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Fibroadenoma Vs Cancer Ultrasound
History invasive breast cancer, US of thyroid show multiple solid nodule, largest 1.5 CM w/microcalcifications & hypervascularity. Odds of malignancy?
An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more
Needs investigation: Although breast calcifications may not necessarily mean cancer, pleomorphic calcifications are suspicious. A biopsy should be done. Talk to your doctor. Pleomorphism means that something is of varying shape and characteristics. A non-cancerous or benign calcification will be read as "benign-appearing". Don't delay your biopsy. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Thyroid ultrasound shows new mural nodule, calcifications, masses, lesions, and lymphadenopathy. Possible cancer?
Need more info: "cancerous change" can mean many things. There are different pre-cancerous changes seen on breast biopsies, such as ADH (vasopressin) or alh (atypical ductal or atypical lobular hyperplasia). There are early cancers called dcis or lcis (ductal carcinoma in situ or lobular carcinoma in situ). Hopefully this is nothing, but we need more information. Make sure to follow-up with your doctor! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mom had lobular breast cancer at 52. Brca negative. Is lobular breast cancer more genetic based than ductal?
No its medullary: a quote from Lancethttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9167459: "The occurrence of invasive lobular carcinoma and invasive ductal carcinoma was not significantly different between carriers of BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations and controls. Medullary or atypical medullary carcinoma was, however, found more often in BRCA1 (13%, p ...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
Mammogram doubts neoplastic process, scan shows well lobulated solid mass,wider than taller,family history of 2 sis of breast cancer..d/d plz
It sounds: like you had a breast ultrasound as well. Obviously limited info and incomplete description, but based on those descriptors, it is probably a BIRADS category 3 lesion(98% or greater chance of being benign). Most commonly, a mass with this description is a benign fibroadenoma. ...Read more
3cm hypoechoic solid vascular thyroid nodule with a cluster of hurthle cells, fna benign, follow up ultrasound now shows microcalcifications. Cancer?
Not necessarily...: The fact that FNA was reported as benign, the nodule is unlikely to be malignant. Small droplets of benign colloid often mimic "microcalcificatins" of papillary tumor, hence caution is advised. I would suggest repeating the FNA, and consider also collecting samples for gene profiling studies, such as, those manufactured by Veracyte and Asuragen (Note:I have no financial/other interest.) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No; rare cancer: Cystosarcoma phyllodes is a cancerous variant of a tumor that is uncommon but usually benign (phyllodes tumors). They can be confused with fibroadenomas, BENIGN common tumors. Can grow to be quite large, usually painless; are best completely removed after diagnosis made. Unlike other breast cancer, don't spread to lymph nodes, but spread in blood. Chemo/radiation offered. They tend to recur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mammo shows Heterogeneously dense which may obsure sm masses Birads 2 breasts no suspicious masses dr wanting ultrasound report said annual mammo ?
No dx on US: • A dermoid cyst is a teratoma presenting as a cystic structire containing an array of developmentally mature tissues.. It is usually benign, growing slowly. In rare instances squamous Ca found in the adult patient. While frequent in ovary other sites can be involved. Removal when inflammed, painful or growing. US can suggest complex cyst but Ca dx by path exam and PET scan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mammogram shows macro calcifications,& bilateral axillary sub cm nodes. Ultrasound shows normal readings. Strong family history of bc &uterine cancer.
Calcifications: Whether or not calcifications need to be biopsied primarily depends on their size, shape, and distribution. If they are typically benign based on those criteria, biopsy is usually not indicated. "Sub centimeter" axillary lymph nodes are normal findings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spread of cells: Micrometastasis means that a few tumor cells have left the breast tumor and traveled to the lymph nodes under the arm. In most cases, this is treated as a negative lymph node. I encourage you to review your pathology report with your surgeon and oncologists (ideally they are communicating with each other through a meeting called a tumor board). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Us of thyroid 3 growing nodules 1.5cm + . Microcalcification, internal vascularity, iso & hypoechoic, solid. history stg III melanoma. Fna sched. Worry?
Help! i've had a fibroadenoma for 6 years and my latest ultrasound shows "suspicious changes" I have to wait for biopsy. Omg do I have cancer!? I'm25
Can the radiologist tell breast cancer from a fibroadenoma during a ultrasound, or do you need a biopsy?
There are certain: imaging features that can used to be reasonably certain that a nodule is a fibroadenoma, and assign it to the BIRADS 3(probably benign, less than 3% chance of malignancy) short interval follow up category, or sometimes BIRADS 2(benign, less than 1% chance, no follow up), but ultimately "fibroadenoma" is a histopathologic diagnosis based on a biopsy. Usually they can be managed without biopsy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diagnostic mamm and ultrasound showed what appreared to be fibroidadnoma but with lobulation at one end- had biopsy. What are chances this is cancer?
