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You are 100% not wasting their time.
A scan and biopsy is entirely appropriate.
If the Phyllodes tumor has returned you will need further surgery.
If the breast surgeon made you feel that you were wasting his time then shame on him - you did exactly the right thing.
Please get back to me if you need to.
Your anxiety is well placed and entirely understandable.
However I can see no reason to doubt the competence of your specialist - you have been unfortunate - it would seem that you had two different problems in your breast at once - and they happened to biopsy the more benign portion - anyone could have done this.
Your best course of action is to talk over the results when they come back - and make an informed decision then - if you are keen for further surgery - even if the biopsy is benign - then I would anticipate that any surgeon would go along with what you want.
Hope this helps.
Hi, thankyou again, I also have three other lumps in my breast - which he is 'not worried about' - But they were 'not worried' about the phyllodes tumour to begin with. I am sorry to keep going on but today was a really unpleasant situation, made even worse by a consultant who was harried and unbelievably blase. I know realistically my only option is to have the utrasound and biopsy. Do you know of anybody who specialises in phyllodes tumours?