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I had dreams that more lumps developed in my breasts. What should I do? Mammogram?

I had dreams that more lumps developed in my breasts. What should I do? Mammogram?

See your doctor.: If you are concerned about your breast health -- whether it's pain or a lump or anything -- you should see your doctor to discuss it and for an exam. Your doctor will recommend testing, if necessary, and this may include a mammogram or ultrasound, for example. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Mammogram (Definition)

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


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I had a mammogram n they found lumps then i had an ultrasound of my breasts n only found mass tissue that wasn't cancerous can tje mass tissue turn int?

I had a mammogram n they found lumps then i had an ultrasound of my breasts n only found mass tissue that wasn't cancerous can tje mass tissue turn int?

Unlikely need tests: At 44 yes have to be concerned , if you have any abnormality , will need close observation . Most likely you have thick dense breast tissue , if you have lumps and masses one will feel them which you don't have , you have densities by xray only. Speak to your md will advise you if need MRI of breasts or even core needle biopsy of the area , don't forget to go for follow up visits. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have two lumps in my left breast and they are not showing on u/s or mammogram. I have scattered fibroglandular density. Can abnormalities hide?

I have two lumps in my left breast and they are not showing on u/s or mammogram. I have scattered fibroglandular density. Can abnormalities hide?

The combination of: mammography and ultrasound is very sensitive for detecting palpable cancers. It is highly unlikely that your palpable regions are cancer. However, the sensitivity is not 100%, so it is important to follow up with your doctor ...Read more

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I am currently breastfeeding and feel oblong spongey lumps in my breasts. I cannot tell uf these are normal. Dr will not do mammogram until i wean.

I am currently breastfeeding and feel oblong spongey lumps in my breasts. I cannot tell uf these are normal. Dr will not do mammogram until i wean.

Consider ultrasound: I understand that doctor is worried about radiating breasts when you are breastfeeding, but another option would be to get an ultrasound which is safe for breastfeeding and can be more accurate than mammogram in young women your age. Ask your doctor for an ultrasound so you can rest assured that these lumps aren't more concerning. ...Read more

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How does a mammogram differ from an ultrasound in diagnosing breast lumps?

How does a mammogram differ from an ultrasound in diagnosing breast lumps?

Xrays - sound waves: Mammography uses x rays to image the breast and ultrasound uses sound waves. Mammography is more sensitive to picking up cancers but does involve small doses of radiation.Us has no side effects, but is not nearly as sensitive in picking up small cancers. Us is best use to characterise a problem that is picked up on examination (or by the patient) or mammo. Very good for determining cyst vs. Solid. ...Read more

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I have two lumps on my right breast. Went to doctor and will have a diagnostic mammogram done but in 5 weeks?

I have two lumps on my right breast. Went to doctor and will have a diagnostic mammogram done but in 5 weeks?

Sounds too long: If you have new breast masses, you should have the mammogram +/- breast ultrasounds asap. Ask your physician to call the mammogram center to see if s/he can get you in sooner. Also, ask the mammography unit to put you on their wait lists in case any one cancels. I would also recommend seeing a breast surgeon for evaluation as well. ...Read more

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How to perform self examination on large breast? How to differentiate lumps in breast? Is it better to get mammogram/ultrasound? 25 years old, 40D.

How to perform self examination on large breast? How to differentiate lumps in breast? Is it better to get mammogram/ultrasound? 25 years old, 40D.

Self exam: Try this link: http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/testing/types/self_exam/bse_steps Mammo screening should start at age 40, possibly earlier if you are at higher risk. Talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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I have two lumps on r. Lower breast so i had a mammogram and ultrasound where they confirmed the lumps but not much breast tissue. Is there concern?

It depends: It all depends on what the lumps looked like on mammo and ultrasound. They could have benign features, or suspicious features. No way to tell without further information. ...Read more

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My mammogram was negative no lumps or masses found. Why would my doctor recommend an ultrasound? They did say i had dense breasts.. Very nervous

My mammogram was negative no lumps or masses found. Why would my doctor recommend an ultrasound? They did say i had dense breasts.. Very nervous

Not sure...: I'm a breast radiologist. Something doesn't make sense. In the absence of symptoms (with negative mammo and physical exam), there is no indication for a diagnostic ultrasound. What occasionally happens is something worded in the mammogram report makes the referring physician uncomfortable and additional testing is unnecessarily ordered. I would call to clarify, but i wouldn't worry if i were you. ...Read more

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Oct mammogram clear, now new lumps - can breast cancer recur 3 months after stopping arimadex?

