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Asymmetrical Nodule In Breast
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
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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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
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
On a mammogram what does stable right breast nodule consistent with benign etiology (BR-RADS 2 Benign) mean?
I was recently told i had benign breast cysts and not to worry.. Are they the same as nodules? Because nodules seem dangerous?
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
Nodule breast 2003 - to date. 8 o clock.Wel def thin capsule.Mild lobulatd.mild well def parenchyma vasculrty&more superfcial margin.nodules septated?
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
On a mammogram what does stable right breast nodule consistent with benign etiology (BR-RADS 2 Benign) mean? what's does the meaning of etiology?
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
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
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
3D mamagram came back with change of breast findings and nodule. They compared the last 2 they had on file from last year and 6ths before that?
I recently had a mammogram in left breast one nodule, in right numerous. what is this usually a sign of? I also have had breast augumentation 23 yrs a
Yearly mammo showed stable rgt breast nodule consistent with benign etiology (BR-RADS 2 Benign) stayed the same for 2yrs im confused YESorNO be worry?
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
I have yearly mammo and my last one said BI-RADS 2 benign stable right breast nodule since 2012 consistent with beign etiology should I be concerned
No: Follow up with your doctor and do follow up mammograms as recommended. ...Read more
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
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
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?
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
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
Hi as my breast utz stated solid hypoehoic nodule is noted with its characteristics, solid, lobulated,fairly defined border. Should I worry with this?
Difficult to say: based on limited info, but this sounds like either a BIRADS category 3(probably benign, ...Read more