Why guess...: ...When you can be 100% certain as soon as the pathology results return? More often than not, when it looks like a fibroadenoma, it turns out to be just that. Of course, if we were 100% certain, we wouldn't need to do a biopsy. This "limbo" time can be very difficult--try to occupy your thoughts with anything but the biopsy. I hope it all turns out well! ...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
Benign tumor: Fibroadenomas are common noncancerous (benign) tumors of the breast. They frequently appear in older teenagers and young adults. Get it checked out. If it is confirmed to be a fibrioadenoma you have the choice of surgical removal or close followup. ...Read more
Very Unlikely: Fibroadenomas are benign tumors of the breast. They are quite common and are not precancerous. Very rarely there have been cases reported where a fibroadenoma has been thought to turn into a tumor called a cystosarcoma phyllodes of the breast which is a very unusual type of breast cancer. ...Read more
Why would a fibroadenoma require followup magnified mammogram and ultrasound 6 months after diagnosis if can't become malignant?
Better Safe Than...: Rarely, what is presumed to be a fibroadenoma is a sarcoma-like tumor (phyllodes tumor). Therefore, if the tumor is growing on the 6-month follow-up study, excision will be recommended. Remember: common things happen most commonly. Chances are it will not grow and be of no concern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can all fibroadenomas (detected w/ultrasound) be confirmed w/needle biopsy, or do some need to be removed completely for biopsy if it's too small?
Breast Fibroadenoma?: Breast Fibroadenoma is a benign condition and can be monitored without biopsy or removal unless it shows growth in size. You should check your breast once monthly for any change in size and also have your doctor do a breast examination every 6 to 12 months. Most fibroadenoma do not grow or may regress on their own as you grow older. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was originally diagnosed with a fibroadenoma, now my annual scan shows it is a hypoechoic irregular heterogeneous lesion, getting biopsy is it cancer?
Which lesion can simulate fibroadenoma's mobility at palpating? Which lesion can simulate fibroadenoma at ultrasounds?thanks
Fibroadenoma: A fibroadenoma can look like a breast cancer which is also a solid lesion. Palpation and ultrasound may not be able to differentiate them. It calls for collaboration between a breast surgeon and the radiologist, in my opinion, to determine whether a breast biopsy is indicated. ...Read more
Slightly, maybe: Good question. A fibroadenoma is absolutely not cancer and won't turn into cancer. There's some difference of opinion as to whether a woman who has had a fibroadenoma is more at risk for future breast cancer, but no one suggests that such a woman should do anything beyond the usual self-care, body awareness and routine cancer screening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fibroadenoma: Fibroadenomas in the breast are firm masses and can be felt on inspection (palpation) and yes, can be seen on ultrasound. Usually, you don't need ultrasound to see them. If you are talking about fibroids in the uterus (not fibroadenomas of the breast), yes they can be seen on ultrasound. Usually, they grow slow and can be multiple in number. They are benign growth and can cause excessive bleeding ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Fibroadenomas are benign tumors and cannot become malignant. There are rare types that can be locally aggressive within the breast, called phyllodes tumors. If you had this type of fibroadenoma, we would recommend surgical removal. Otherwise, fibroadenomas can be left in the breast once diagnosis is established, provided that it is not large or painful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fibroadenomas at right 6 and left 2 o' clock positions shows marginal lobulations in breast.
What does this mean? Are they harmful? Cancer??
Breast fibroadenoma: Breast fibroadenomas are firm, movable, and rubbery on palpation. They are notably non cancerous, but are often confused with cancerous growths and removed if large to allay apprehension. Talk to your surgeon about this matter and continue your breast self exams while noting any changes in this mass and any others you palpate by immediate notification to your MD. ...Read more
Not for sure: imaging like ultrasound or mammography or even MRI can tell a lot, but to know for sure you need biopsy. However, based on ultrasound, you could also choose waiting with sequential self and practioner exams. Best to consult your primary care practitioner. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had fibroadenoma in 2009. In 2013 i found a cyst in the same breast. Are these risk factors for cancer? A cyst can degenerate ? Thanks
Cysts are harmless: Simple cysts of the breast are harmless and "degeneration" has nothing to do with malignant change. Having had a fibroadenoma does put you at slightly greater statistical lifetime risk for breast cancer, but you'd simply do well to keep up surveillance, not ignoring self-exams. You mention abdominal obesity, fitness and weight loss may help you reduce your risk as well. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Fibroadenomas are the most common benign tumors of the breast. They are often estrogen sensitive and are prone to grow in estrogen-rich environments. Accordingly, it is not uncomon for these to develop after puberty, pregnancy, or following the use of birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy. If a biopsy has been performed to establish the diagnosis, they do not need to be removed. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Breast mass: Ultrasound pictures can detect a mass which has a different density from surrounding breast tissue, but a precise diagnosis is not usually possible. Ask your provider to order a digital mammogram , which is more accurate for determining the need for a biopsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
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