Lump in breast with implants

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that dismiss the pain with breast cancer shame on you. At age 32 they tried to dismiss my lump first because of my age and second because it was painful .... breast cancer doesn't hurt....WRONG!!!!!!! If I had listened to the Drs, I would not be here today. It was cancer. Now 13 years later on the other breast when I found a lump again that hurt they did not ignore me and guess what...... CANCER again. Now at age 45 I am a survivor again. These tumors were fast growing, triple neg.
37 y old female- hx of breast implants and removal within 3 months in 1999....lump appeared in January in left breast (most effected by implants-nerve damage scar tissue etc.) Had mammogram and ultrasound- only revealed seroma in left breast where implant used to sit. Again large lump reappeared in May same spot- had ultrasound at different imaging place and with a radiologist who spent 1/2 on the breast. He found seroma and dense breasts but that is all.
Dear Nurse 1, There's no evidence that women with implants have a higher vulnerability to breast cancer than other women. Abnormalities can be detected on mammogram and sometimes a lump is felt. Cancer is diagnosed in the same way as any breast cancer - with a biopsy. We are not aware of any research that shows a delay in detection related to implants. Self-breast exam monthly, and mammogram guidelines would be followed.
Saline implants. 4 rounds AC. Neg nodes. BRCA2 positive. Last week I found a lump on my left breast.(Same breast as original diagnosis) It is under the skin, maybe 5ml., very hard. It is not a part of my implant. I do regular exams so it is 'new'. Went to Dr. right away and am scheduled for a mammogram/sono to check it out. I can't find any info on new cancers or much info on reccurance after 10 years. Any thoughts or ideas. I am 45, post menopausal (oopherectomy in 2005).
Can breast implants interfere with a stereotactic wire localization. Lump is behind implant. Can the wire puncture the implant? If this happens, what are the dangers. If anyone has any answers could use help ASAP regarding this procedure.
Hi, I am assuming that you had breast implants for augmentation (size enhancement) , and not for reconstruction (after mastectomy etc). Breast implants, especially the silicone gel variety used in the 1980's and 1990's, were known to rupture and leak. Currently, saline filled implants are widely used in the USA, and newer materials are undergoing tests.
and the movable mass in my breast doesn't change in size.does the movable mass in my breast cancerous?
So about a month ago I noticed 'something' going on with my right breast...I have implants so I thought a ridge a ripple...I kept checking it daily and it's a lump...right under my nipple. now 2 weeks ago I stepped on a nail so I was put on antibiotic for possible bacterial infection as a precaution and I scheduled my yearly physical...the breast would produce fluid when the lump was it does not. I have been using heating pads on the breast as told my my doc...still there...
based on mammography that there is no cancer, particularly in a person with implants (implants can make mammography difficult to interpret). Mammography is not a perfect test - but it is the best we have. I would recommend having a discussion with the radiologist about what he saw and whether or not a biopsy is indicated. A biopsy is the only way to be certain if an abnormality is benign or malignant.
Last resort is to insert another drain into the area, but with implants in place it's desireable not to, to reduce the risk of infection. The good news is it's not something to worry about , and it will go away. The bad news is it's hard to predict; it could be days or weeks.
Hello, I am a 38 yr mom of 5, breast fed all my children, started my period at 12. Recently visited my Dr for a physical. I brought his attention to a lump in my r breast on just outside the areola towards the underarm side. I waited 3 weeks for a mam, then sent directly to the ultrasound room. Two days later my dr called to tell me I needed a biopsy, the radiologist was concerned about "irregular margins", the lump is solid, immovable and irregular shaped.
At that time the plastic surgeon removed all off the questionable lump before putting the new implants in. (and the lump was really just normal tissue with the second biopsy) So, when all was said and done, it was determined that my lump was probably caused by scar tissue probably from the large rippling saline implants that I had for 10 years. The plastic surgeon felt that the ripples irritated the tissue over the years to cause a lump to form. I love the gel implants.
However, there is also a possibility that this represents a new breast mass unrelated to the implant removal or the capsule left in the breast. You should go back to your breast doctor for re-evaluation. Take care.
I'm very concerned... I noticed a couple years back a lump in my right armpit, I believe where the lymphnodes are. But, I felt maybe I was being too cautious considering my best friend who was only 33years old was diagnosed with breast cancer. She is a survivor but is alway concerned with me. I have no health insurance anymore due to my husband losing his job. And recently I've been experiencing pain where the lump is and my nipple are scaling and peeling on that side.
