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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
Mammo shows Heterogeneously dense which may obsure sm masses Birads 2 breasts no suspicious masses dr wanting ultrasound report said annual mammo ?
You're overdue : It may be somewhat uncomfortable but tolerable and well worth it. Mammography has decreased breast cancer mortality by up to 50%. If you get one every year rather than every other your chances of dying from breast cancer go down 30%. 20% of cancers are in women in their 40's. What have you been waiting for? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Breast exam by dr- "mass" found- painful did an excisional biopsy, not seen on mammo, ultrasound, had to go deeper possible lipoma-in anyway cancer?
Possibly: Sounds like you had a palpable breast mass that wasn't identified by either mammogram or ultrasound. You have had biopsy, which will provide a definitive answer to the question of "what is it?" mammogram and ultrasound are good, but not perfect, at identifying areas of concern.. Having a biopsy, as you did, is the only way to know for sure what this area is/was. ...Read more
Found breast lump, dr ordered ultrasound and then radiologist wanted mammogram. Would i really need both?
Mri shows benign looking 1.6 cm supraclavicular node-dr recommends I see hemotologist oncologist. Possibly malignant even if benign looking? Lymphoma?
Excision.: If this node is easily accessible, then it should be removed for definitive diagnosis. Tests like ultrasound and MRI can suggest benignity or malignancy, but taking it out and sending it to the lab would give us the most accurate and reliable answer. Bring the MRI to a surgeon and see about having it removed. ...Read more
Test results:fnac breast sol benign proliferated lesion. Fnac thyroid adenomatoid nodule, cystic degeneration.What should be done? Can you please advise.
Be glad: Be thankful that you enjoy good health. Let your physician know of new masses in your thyroid or breast. Continue to be screened for early cancers like everyone else. ...Read more
Mammo:ill marginated focal assymetry, sono:two lipomas or intramamary lymphs, mri:looks benign but birads 4, and recommends biopsy.Im 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mammogram results-intramammographic benign lymph nodes. Huge family history of breast, ovarian, and cervical cancer. Should I be worried and pursue this?
BRCA: If you have a strong family history of breast and ovarian cancer you should ask for BRCA genetic testing. This tests your genetic risk for developing these cancers. There are several companies that do this test and individualized treatment plans can be created. Cervical cancer is not related to family history but rather exposure to the sexually transmitted HPV virus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ultrasound revealed a prominent lymph node and cyst in armpit doctor told me ultrasound was negative but requested a biopsy. I'm 18. Cancer possible?
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?
Have fibrocystic breast disease. Ultrasound shows 1cm well circumscribed breast nodule and doc wants biopsy? Normal procedure?
Yes: Core needle biopsy is routine procedure for any mass found on mammography or ultrasound. It doesn't sound like it is cancer, but the reason you had the ultrasound in the first place is to see if there were anything that your doctor can't feel on exam, right? Now that they see something, you need to find out what it is. By doing a biopsy, you will know for sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not yet but coming..: Currently, the standard is physical examinations and mammograms annually. However, several companies are developing a blood test for breast cancer. This has the potential to detect tumor-associated antibodies and serum proteins that correlate with cancer cells in the breast prior to being detectable on routine imaging. This may be especially helpful in women with dense breasts. Stay tuned ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mammo: focal asymmetry, sono: lipomas and adenopahies, surgeon recommend come back in 3 month, radiologist recommends mri:why?
Depends...: Depends upon radiologists degree of suspicion. It seems as if the radiologist wants to better evaluate the area of focal asymmetry, especially if there are no prior mammograms for comparative evaluation. Does the surgeon have any information which the radiologist does not? For a definitive pathological evaluation, a stereotactic core biopsy would give the best answer, without a diagnosis delay. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mammogram: ill marginated focal asymetry of low density in left axilary tail. Sonogram:2 lipomas not correlated to mammogram findings. Doc send me to surgeon, what should I expect?Im scared!
See breast doctor: A breast surgeon will put all the pieces together to get the definitive answer or recommend a biopsy. He/She will get a history, perform breast exam and look at your films. If a biopsy is needed, make sure it is a needle biopsy and NOT a surgical biopsy. Just because you are seeing a surgeon, does not mean you need surgery. Good luck!! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
2 breast lumps, movable, 34y/o, likely fibrocystic or breast cancer? No family history. Ultrasound scheduled this week.
Would a doctor only request a biopsy if something looked suspicious on ultrasound? Never had 2nd usound to check if shrink/grow (lymph node and cyst)
Precaution: Sometimes a doctor requests a repeat study in radiology or a biopsy just as a precaution to be sure the condition is benign. Many cysts are a benign condition, but I do not know where your lymph node & cyst are located. Best thing is for you to ask your doctor WHY are these being ordered for you. ...Read more
Got clinical breast exam done Bilateral mild Fibroadenosis diagonised, doctor said mammogram not needed. Should I get one?
Thyroid ultrasound shows new mural nodule, calcifications, masses, lesions, and lymphadenopathy. Possible cancer?
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