Question Around four months ago, I noticed a lump that felt like a marble between the top part of the breast and clavicle. I had an ultrasound, which showed the lump at the top of the implant,but could not tell me if the lump was from a rupture to the implant or part of the breast tissue. I had a mammogram that showed dark areas in both sides and additional tests were requested. I had an MRI done and they confirmed that it wasn't the implants and that they could not see anything of concern. I was scheduled for a biopsy of the lump, however they cancelled the appointment & stated that because of the absence of imaging on the MRI, it was not needed. The lump is very palpable and causes slight pain when touched and moved. Should I demand a biopsy on the lump to confirm it is non-cancerous? How can a MRI tell me if it is cancerous or not? why can I feel it and the MRI did not pick it up when it is the size of a marble and can be felt by whoever touches it. What should I do next?
Answer I can noy explain why it can not be seen on your MRI scan. If I were you I would DEMAND a biopsy, easiest & simplest in the form of a fine/thin needle biopsy in order to KNOW what this is. If it can be felt as you describe it such a biopsy can be guided by touch. It can also be guided by ultrasound since you state that it could be seen there. Such a biopsy can also probably explain why MRI could not catch it. Good luck!
I`m a doctor of medicine and a specialist in radiation therapy and medical oncology. I have long experience in diagnostics and treatment of breast tumours.
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