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Bilateral Breast Calcifications
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
Have fibroanedemas and small cluster of breast calcifications, can fibroanedemas cause micro or macro calcifications or other cause likely, am 70+?
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?
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
I have few scattered calcific foci in bilateral breast. No other focal lesion seen in mammogram of both breasts. Should I get worried?
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
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.
Breast calcification: Benign breast calcifications do not have indication to be removed surgically. ...Read more
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
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?
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
I had cancerous calcification on my right breasts. I also had a lumpectomy and radiation, but why is the cancer coming back?
We Wish We Knew: There is nothing more frustrating than cancer recurrence, especially when one is given a "clean bill of health" after treatment. Unfortunately, some breast cancers can recur--if its in the breast alone, a mastectomy may be necessary; if its elsewhere in the body, this requires chemotherapy. If you are unclear about this, please discuss at length with your cancer doctor. Good luck! ...Read more
What is an irregular rounded hypoechoic nodule with spiculated margins and tiny focus of calcification of the breast. Is it normally malignant
Biopsy needed: You will be ok.Get a more detailed answer ›
Ultrasound of breast didn't show lumps but instead calcification spots not in skin. Inconclusive, how worried should I be?
Breast calcification: Calcifications in the breast tissue are seen frequently on mammography. The important distinction is whether they are clustered close together or spread out randomly in the breast tissue. Sometimes a better image is obtained by magnification views on mammogram, and if there is any suspicion of something serious then MRI would be good to do. A physical exam of the breasts is also important. ...Read more
Both breasts show heterogeneous echopattern. No mass lesion or calcification seen. No evident ductal dilatation or skin thickening noted. Meaning?
Likely benign: Imaging of the breast is imperfect at best. Heterogeneity in the breast is a common finding typically leading to class ii or birads 2 result on the mammogram. This is almost always a benign finding and is typical of a one-year follow-up repeat mammogram. The procedure is generally very low risk with very low levels of radiation. Get a clinical breast exam from your doctor and repeat mammo. ...Read more
What is causing all my calcifications? In the breast, neck, fibroids (had hyst,)now need spleen removed because of calcification on it
Shortness of breath, pain by ribs under right breast. X ray showed major calcification. Doc says it's not normal for female my age. What can I do?
Need to see picture. Pain not likely related. Where did you grow up? TBC?
What does he think it is due to?
Are you a spelunker? ...Read more
Palpable lumpin breast. Mammo-benign calcification biradsiii. Fnac-inflammatory lesion possibility of fat necrosis. Lump reduced. Taking antibiotics. Next?
Calcification on left breast. Need a needle core biopsy. Feel swollen under left arm but don't feel a lump. Would my mammos detect underarm too?
Breast is priority: Your priority and that of the mammogram is to detect early breast lesions so that a needle biopsy dx can be rendered. The underarm swelling may be due to enlarged lymph nodes for which no x-ray is needed (you already know that they are enlarged). If the breast bx is malignant, the following step will be surgery that may include sampling of the lymph nodes (like sentinel node). ...Read more
No: These usually are genetically related rather than related to fat. ...Read more
Breast Conserving RX: The surgical rx of breast cancer requires a lumpectomy or a mastectomy. Survival rates are the same regardless of rx. Most women are candidates for either provided that the cancer is localized to just one region of the breast & are willing to undergo radiation therapy, which is almost always required after lumpectomy. ...Read more
My mum has calcifications in one of her breasts and she had a biopsy and getting the results back soon. What are the chances of them being cancer? : (
Breast calcification: Calcifications in breast tissue are NOT always cancerous but sometimes help to show up an area that is - were they rounded or spiculated?? Spiculated (or spiked) ones are usually not a good finding. Additionally the tissue should have been x-ray'ed to make sure all of the calcifications seen were removed. She will need close followup if benign. ...Read more
May need biopsy.: Calcifications won't turn into anything, but rather are a sign that something is going on in that area. There are different types of calcifications and depending on their appearance, may require a biopsy to rule out early breast cancer or in situ breast cancer (DCIS). There are many types of calcifications that don't need a biopsy and if biopsy proven to be benign, they don't need to be excised. ...Read more
Needs biopsy: Suspicious cluster opleomorphic microcalcifications on mgram may be due to breast cancer. Therefore you need to undergo a biopsy. Usually they sggest a stereotactic biopsy which is a type od percutaneous needle biopsy n a special x-ray table. Please follow with a breast carer specialist or a radiologist experien in this procedure. ...Read more
At what age do people get micro calcifications in their breast? Do they ever turn into cancer if benign?
I had a breast biopsy which came bad showing fibroadenatous with calcifications tissue. Is there anything further I should have done?
Benign lesion: The tissue submitted for examination to the pathologist is benign. However, these results do not say anything about rest of the breast. It would be prudent to discuss the matter with your doctor who likely has more information regarding your health. ...Read more
I have a cluster of calcifications that have sharp rod like edges...Doc want to monitor. Should I gave biopsy...I gave extremely dense breasts 49 yrs?
Maybe: Needle biopsy, usually under stereotactic guidance for calcifications, is a reasonable alternative to short interval follow up if there is undue anxiety or other reasons for not waiting. "Probably benign" calcifications (those that short interval follow up is recommended for) have less than 3% chance of malignancy. Discuss your concerns with your doctor. ...Read more
I had a hystectomy for fibroid tumors. Now I have calcifications in my breasts neck on my spleen. Is this related?
If small calcifications show up on a digital mammogram and not on a breast sonogram. Should I be concerned?
Calcifications: Small calcifications may be difficult or impossible to visualize on ultrasound, while being relatively easy to see on the mammogram. The fact that the calcifications are not seen on US doesn't make them any more or less suspicious. Speak to your doctor about the next steps to take. ...Read more
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