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Mammo in 2006 said probably fibroadenoma, sono in 2006 inconclusive. 2009 sono BIRADS 2. No followup after that. No chance in size. Should be worried?
You need follow up: If you are 33 now, breast lump was diagnosed at about 20 yr age, fibroadenoma (s) common at that age, and no follow up for 5 yrs, you need to see a breast surgeon, for evaluation, possible image guided core needle biopsy. If diagnosis is fibroadenoma a benign lesion removal is best option or it can be observed will not disappear, now it is up to you. ...Read more
Birads 0 with no signs or symptom of cancer on mammogram means incomplete meaning the mammogram was done incorrectly? Or what does it mean exactly?
Incomplete: It means that the mammographic evaluation is incomplete based on the screening exam. The radiologist has identified a potential abnormality that requires special extra views, and possibly ultrasound, to completely evaluate and render a final diagnosis. Many times it turns out to be nothing, sometimes it is something that needs a biopsy. ...Read more
Fibroadenoma in 33 y old. Report: oval, well circumscribed lesion 0.4 inch wide. Birad 3. follow up 3 mths. No biopsy done. Chance of being cancer?
It is a benign tumor: Fibroadenoma is a common condition among the young females. The diagnosis is frequently made on physical examination and confirmed with a mammogram. A biopsy is not required unless it starts to grow and increase in size. So you can watch it for 6 months up to one year and note any change in size and have a follow up visit with your doctor at least once yearly. ...Read more
Birads of 0 with no signs or symptoms of cancer mammogram. What does this exactly mean can it be cancer? Or just needs a better look at a certain part?
Birads 0: This radiology finding means the radiologist wants to compare your current study to any prior studies, or that additional radiology testing may be indicated. See this site: http://www.Cancer.Org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/mammogramsandotherbreastimagingprocedures/mammograms-and-other-breast-imaging-procedures-mammo-report. ...Read more
BI-RADS is an acronym for Breast Imaging-Reporting and Data System, a quality assurance tool originally designed for use with mammography. The system is a collaborative effort of many health groups but is published and trademarked by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
3 means: probably benign. ...Read more
Mammo report NO INTERVAL CHANGES NOTED mean finding HETEROGENEOUSLY DENSE which may OBSCURE SMALL MASSES BIRADS 2 BENIGN FINDING why unltrasound?
Mammo shows Heterogeneously dense breasts Birads 2 Benign finding Dr wants a untrasound I think its pointless Mammo is normal what should I do?
Trust your doctor: Have a discussion with your doctor about your hesitation. Find out why your doctor wants the US performed. Maybe the clinical examination warrants additional examination. Worse case scenario the US is benign. No radiation. ...Read more
What does a birads 3 mean on mri. My mam screening had a density show up, dignastic said irreg focal asy. Den. Mri asy fibroglandular tissue. What to?
Repeat in 6 months: I recommend following up with a breast specialist who can examine you and review the films. Birads-3 means there is a benign (noncancerous) finding that should be repeated in 6 months to make sure it is stable. ...Read more
Mammo:ill marginated focal assymetry, sono:two lipomas or intramamary lymphs, mri:looks benign but birads 4, and recommends biopsy. I'm confused/scared!
Seek expert opinion: I would advise that you consult a breast cancer surgeon or medical oncologist who has reputation of being a specialist in breast diseases/cancer. Based on your history, you may need to have a biopsy of the lumps/masses/ shadows that you have mentioned. That is the final solution to any palpable/visible lump in the breast. This will remove your anxiety which is due to the uncertainty you are facin. ...Read more
No.: Dense breast tissue is a sort of disclaimer since mammography may not be as reliable for cancer screening in affected people. In contrast, birads is a classification for specific abnormalities seen on mammograms which help guide our decisions for the "next step" in the work-up of this specific abnormality, ie, biopsy, short-term follow up, ultrasound, etc. ...Read more
My mammogram birad is 0 with asymmetrical increased density in my right breast. Does this mean cancer?
