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Do I have to stop taking birth control before a mammogram? Is it necessary to stop taking birth control prior to my mammogram appointment?
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
I'm 49, had yearly mammograms since 35. Today 1st time told. They were dense. Should i ask for more tests?
Likely not : Likely not . If the radiologist saw something suspicious on he mammogram they would have asked you to do extra mammogram imaging. The report will give a birads number. Birads 1 and 2 are normal. Birads 3 and above are concerning. If you have concerns then i suggest talking to your doctor ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean that I got insulted when a mammogram tech asked if I gained weight since last mammogram and then she hurt me?
Xray density: If there has been a gain in weight, the breast will have more fatty tissue to "look through" with the mammogram. If a weight loss, there is sometimes more fibrous tissue increasing the density. Comparisons of two or more previous mammograms make it easier to spot changes and possible tumors. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had the change at 52. I have taken some form of estrogen since then (40 years). Do I need mammogram?
Yes, absolutely: You need and should have a mammogram once a year- especially because of the age and due to your hormonal replacement therapy that can give you some increased risk for development of breast cancer. Dont wait anymore- go to see your gynecologist or pmd- have a proper breast exam and annual screening mammogram. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 2013 mammogram result: some calcifications no changes from 2012. Dr said is good since no chng but i'm worried. Wat r calcifications?
Calcifications: Are tiny calcium deposits in the breast. There are multiple causes, most of them benign. Most of the calcifications that show up on mammography are of no concern. Some will require follow up or biopsy. Based on their size, shape, and distribution, the radiologist will be able to determine how the calcifications should be handled. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I went for a mammogram they said since i had found a lump they had to send me somewhere else!? Why would this be?
Screen vs Diagnostic: There are 2 types of mammograms: standard screening of the whole breast, using either 2 or 3 views each side and diagnostic mammograms - using all kinds of special views, spot compression and magnification views. Some places only can perform screening type mammograms, and refer any abnormal results to another location that can complete the workup. Other places can do both types at 1 location. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had an appointment for a mammogram since I am 35 but I have fibrocystics breast disease. How would they be able to do a mammogram on me?
The mammogram will: be performed in standard fashion. Whether or not the sensitivity of the mammo will be compromised by increased breast density can't be determined until the mammogram is done. Sometimes women who seem to have fibrocystic disease clinically do not have dense breasts mammographically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I had a mammogram last year and it showed a spot in my left breast since then my breast is saggy why?
Mammogram: What was done with the "spot"? Was it biopsied or followed up in any way? If not, please return to your doctor and get this evaluated, especially if you have an unexplained physical change in your breast. ...Read more
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