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Im very worried because my 3d mammogram showed an ovoid

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im very worried because my 3d mammogram showed an ovoid lesion, 1cm. ive noticed pain in this area if i get a period 9im 51, so its on and off). is this likely cancer?
JA: Are you in any pain? How regular are your periods?
Customer: it occasionally has mild soreness to it if i get a period. i have them like every other month
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: just that ive had the soreness like that for years, but no definite lump. it just now showed up on a mammogram--last one i had was 8yrs ago
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

Thanks for this question

The good news is that a painful lump is rarely associated with cancer

especially one that changes with periods.

So I suspect this is a benign nodule

It will probably need a biopsy to be sure

are you set up for one?

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

Thank you for your question

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