Not necessarily: Birads categories are just a shorthand way of communicating. Zero means test results are not certain, and you need another test to find out what's going on. You may need a close up mammogram, ultrasound, or maybe even a biopsy. In my experience, about 80% of the time it turns out to be something benign. Do follow up about it to be sure. ...Read more
Mammo shows Heterogeneously dense breasts Birads 2 Benign finding what does then mean Heterogeneously dense breast?
Breast tissue variab: The breast tissue density among women is quite variable and ranges from dense to lucent and any degree of mixed forms (that is what heterogeneous means as opposed to homogeneous). The breast that is very dense can sometimes hide a small breast Cancer. That is why such women are advised to have examination with an ultrasound in addition to mammography. You do not seem to have that problem. ...Read more
Mammo shows Heterogeneously dense breasts Birads 2 Benign finding had a ultrasound Hosp dr said no change from2012 everything is same is itgood new?
It sounds: Like everything is fine.Get a more detailed answer ›
BIRADS 3: BIRADS 3 is defined as probably benign, with ...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!
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Mammo shows Heterogeneously dense which may obsure sm masses Birads 2 breasts no suspicious masses dr wanting ultrasound report said annual mammo?
Mom 45+ on mammogram got a negative on right breast and BIRADS 2 on the left. Can this cause any harm? And how frequently should she go for mammogram
No harm: Original dx of breast Ca made by palpating tumor mass. With mammo small non palpable tumors can now be defined. The better mammo now detects clusters of microcalcification which on localization bx can detect Ca in situ before invasive Ca develops. Birads 2 of minor significance and should be rechecked in 4-6 mo. If neg. Repeat in 1 yr. Monthly physical still important in lying down position. ...Read more
My wife US Showed Bilateral fibrocystic disease and ductectasia (BIRADs II). small right sided fibroadenoma (BIRADs III). Bilateral enlarged axillary lymph nodes, likely reactional. What should She do? Is it serious? Thanks
Talk to doctor: Your doctor should be the one who can discuss these issues with you. It does not seem that she has any cancerous lesions but then one needs to examine the lymph nodes to be sure. ...Read more
Mammo shows Heterogeneously dense breasts Birads 2 Benign finding what does Heterogeneously dense breast mean? My dr wants a ultrasound is it needed?
Uniform dense breast: In the young female the breast is extremely dense and consists of mostly breast tissue. With age, the breast tissue is dispersed with fatty tissue so that over 35yo mammo can be performed and one can visualize breast tissue. In some patients over 50 the mammo shows only sheets of dense breast tissue with no fat spread interstitially. Here a small lesion can only be detected by ultrasound. ...Read more
Breast biopsy needed, abnormal cells in bloody aspirate from a cyst. Can no longer be found on u/s should I have an MRI or leave it? Birads 3
Two masses in breast, one is cyst, the other is BIRADS 4a subtype, accroding to ultrasound. Would you surgical removmal, biopsy or conservative waiting?
See a breast surgeon: I am not concerned about the cyst. But the second mass has been read suspicious/abnormal by the Radiologist. Most likely it is a Fibro-adenoma which is a benign tumor, mostly occurring in young females. Fibroadeenomas can be manged in 2 different ways but it requires a Surgeon to make this decision. It could be removed if it is large (>3cm) or observed by your surgeon. He may or may not biopsy it f ...Read more
Mammogram shows Heterogeneously dense which may obsure small masses Birads 2 both breast no suspicious masses why is my dr sending me for a ultrasound?
No: In almost all women, one breast is larger, lower than the other and that is quite normal. You may address any other issues at your next visit to your doctor. ...Read more
Can fibroadipose tissue of breast show as a large nonmass hetrogeneous enhancement on breast MRI of birad 4. If not what cancer is likely to?
Possibly.: Most Birads 4 lesions turn out to be benign. If it is cancerous, the usual suspects are in play, including invasive and in situ ducal carcinoma, with a tilt towards lobular carcinoma. ...Read more
44 no fam hx breast cancer. Mammo shows small cluster microcalcifications. I do have fibroglandular density with birad 2. Don't smoke, high caffeine?
