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I had breast ductal carcinoma 16 years ago (invasive). now I

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I had breast ductal carcinoma 16 years ago (invasive). now I have what my breast radiologist calls a sebaceous cyst in the place where my original tumor was. should this be biopsied?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: I saw the breast radiologist where I was originally diagnosed. No meds. A mammography was done and this is what the radiologist said. sebaceous cyst.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No. 66 years old with h/o grade 3 ductal carcinoma 1998
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 9 months ago.

Hi there ...

Thank you for the question ....

Breast sebaceous cyst contains kertain like material and this is protein deposited in breast tissue .

Biopsy can be done , and if possible better to have CT scan to define things clearly .

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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 9 months ago.


A sebaceous cyst is benign.

It has to be removed to cure it, or it will keep coming back.

It will be cent to the lab as all removed cysts are , and they will check it.

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