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Does the size of the lump directly correlate to the tumor size or is some of it possible swelling? Just found 3 cm lump 6 days ago. Had mammogram and ultrasound - "suspicious", so biopsy on Tuesday. Trying to stay positive.

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Learning About Breast Cancer about 8 years
 
  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    My tumor was 2.2cm. The doctor was measuring the tumor that showed on the ultrasound, unfortunately none was swelling. Keep in mind, LOTS of weird looking things gets biopsied and LOTS of those turn out to be benign. Hang in there, try not to worry. Just keep remembering, a ba-zillion lumps and bumps gets biopsied just to be on the safe side. Take care and God's blessing's. Sharon
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    • Nicky S Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thank you, Sharon.

      about 8 years Flag
  • Judith Eleam Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient
    My surgeon removed 5cm (at the largest part) of tissue. The tumor was 1.6 cm. Maybe this will help you put your lump in perspective.
    about 8 years Flag
    • Nicky S Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      That does help, Judith. Thank you.

      about 8 years Flag
  • Nikol Vega Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    The tumor sometimes measures larger in ultrasounds, mammograms and MRI's than they really are. Mine measured 5cm but when it was removed it was only 2.2 cm. Hope this helps
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  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    I never had a lump. I just knew something was wrong.
    about 8 years Comment Flag

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