BiRads II?: If your mammogram was read as Birads 2 you have less to worry about. BI-RADS II is a benign category. A cluster of microcacifications can be worrisome for breast-cancer. You should probably clarify this result with your doc to make sure no further testing is needed as the results seem contradictory. Best wishes! ...Read more
1st mammo ever cluster amorphous microcalc, BIRADS 3, MRI was clear, 6 mnth follow up. Areola shape is now different on affected breast, alert doctor?
Yes, it could: Be Paget's disease of the nipple, affecting the shape of areola. It is best to show it to your doctor. ...Read more
Ultrasound: Left Breast=scattered benign appearing cysts, an adjacent nonvascular hypoechoic nodule compatible w a fibroadenoma is noted. ACR BIRADS Category2, No further imaging workup is necessary, Fibrocystic changes, 25 yrs old. I'm scared HELP?
The BiRads: Category 2 indicates benign findings and from your reports, I would agree with that. Cysts are common and benign, and fibroadenomas are quite well identified on ultrasound. This is supported by it being non-vascular...without blood supply. Cancers have a blood supply. I would continue to monitor your breasts and return to your doctor for an exam in 6 months. And then stop worrying. ..you're ok. ...Read more
My mammogram report results came back birads 4 but my sonogram report came back negative so why does my doctor recommend a breast biopsy?
Because. ..: If a suspicious lesion is noted on mammography an us is obtained. This allows for better definition of the lesion in the breast. However, a "negative" us does not rule out an underlying problem and the correct next step is to proceed with your physicians recommendation, in this case a biopsy. None of the imaging techniques are perfect, the final decision is based on all the information. ...Read more
Had a MRI done came back with r lesion, multiple subcentimeter cyst both breast. Impression says birads 3 mother had b cancer. What is birad 3?
Probably benign: The examination has a 97% likelihood of being benign (no malignancy in either breast.) the recommendation for a birads 3 report is to repeat the examination in 6 months. ...Read more
Ultrasound showed 2 cysts in each breast also debri. Doctor said no cancer all benign. Follow up 6 months. Why is this a birads 3? Should I be worried?
Those findings: Could be appropriately categorized as BIRADS 2 (benign), according to the latest published ACR guidelines. ...Read more
I was diagnosed w/ intraductal papilloma last October 2015 on my left breast. But currently the results of my ultrasound & mammogram was birads 4 again. Do I need to undergo excision for the said mass found on the same breast?
Breast ultrasound showed 4 tiny cysts 3 with debri. Doctor said all is benign she sees no cancer. She made it a birad 3 extremely worried should I be?
Probably not.: Birads 3 means probably benign, for a 6 mo. Follow-up. One cyst with debris may be questionable. Multiple suggests a benign process. While this sounds most likely benign and nothing to worry about, if you continue to have concerns, ask your md to get a second opinion, or a follow-up ultrasound in 3 mos. Biopsy would not appear to be indicated at the present time. ...Read more
39 yo extremely dense fibrocystic breasts w/well-circumscribed macrolobulated hypoechoic mass 11:00 left breast 3cm above nipple BIRAD 4? Cancer?
No easy answer: It is imperative that you talk with the physician who took care of you. There are many possibilities and I would have to know more about these findings to give you my best opinion. ...Read more
45 yrs. Right breast and armpit pain and tnderness. Extremely dense breasts. Mri shows 6cm non mass enhancement regional asymmetric. Birad 4. Cancer?
1st mammogram ever and abnormal, family history breast cancer. Single group amorphous microcalcs in left breast. US BIRAD 3 and now going for MRI. Biopsy?
A grouping: Of amorphous calcifications is probably not appropriate for BIRAD category 3 (probably benign). Although they are still likely going to be benign, stereotactic needle biopsy may be more appropriate management, and BIRAD 4 a more appropriate category. Breast MRI is generally not that useful in the imaging work up of microcalcifications. ...Read more