound or mammography.  Some may just need a needle aspiration like what happen in the abovementioned patient.  The result is dramatic if the mass turns out to be a macrocyst, which are relatively common.  Dramatic in the sense of instant definitive diagnosis and instant resolution or disappearance of the mass.  In about 15 minutes, there is a definitive diagnosis of a macrocyst and there is resolution or disappearance of the mass.  No further treatment is needed. Just monitoring and observation.

ROJ-TPOR@16jun7

 

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