I had The surgery at 8:30 and now I am home 1:24 Wen't great the people at St Lukes (Ronan) were great too. The lump was sent off to get tested and I will Know June 1 2009.
Also: The lump was a mass with small amount of clear fluid that contain very little blood.
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Thank you for the comment I am going it for surgery now I will Let you know if it is cancer or Benine.
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Brian32 - I am really surprised they did not tell you whether it looks like a fluid-filled cyst or a solid mass. When my lump was found, they stuck a needle into it and the surgeon said if she got fluid from it, that was a good sign. She didn't get any fluid from it and when I went into surgery to have it removed, it was sent to pathology and determined to be cancer.
My lump was a 1.8 mass and that made it Stage 1 cancer. I was right on the cusp of not even needing chemo. So, if it were cancer, and I hope it isn't, it sounds like it may have been caught very early.
The surgery itself did not cause me much pain. The only real pain I experienced was that associated with them taking out 12 lymph nodes under my armpit to make sure the cancer had not spread.
Have you done much research on the web? I can't believe all the information that is out there. Good luck with everything and I wish you a positive outcome. This is never any fun!