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Forum Name: Breast Cancer

Question: cyst in breast


 susieQ1 - Sat Jul 21, 2007 5:06 pm

I am 64 yrs old F with family history of ovarian cancer which I'm told also means breast. My mammogram shows a 3-1/2" cyst. I am to go back for further testing. Should I be able to feel a cyst this large? Thanks.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Sat Jul 21, 2007 6:12 pm

User avatar Breast cysts are very common and may or may not be felt on palpation (touch). Some are only visible on mammogram, regardless of size. They are typically fluid-filled and most are benign. I am glad to hear you are having follow-up testing because all breast changes such as these should be evaluated. Good luck.

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