I was told the suspicious lump has its own blood supply & though they are going to start with the needle biopsy, the dr. feels she will probably want the lump removed. what does the forming of its own blood supply mean?

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Learning About Breast Cancer almost 2 years ago
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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012

    Hi Mary, From what I've read that simply means the tumor is able to continure to grow because it has its own supply of oxygen and nutrients. Whether it is malignant or benign, I would want it removed. It may be benign but biopsy is the only way to know. Try to breathe and wait for the pathology. It may be a scary benign mass. Thinking and praying for peace. Keep us posted, please. :-)

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    • anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thank you so much for taking time to respond & for your prayers. Wuite honestly, if I were not adrenal insufficient I would rather they just go ahead and remove it right from the start. Unfortunately, even with a stress dose of iv steroids I am...

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      Thank you so much for taking time to respond & for your prayers. Wuite honestly, if I were not adrenal insufficient I would rather they just go ahead and remove it right from the start. Unfortunately, even with a stress dose of iv steroids I am likely to have at least some adrenalcrisis just from the less invasive needle biopsy. I am just praying and trusting He will lead the doctors & all will be as it should.

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  • anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient

    Hi Mary! I wish I could speak to this but I don't know much about it. I googled it and it seems a biopsy is necessary to determine... It could be benign. Stay strong and keep us posted!

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    • anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Julie, thank you so much for your response. My biopsy is next Wed (Halloween) so we should know fairly soon I would hope. I will be in touch & so appreciate the support!!

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    • anonymous
      Stage 2A Patient

      I'll send positive thoughts and prayers!

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