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How do you know it is a benign tumor?
Was a biopsy done?
The problem is, unless you have a biopsy to prove they are benign, no one can really say definitively that they are benign.
The surgeon will likely say, you are going to need a biopsy to confirm these tumors are actually benign.
Breast cancer does not show up on any blood tests.
Mammograms, Ultrasounds, and now even MRIs can only tell you if there is a tumor, solid or cystic.
MRIs are a little better in being able to tell you more about the tissue.
Biopsies will tell you if the tissue is cancerous or benign.
Hope this helps.
Then a biopsy is the next step to confirm there is no cancer.
The biopsy results will determine what needs to be done further.
If you need a biopsy, then it will be scheduled.
The results could take up to 1-2 weeks, depending on what needs to be done to the tissue.
If it is completely benign, then you probably will find out within 5 days, but I am not sure how fast the Canadian system works.
At 27 y/o, the chances of cancer are lower, and this is probably reactive breast disease.
Complete resection for a non-malignant mass in a young woman is not really what anyone wants to encourage for you.
But I think, family history of breast cancers or any type of cancers, genetic testing for BRACA genes, all of these should be taken into consideration before you decide for any type of complete resection.
Resection is surgical removal of the tumor or mass.
Reactive breast disease, mostly due to hormonal changes, in young women.
During the menstrual cycle, cystic breast tissues can develop and feel like lumps or nodules.
These are usually very benign.
The next step should be a biopsy.
A biopsy can be a simple core needle biopsy, which is when they insert a needle into the tumor and take a sample and send off to pathology.
The worst thing is the waiting and not knowing.
The MRI will help the surgeon to decide which one to biopsy.
Not necessarily, the surgeon will make the final decision after talking to you and explaining what the best approach will be.
No need to guess and make your self feel more at a lost.
The only game plan is wait for the surgical consultation and recommendations.
You have enough information now to ask the right questions.
You just have to depend on the expertise of the surgeon, as you stated, Ontario has one of the best breast clinics in Canada, trust in them.
For now try to relax, which is easy to say, but it is all you can do until the consultation.
Hope this helps and I hope you feel better soon.
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Unlikely, they would need to schedule you first.
Your very welcome.