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    9 months ago I had ultrasounds for my breast. The result was only some cysts, but I keep worrying. Can breast cancer develop in 9 months?

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    Always there for you @ Credihealth03 April 2018 at 12:52

    Don’t worry, most breast cysts can be very small and will only show up on ultrasound scans, and these are termed microcysts.
    About 25% of breast cysts enlarge gradually into ‘big-enough’ cysts to become a palpable breast lump. Breast cysts are extremely common, and occur in as many as one third of all women between the ages of 35 and 50.
    Sonograms are very useful at distinguishing between solid and liquid elements and a ‘simple breast cyst’. A simple cyst of the breast has a uniform oval shape, with thin smooth walls and a homogeneous fluid filling. Breast cancer is much more likely with the presence of a solid mass.
    You are saying you had a USG 9 months ago and it was a cyst. If it had solid mass, your doctor would have right away started the treatment. A radiologist can, with the benefit of ultrasound, get a pretty clear picture of the benign nature of a breast cyst. If the cyst really had curious features or evidence of solid particles or nodules, a biopsy would have been advised.
    So, take a deep breath and don’t panic.