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Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD)
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A partially circumscribed mass in the posterior , outer right

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A partially circumscribed mass in the posterior , outer right breast near the 9:00 position
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Customer: Was found on my annual mammogram. Silly question where is the 9:00 position when trying to feel for the lump referenced? What does this typically mean?
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Customer: I have been taking estrogen for the past two years for hot flashes. Maternal Aunts had breast cancer.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.
Hello,I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long.A partially circumscribed mass has an high chance of being benign (non cancerous). Circumscribed means well defined or remaining in the confines and not intermingling in the breast tissue.The 9.00 position means by clock which is facing you. So you may try to feel it in the outer part of the breast at 9'O clock position.With a family history of breast cancer; the usual next step is either;1) Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC); a needle is put under the ultrasound guide and an aspirate is seen for the cancerous cells.Or2) Biopsy of the mass. Please feel free for your follow up questions.I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.Thanks for using Just Answer.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.
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