Oct mammogram clear, now new lumps - can breast cancer recur 3 months after stopping arimadex?

Not enough data: Not all lumps are malignant and not all cancers are seen on mammo. Are the new lumps palpable? Did you feel them in october? Any other symptom? I urge you to see your oncologist about this. ...Read more

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I form lumps in my breast they are not a mass and one of them is not a cyst they done ultrasound and mammogram but it still scared me what is it?

I form lumps in my breast they are not a mass and one of them is not a cyst they done ultrasound and mammogram but it still scared me what is it?

Lump: Being scared is a normal feeling. However, do not let the fear take over your life. If no strong family history of breast/ovarian cancer, having a normal mammo and sono are sufficient and they should put your mind on ease. F/u with your md and have annual clinical breast exam and you can also do self breast check.But, if you are at high risk-strong family history-mri need to be considered. D/w md. ...Read more

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Hx of HER2+ CA in left breast. Breast implants in both breast after tx. Now have pain in R breast, negative mammogram last month, no lumps noted. ?

Hx of HER2+ CA in left breast. Breast implants in both breast after tx. Now have pain in R breast, negative mammogram last month, no lumps noted. ?

Fibrocystic changes: You could have fibrocystic changes. This is the most common cause of breast pain. There is usually not a mass but lumpy tissue. It can be aggravated by caffeine, stress, menstrual cycle and hormonal medications like Tamoxifen and birth control pills. Contact your breast surgeon or oncologist for a breast exam. ...Read more

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The areola on my right breast is puffy. It is not sore and I can not feel any lumps. I am 50 years old and in perimenopause. I had a mammogram 5 month?

The areola on my right breast is puffy. It is not sore and I can not feel any lumps. I am 50 years old and in perimenopause. I had a mammogram 5 month?

Not to ignore: B"sd not to be ignored - even if you had your mammogram last week. With a negative mammogram a cancer is unlikely but any change in the breast as you described should be brought to medical attention. It is not an emergency, so you could wait a week and if it goes away should probably just maintain routine breast health surveillance. ...Read more

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Went to doc today he found 2 lumps one on my throat and one on my breast what could these b? I gotta go for lab nd mammogram next wek i'm worried?

Went to doc today he found 2 lumps one on my throat and one on my breast what could these b? I gotta go for lab nd mammogram next wek i'm worried?

Continue work-up: A clinical finding is only the first step in determining what and if any thing is actually abnormal so don't panic but continue with your follow up. Most common 'neck bumps' are lymph nodes but just because you can feel them doesn't necessarily mean they're concerning. Same for breast bumps which are very common but also need to be fully evaluated to make sure they're not a problem. ...Read more

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Sore breasts(with lumps getting a mammogram done today) cramping, period was 8 days late and now im only spotting. Negative pregnancy test. Help?

Sore breasts(with lumps getting a mammogram done today) cramping, period was 8 days late and now im only spotting. Negative pregnancy test. Help?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. Hormonal imbalance may be causing your symptoms. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx ...Read more

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Is it bad sign if they find a lump inside your breast from a mammogram?

Is it bad sign if they find a lump inside your breast from a mammogram?

Lump: It may not necessarily be bad, but it sounds like it will require further evaluation. There are benign lumps like cysts and Fibroadenomas, and there are malignant lumps. So at this point there is not enough information to venture a guess. This may require additional mammo views, ultrasound, or possibly biopsy to get an answer. ...Read more

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I have a lump in my right breast. How can I get help quickly and not wait in a long line for a mammogram?

I have a lump in my right breast. How can I get help quickly and not wait in a long line for a mammogram?

See a breast surgeon: I would not recommend a mammogram for a 28 yr old women. I advise you to see a breast surgeon (ideally one who performs ultrasound). They can assess the significance of this lump and decide what, if anything, needs to be done. In my practice we will see people asap under these circumstances due to the anxiety inherent with this problem. ...Read more

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I found a lump in my breast, having a mammogram soon what happens if the test shows a problem? what would be the next step?

I found a lump in my breast, having a mammogram soon what happens if the test shows a  problem? what would be the next step?

The next step: would likely be a Breast ultrasound to further evaluate the lump and/or mammographic abnormality. Depending on the results, an image-guided needle biopsy may be indicated. If the mammogram and ultrasound demonstrate no abnormality, your doctor will need to determine what kind of follow up the lump needs. ...Read more

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