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Abnormal Mammogram And Genetics
What is the probability of having an abnormal mammogram when your previius mammogram was abnormal?
A mammogram is the "gold standard" screening test for breast cancer. It's well established that yearly 'grams will DX cancers well before they are palpable, leading to earlier diagnoses and saved lives. All experts agree to begin yearly mammograms by age 50; many (including myself) believe the pro's outweigh the con's to begin at 40. Regrettably, less than half of all women ...Read more
It is unusual,: But it can sometimes happen. Options include more imaging (for example breast mri) to re-evaluate and determine if there actually is a lesion, and re-biopsy. The bottom line is that mammogram abnormality must still be explained, and the first biopsy unfortunately was unable to do that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I had an abnormal mammogram with ny first mammogram can I have an abnormal mammogram with my second?
After an abnormal mammogram and an abnormal ultrasound, what are the chances of the MRI coming back abnormal?
Can a 57 year old woman have breast cancer if last mammogram was 1.5 years ago and normal? Never had an abnormal mammogram. What stage cancer?
Yes: The normal mammograms in the past won't protect you from future breast cancer. Also, mammograms are about 80% sensitive for detecting cancer, so 20% of cancers won't be seen. 1.5 years is enough time for a cancer to double in size 6 times. If you have a lump, see your doctor. If not, please resume your screening mammography. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had both the same day, and the mammogram come back normal, but the ultrasound came back abnormal? Which one is more accurate?
Different: Mammogram and ultrasound look at different qualities. Mammogram is good at seeing tissue that is more dense than surrounding tissue and for calcifications. Ultrasound is good at seeing the whether those tissues are solid or fluid-filled or both. The two together, in addition to the physician's exam, help to create a more complete picture. Trust in your doctor to interpret these findings for you. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
On vacation right now but received a report on mammogram done four days ago. It stated I had abnormal lymph nodes on left ancillary nodes and calcifi?
Follow up: Obviously, you will need follow up. This is always the hardest, having to wait to get the final answers. Calcium can be an indicator of blood vessels or tumors. Both benign or malignant. Lymph nodes can be swollen for infection or tumors. You will need to contact your doctor to see if you need more xrays or biopsy. You should contact your doctor for appropriate follow up ...Read more
I had a suspicious mammogram and abnormal cells with pap smear. I amscheduled for further mamo and another pap. The 2 togethter worrisome or coincident?
Mammogram/Pap: They are most likely coincidental. A suspicious mammogram and abnormal cells in pap are findings on these screening tests, and they don't confirm the presence of cancer. But rarely certain types of breast cancer can metastasize to the uterine cervix. You definitely do need to follow up and find out what these findings really are. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hello! If there is an abnormal. Finding in a mammogram. Will they call u rigjt away? Soon? Or will still have to. Wait for v results inthe mail?
A mammogram showed a grape sized white area. The mammogram was redone and the white area is gone, butthere are white irregular vein type shapes spread out. Is itokay?
Check BIRADS: Mammogram reports will include a birads category in an attempt to standardize interpretation. A birads 0 means that additional testing is needed, such as a magnification view or an ultrasound. Birads 3 means that the abnormality is "probably benign" (<2% risk) and warrants 6-month follow-up. A biopsy is recommended for birads 4 and 5 abn, which have a 15-30% and >75% chance of being malignant. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Abnormal baseline: A recent large study found that the overall percentage of recalls (extra views) for nonbaseline mammograms was 11.5% (range, 9.6 %-24.9%), and the overall percentage of recalls for baseline exams was almost three times as high, at 28.4% (range, 18.4%-60.3%). Biopsy recommendations following diagnostic workups were also greater for baseline (5.2%) than nonbaseline (1.8%) exams. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is mammogram to be taken after 10 days of menstration? My menstration is irregular and I wAnt to have my mammogram now is it not accurate?
Generally the mammo: Should be scheduled during the first week of your cycle, but the timing is not that critical, so if you are unable to gauge your cycle, go ahead and schedule the mammo anyway. ...Read more
Would you have a partial mastectomy if your biopsy says big cell reaction and recently had mammogram and ultrasound and still adnormal?
Not enough info: I am not sure I understand the question. Did the biopsy show benign giant cell reaction? If so that is a benign foreign body reaction. Abnormal radiology findings by themselves does not indicate a need for partial mastectomy. But sometimes an open excisiobal biopsy is done if a needle biopsy result does not correlate to the x-ray findings. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
A friend told me her routine mammogram was abnormal. What does this mean and what should someone do if she receives this type of report?
Why do a breast ultrasound after a mammogram? Does it mean there’s something abnormal in my breast, or was the mammogram just not clear? My doctor won’t talk to me until after the ultrasound, but i’m worried now.
It means that: There was an abnormality or potential abnormality on the mammogram that required additional evaluation or confirmation with ultrasound. Or, if you have dense breasts, screening ultrasound may be performed as an adjunct test even if the mammo shows no abnormality. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My mammogram had irregular high density with indistinct margins at 1oclock...Having soreness also in the same breast (left) soreness has now spread?
I'm 28 and did ultrasound to my breasts. Dr. suggested mammogram as he found an irregular shape in my right breast. Is it helpful though I'm too young?
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