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Suspicious clusters of pleomorphic calcifications found on one breast only during mammogram?

Suspicious clusters of pleomorphic calcifications found on one breast only during mammogram?

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

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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? :(

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

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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?

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

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Ultrasound of breast didn't show lumps but instead calcification spots not in skin. Inconclusive, how worried should I be?

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

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I had cancerous calcification on my right breasts. I also had a lumpectomy and radiation, but why is the cancer coming back?

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

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