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Doctor insights on: Asymmetrical Nodule In Breast

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Can you have breast cancer without microcalcifications? mammogram shows nodules, but no microcalcifications. 3mm, 9mm, and 7mm. All asymmetry

Can you have breast cancer without microcalcifications? mammogram shows nodules, but no microcalcifications. 3mm, 9mm, and 7mm. All asymmetry

See Disclaimer: A typical mammogram will often cite a disclaimer stating something like a negative mammogram cannot exclude a malignancy. That means you cannot draw broad blanket conclusions, one way or the other, about micro-calcifications. You should have your breasts evaluated further by a breast surgeon. ...Read more

Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


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Would one CM nodule in breast be a health risk?

Would one CM nodule in breast be a health risk?

It depends: on its clinical and imaging features. It could be completely benign, or a cancer. In this respect, size doesn't really matter. ...Read more

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What further tests are needed after the detection of breast nodules?

What further tests are needed after the detection of breast nodules?

Exam +/- : When evaluating a woman who has found a nodule, the best test is to have a careful breast examination. Many perceived lumps are just "variations of normal", with reassurance& follow-up sufficient. If a true lump is found, i prefer to do an ultrasound+/- needle biopsy, if it appears solid and suspicious. A mammogram may also be helpful depending on one's age, but doesn't replace a biopsy. ...Read more

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What is a hypoechoic nodule in the breast area?

What is a hypoechoic nodule in the breast area?

Radiology term: That is a radiology term for a lesion that blocks ultrasound waves and makes a shadow on the ultrasound image. Sometimes correlates with denser tissue such as in malignancy in breasts. Your doctor can review the report with you. ...Read more

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What to do if I have 5 cystic nodules on my breast, is this normal?

Not usual: But it is not necessarily an indication of an underlying disease. I would discuss with your primary care physician or consider dermatological evaluation. A biopsy may be performed for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is a hypoechoic nodule of the breast measuring 0.5 is well circumscribed and ovoid?

What is a hypoechoic nodule of the breast measuring 0.5 is  well circumscribed  and ovoid?

Benign. : These are hallmarks of something that is not cancerous. It also needs to show no shadowing, and may have enhanced through-transmission. Probably a benign fibroadenoma, needs no follow up unless stated so by the interpreting doctor. Could be a cyst, same answer: should be benign. If it shadows, is tall, not completely smooth, or big all bets are off. Biopsy is easy with a core needle if needed. ...Read more

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On a mammogram what does stable right breast nodule consistent with benign etiology (BR-RADS 2 Benign) mean?

On a mammogram what does stable right breast nodule consistent with benign etiology (BR-RADS 2 Benign) mean?

BR-Rads 2: BI-RADS 2 means that your mammogram was normal (ie, no cancer), but other findings (eg, cysts) are described in the report. You should continue your routine screening. ...Read more

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I was recently told i had benign breast cysts and not to worry.. Are they the same as nodules? Because nodules seem dangerous?

I was recently told i had benign breast cysts and not to worry.. Are they the same as nodules? Because nodules seem dangerous?

Important: Nodules can include benign cysts, fibroadenomas, cancers.
Cysts rarely are cancer.
Regular exams and mammograms are important. ...Read more

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Multpl fibroadomata in breasts found in '03 follow up ultrasound shows 2 'new' hypoechoic nodules since other nodules unaltered. Is this normal? 41yrs

Multpl fibroadomata in breasts found in '03 follow up ultrasound shows 2 'new' hypoechoic nodules since other nodules unaltered. Is this normal? 41yrs

Fibroadenomas: Patients with numerous benign appearing nodules/fibroadenomas tend to have.....numerous nodules. It is not desirable, to attempt to document every one if they all look the same. So it is not at all unusual for a tech to document "new" lesions on follow up. You can see how this could lead to endless, and unnecessary, short interval follow ups. If they all look benign and similar, no worries. ...Read more

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Nodule breast 2003 - to date. 8 o clock.Wel def thin capsule.Mild lobulatd.mild well def parenchyma vasculrty&more superfcial margin.nodules septated?

Nodule breast 2003 - to date. 8 o clock.Wel def thin capsule.Mild lobulatd.mild well def parenchyma vasculrty&more superfcial margin.nodules septated?

Breast nodule: The ultrasound features you describe sound benign/probably benign. More importantly, if this nodule has been stable since 2003 there should be nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Yearly mammogram showed stable right breast nodule consistent with benign etiology (BR-RADS 2 Benign) stayed the same for 2 yrs should I be concern?

Yearly mammogram  showed stable right breast nodule consistent with benign etiology (BR-RADS 2 Benign) stayed the same for 2 yrs should  I be concern?

No concern: The mammo defines a malignant lesion as a stellate one usually with associated microcalcifications. A sono can suggest the nodule is a fibroadenoma or has fluid in it which is benign. An MRI can further elucidate the nature of the lesion. A malignancy does not remain stable in the breast but is noted to enlarge and invade surrounding tissue over a period of months. ...Read more

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Multiple hypoechoic nodules with benign features in both breasts. Sometimes hurting. Should I have anything to be worried about and have it removed?

Multiple hypoechoic nodules with benign features in both breasts. Sometimes hurting.  Should I have anything to be worried about and have it removed?

