A 46-year-old member asked:
Had a mammogram and the result was abnormal. report states a 4mm irregular equal density was seen in left breast. need additonal views and possible ultrasound. very worried this is cancer?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Understandable: Nothing wrong to be worried about having a life threatening condition. Even if cancer, when caught early, death rates have gone down considerably. Address asap if only to better allay your anxiety. Surgical consult indicated.
99 viewsReviewed Feb 27, 2020
Pathology 49 years experience
Agree with Dr. R: Doctors spot questionable areas in up to 8% of women who have screening mammograms. If this happens to you, you may need more tests. Of those women asked to return for further testing, only 10% will have breast cancer. So the statistics are in your favor.
Wish you good health!
98 viewsAnswered Feb 27, 2020
Last updated Feb 28, 2020
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