My sister had breast silicone implants done in Brazil a few years ago. Last year she noticed a small lump near her nipple/scar. After a few doctors visit she just decided to postpone a MRI. On mother's day weekend that lump became a blister and infected. She finally contact a plastic surgeon that had her do an emergency surgery where they removed the silicon implant. The Dr.
I found a breast lump (semi squishy, size of grape, movable) in my right breast about a month ago. I have implants that have been in for 17 years (half silicone half saline) and I am 40. I also breastfeed my son who is 18 mths. I went to my doctor and he said it did not feel like any cancerous mass he has felt before, but made me appt for Mammogram (1st), U/S, CA125. The lump when pushed can be moved slightly. I also have slight pain in breast and underarm.
I had a mamogram last month even though I am only 37 since women younger then me have gotten cancer. The mamogram showed a swollen lump node under my left arm just outside my breast implant. My doctor, and the radiologist recommended a repeat in 6 mo. The problem is I am trying to get pregnant so my doctor suggested I wait atleast 3 mo and repeat the mamogram.
any advise please Hi i had breast implants but in, in June 07 i was a 32a and had 245 anatomic implants.
I am 28 yrs old.I recently found a lump in my left breast,since finding the lump,ive also found out i am pregnant..i have silicone implants,which ive had for over two yrs without any problems.ive noticed now that the breast with the lump is very tender and i have an awful burning sensation around the lump(which feels around the size of a pea). my breast are tender due to the fact i am in early pregnancy,however the left breast is worse.
Also my left breast is really big, several cup sizes bigger than the right breast. I'm not sure if this problem is to do with the extra breast tissue appearing in other parts of my body but I hope to get that sorted too. But in the mean time I'm enjoying being a mother to my children and keeping my chin up thats the best way to deal with things at the moment until my body is surgically corrected.
I don't feel any lump in either one, I have had breast implants for 19 years. I have no history of breast cancer in the women in my family going back to my grandmother who died of a 102 years of age. My father had prostate cancer but didn't die of that he died of Parkinson's Disease 20 years after the extraction of the prostate.I don't understand this radiology report very well andthe word "malignancy" has me very scared. I need more information in this diagnosis.
So glad to find you all, although I wish it were under different circumstances. I was diagnosed with IGM of my left breast in October of 2008, after 3 1/2 months of testing & biopsies. Once cancer was ruled out and they found the disease was in my right breast as well I made the scary, but very logical to me, decision to have a bilateral mastectomy in January of 2009. I now go once a year for a mammogram to determine whether or not any cells from the disease have reappeared.
the conclusion was in the upper right quadrant of the right breast at 10 oclock position, there is a 6mm hypoechoic irregular and heterogeneous solid lesion with accentuated vascularity adjacent to the lession....what do these words mean???
in 2005 I had Cohesive silicone breast implants under muscle. Implants were replaced in 2006 due to one sitting higher than the other. Were replaced over muscle. Axilla pain increased. 2007 ultrasound showed lymph had grown - FNA showed silicone and macrophages in lymph node. After the FNA the pain became intense in the lymph node. Pain continued and began interrupting my sleep. Yr later another FNA and Dr decided to remove node in May 2011. I noticed swelling in right arm pit and breast.
Even though it has not grown, it is probably worth following through with an evaluation since it is tender. Breast examination with implants is not different than regular breast tissue. Basically, you would feel the breasts to look for any changes. You should examine the breasts at about the same time every month. Most implants done for cosmetic purposes do not interfere with the ability to do a mammogram or other breast imaging.
Recently upon removal of an underwire bra I got a searing/burning pain in my right breast between the nipple and arm pit. I can actually localize it with my finger and upon applying pressure the pain is unbearable. Even just standing up (without a bra) can cause horrific pain. Now just yesterday it happened again and the pain is really not subsiding at all. I'm sure this is nothing to worry about, but I thought I'd pose the question to this forum.
I was told to follow up with my breast surgeon in one year. I did find a small lump a few weeks ago (smaller than a pea) which I calmly brought to the attention of my plastic surgeon during a scheduled follow up visit. She did have the breast surgeon come in and take a look to be sure. They both felt it was a coagulated blood vessel. No lump should be ignored. No surgeon can get 100% of all tissue removed. Chances are it is not anything, but better to be safe than sorry.