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Doctor insights on: Bilateral Breast Calcifications

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What percentage of breast calcifications are benign?

What percentage of breast calcifications are benign?

Depends on age: 49 year old female asks, What percentage of breast calcifications are benign? Depends on shape and character. On Mammogram Bigger calcium deposits, Macrocalcifications, that tend to be rounded dots & scattered about tend to be benign and occurs in about 50% of women >50years & in about 10% of those ...Read more

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Have fibroanedemas and small cluster of breast calcifications, can fibroanedemas cause micro or macro calcifications or other cause likely, am 70+?

Have fibroanedemas and small cluster of breast calcifications, can fibroanedemas cause micro or macro calcifications or other cause likely,  am 70+?

Second guessing: The radiology report of the mammogram should give specific information about findings and follow up. If you feel unsure of the interpretation consider a second opinion. ...Read more

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Is it cause for alarm that my doctor tells me I have breast calcifications that need further investigation. I am 37 and in good health?

Is it cause for alarm that my doctor tells me I have breast calcifications that need further investigation. I am 37 and in good health?

Yes if recommended: Breast microcalcifications on mammogram may or may not be clinically important. If the radiologist read the mammogram as a category 4 and "suspicious" you should proceed with further investigation. ...Read more

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Radiology? Chest CT = 2mm nod. Have benign breast calcifications & seb keratosis on chest. Repeat scan tomorrow. Should I mention to rad? CRC prev.

Radiology? Chest CT = 2mm nod. Have benign breast calcifications & seb keratosis on chest. Repeat scan tomorrow. Should I mention to rad? CRC prev.

No need: CT of the chest, because of the way the images are obtained, does not confuse skin lesions with possible lung nodules as can happen with plain chest xray. If the Chest CT is being repeated due to worry about whether a 2mm nodule in the lungs might be a skin lesion then there is no need to repeat it. ...Read more

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I have few scattered calcific foci in bilateral breast.No other focal lesion seen in mammogram of both breasts.Should i get worried?

I have few scattered calcific foci in bilateral breast.No other focal lesion seen in mammogram of both breasts.Should i get worried?

Concerned: And follow-up. To be calcified, these have existed for a while. Self and professional exams are important, along with excellent mammograms. Your gyn and / or breast specialist will follow with you. ...Read more

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Ct scan shows small calcific densities measuring 3.5mm in the right lobe of thyroid gland. Any suggestions on what this could be please? I had breast cancer in 08 but no mestateses and n full remission w br ca. Tysvm! I love you guys.

Ct scan shows small calcific densities measuring 3.5mm in the right lobe  of thyroid gland. Any suggestions on what this could be please? I had breast cancer in 08 but no mestateses and n full remission w br ca. Tysvm! I love you guys.

Many things: Thyroid calcifications are relatively common. Some of them are an indication of thyroid cancer. The first thing to do is to get a neck ultrasound, which is better than ct in visualizing the thyroid, and thyroid function tests. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have benign breast calcification surgically removed?

Is it normal to have benign breast calcification surgically removed?

Breast calcification: Benign breast calcifications do not have indication to be removed surgically. ...Read more

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What is calcification and non-invasive cancer of the breast like?

What is calcification and non-invasive cancer of the breast like?

If new merits eval: On mammogram calcifications can be seen frequently. Depending on their pattern and whether or not they are new, they can be characterized as either benign or suspicious appearing calcifications. This is a separate topic while related to noninvasive breast cancer which in most women is managed in a similar manner to invasive disease, other than no chemotherapy. This is a very large topic. Acs.Org. ...Read more

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If I was just diagnosed with a birad 4 micro calcification cluster in right breast, it looks linear and kinda branches out like a tree. CA likely?

Birad 4: is a "suspicious" calcification and needs BIOPSY! Hope this helps and remember EARLY detection is what it's all about!!! Good Luck and Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more