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I just got a mammogram in February and it came back a 1 with bilateral benign clarifications. i recently felt a mass close to my nipple, which i can?

I just got a mammogram in February  and it came back a 1 with bilateral benign clarifications. i recently felt a mass close to my nipple, which i can?

Regardless: of how the mammo was interpreted, if you feel a new Breast mass, see your doctor for en evaluation. You may need a Breast ultrasound and/or additional mammographic views. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Mammogram (Definition)

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


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Bilateral calcifications were seen in the upper right area on a baseline mammogram. Can breastfeeding cause calcifications? I just stopped nursing 6 months ago...

Bilateral calcifications were seen in the upper right area on a baseline mammogram.  Can breastfeeding cause calcifications?  I just stopped nursing 6 months ago...

Yes: There are many things than can cause calcifications in your breasts. Breast tissue is very dynamic and turns over like your uterus (with each cycles). Fortunately, most calcifications are benign (not bad), and a good close-up view is all that is needed. Talk with your radiologist, and they should be able to give you an idea of what they think. ...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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69'yr old male had bilteral breast ultrasound. Waited while dr. Reviewed images. Ordered immediate mammograms. Does this mean problem? Very nervous

Not necessarily : It means the radiologist is a thorough fellow who wants to be sure of what he/she is seeing because someone's health is resting on his/her hands. Take it easy and wait for the results. I realize it's easier said than done but do your best. Good luck. ...Read more

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Got clinical breast exam done Bilateral mild Fibroadenosis diagonised, doctor said mammogram not needed. Should I get one?

Got clinical breast exam done Bilateral mild Fibroadenosis diagonised, doctor said mammogram not needed. Should I get one?

Likely not needed: Current national policy guidelines in the U.S. Recommend first mammogram at 40 years old unless you have mother or sister diagnosed with breast cancer at a young age. ...Read more

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Mammogram shows macro calcifications,& bilateral axillary sub cm nodes. Ultrasound shows normal readings. Strong family history of bc &uterine cancer.

Mammogram shows macro calcifications,& bilateral axillary sub cm nodes. Ultrasound shows normal readings. Strong family history of bc &uterine cancer.

Tested for gene?: Have you been tested for the BRCA gene yet? Breast, ovarian and colon cancer are associated with that gene. Uterine cancer usually will show a thickness in the lining of the uterus (endometrium) on ultrasound or irregular bleeding. Keep seeing your MD for regular evaluations and good luck. ...Read more

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Have bilateral breast tenderness for six months. Getting ultrasound and mammogram. Is breast cancer the primary concern with these symptoms.

Have bilateral breast tenderness for six months.  Getting ultrasound and mammogram.  Is breast cancer the primary concern with these symptoms.

More like Gynecomast: Breast cancer is typically not tender and is not likely to be bilateral in a male patient(does happen in female breast cancer but it is very rare). ...Read more

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Had ultrasound and mammogram 4 bilteral male breast tenderness had for 6 mths. Why do both? Are either gynecomastia or cancer possible?

Had ultrasound and mammogram  4 bilteral male breast tenderness had for 6 mths.  Why do both?  Are either gynecomastia or cancer possible?

Important to exclude: Yes both are possible and need to be excluded. Late gynecomastia development may be caused by hormonal imbalance as a side effect of medications. ...Read more

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There is a heterogeneous fibroglandular distribution. There are axillary lymph nodes present bilaterally. mammogram report, any worries?

 There is a heterogeneous fibroglandular distribution.  There are axillary lymph nodes present bilaterally. mammogram report, any worries?

Heterogenous: fibroglandular distribution is simply an assessment of breast density, and doesn't imply that there is any abnormality. "Dense" breasts may make the mammo more difficult to interpret, and therefore may decrease the sensitivity for detecting cancer, however. Axillary lymph nodes are commonly present on mammography, and unless they look abnormal, are not a cause for concern. ...Read more