Fibrocystic breast: Talk to a general surgeon. Most likely you have fibrocystic breast disease, which is commonly confused with breast cancer (even by trained professionals) - but in your case, correctly determined to be "benign". A surgeon may be able to remove some of the cysts, but they may return. Talk to a surgeon about options for removal, a doctor about other treatments (heating pads, NSAIDs like Naproxen, &c) ...Read more

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What's the difference between a breast nodule and a breast cyst?

What's the difference between a breast nodule and a breast cyst?

Solid v Fluid-Filled: A "nodule" is a generic term for a breast lump. Common causes include "lumpy-bumpy" breast tissue ("fibrocystic changes"), tumors (benign or malignant), and cysts (fluid-filled;benign). A thorough history and physical examination supplemented by ultrasound+/-mammography+/-biopsy will help sort this out. ...Read more

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I have yearly mammo and my last one said BI-RADS 2 benign stable right breast nodule consistent with beign etiology should I be concerned?

I have yearly mammo and my last one said BI-RADS 2 benign stable right breast nodule consistent with beign etiology should I be concerned?

Minimal concern: Like your skin, your breasts can have any number of "blemishes" that aren't cancer. A nodule that is diagnosed as BIRADS-2 can be thought of as a birthmark that doesn't have a chance of becoming cancer, but will always be noticed on screening. Always worth keeping an eye on though, but no reason to concern yourself right now. ...Read more

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On a mammogram what does stable right breast nodule consistent with benign etiology (BR-RADS 2 Benign) should I have had a biopsy dr wasn't concerned ?

On a mammogram what does stable right breast nodule consistent with benign etiology (BR-RADS 2 Benign) should I have had a biopsy dr wasn't concerned ?

Routine screenin: ACR currently recommends routine screening for Birads 2. In practice it is used as a synonym classification for birads 1 for those wishing to make a minor distinction or trained not to use the word normal for legal concern that it is too broad a term. ...Read more

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Mammogram results: 10mm lobulated nodule in left breast. Explain.

Mammogram results: 10mm lobulated nodule in left breast.  Explain.

That description: is not specific enough to venture a guess as to the level of suspicion. Other mammographic/sonographic features will determine how suspicious it is, and whether biopsy is indicated. Was this a screening mammo? Likely you will need additional mammo views and an ulltrasound for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Breast u/s: well circumscribed hypoechoic solid nodules slightly lobulated wider than taller 2cm x 1cm and 0.84cm x 0.47cm means??

All of those: ultrasound features point toward a probably benign etiology, possibly fibroadenomas(a common benign nodule). Management is usually short interval follow up in 6 months or needle biopsy for confirmation. ...Read more

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Five cysts and one solid nodule found in my breast. Is it serious? Need to remove it or wait for another check up after four months?

Five cysts and one solid nodule found in my breast. Is it serious? Need to remove it or wait for another check up after four months?

Cysts: diagnosed with ultrasound are benign lesions that generally require no further management or follow up. Depending on its specific imaging features, a solid nodule may be of no concern, require short interval follow up, or need a biopsy. How did they describe the nodule? At the end of the report there should be a BIRADS code summarizing the level of suspicion. ...Read more

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Five cysts and one solid nodule found in my wife breast! is it serious? Need to remove or wait for another check up after few months?

Five cysts and one solid nodule found in my wife breast! is it serious? Need to remove or wait for another check up after few months?

Biopsy needed: A solid nodule in the breast requires tissue sampling for a diagnosis. Most lumps are benign, but you can not be sure without examining the tissue under a microscope. ...Read more

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I had a mammogram done and they told me that in my right breast that I have a nodule that is solid and compacted...But I have pain in my left breast?

I had a mammogram done and they told me that in my right breast that I have a nodule that is solid and compacted...But I have pain in my left breast?

Breast nodule: You will probably need at least a breast sonogram to further evaluate the nodule. Based on the mammographic/sonographic features, the radiologist will assess the probability that it could be cancer, and this will determine whether short interval follow up or biopsy is appropriate. ...Read more

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Mammogram showed bilateral normal calcs. L. breast 4 sm cysts and 1 nodule .1mm that couldn't be determined on U/S. Biop. scheduled. Chance of CA?

Mammogram showed bilateral normal calcs.  L. breast 4  sm cysts and 1 nodule .1mm that couldn't be determined on U/S.  Biop. scheduled.  Chance of CA?

Mammogram: If a mass seen on mammogram shows signs such as calcifications, cysts, masses etc that are associated with cancer, a biopsy will be recommended to know for sure. However these findings can also be seen in normal tissue. Only a biopsy will tell for sure. Try to relax for now and I would recommend following through with the biopsy ...Read more

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What is the different between a breast nodule and a cyst I was told to return for 6 month follow up because their seen a nodule cyst and it not cancer?

What is the different between a breast nodule and a cyst I was told to return for 6 month follow up because their seen a nodule cyst and it not cancer?

Cyst is fluid filled: nodule is solid, very little fluid
cyst is mostly fluid filled

cyst is less likely to be a problem. Can be drained
nodule if it grows fast, or irregular features, may need biopsy or removal ...Read more