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A female asked:

How dangerous is floating calcium deposits in the breast/ i have recently been told i have non fluid cysts in my breast with floating calcium deposits is this a sign of cancer?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engravanswered
Emergency Medicine 32 years experience
Calcium : Calcium deposits can be present in malignant tissue, or in non malignant tissue. It sounds like you did not have your situation described to your satisfaction, or have all of your quesitons answered. I would recommend that you see a breast surgeon and have him/her review your mammogram, and give their recommendations, to be sure that you feel comfortable.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen commented
General Surgery 35 years experience
Excellent answer!
Mar 17, 2013
Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
Sound benign: Some women have more sense breasts than others. This can be associated with dobro cystic changes that result in cysts and densities that grow and change with hormonal variations, both monthly as well as throughout aging. As women age these sense breasts develop calcifications that increase in number but appear benign on mammograms. Some calcifications look malignant and need to b evaluated more.
Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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