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Is It Normal To Have A Second Mammogram If You Have Calcifications
Yes: Calcs are a very common usually benign mmg finding. Additional views help to characterize the calcifications by their appearance (i.e. Pleomorphic, crushed stone, punctate, etc) which is easier with higher magnfication and compression to smooth out surrounding tissue. Comparing to previous studies helps detect change over time. If they appear benign and there are no priors, a short repeat is ok. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 have few scattered calcific foci in bilateral breast.No other focal lesion seen in mammogram of both breasts.Should i get worried?
Mammogram showed macro calcifications but ultrasound is normal. Family history of bc and uterine. Is a biopsy required for further evaluation?
Mammogram shows macro calcifications,& bilateral axillary sub cm nodes. Ultrasound shows normal readings. Strong family history of bc &uterine cancer.
Tested for gene?: Have you been tested for the BRCA gene yet? Breast, ovarian and colon cancer are associated with that gene. Uterine cancer usually will show a thickness in the lining of the uterus (endometrium) on ultrasound or irregular bleeding. Keep seeing your MD for regular evaluations and good luck. ...Read more
Mammogram shows macro calcifications but ultrasound is normal. Have a family history of bc and uterine cancer. Is biopsy needed for further evaluation?
Calcifications: There are many causes of breast calcification, most of them benign. Howver, some cancers can cause calcifications. Radiologists determine the level of suspicion, if any, by the size, shape, and distribution of the calcifications. Follow up with your doctor to determine whether these calcifications need to be biopsied, or can safely be ignored , or need to be followed up. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Be concerned!: By your description a biopsy would be indicated. This can be performed with ultrasound guidance if there are findings by u/s in the region, or if not, with stereotactic guidance. These can easily be performed by a radiologist skilled in these procedures, or by a breast surgeon. This should be done as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mammogram report:benign appearing calcification are present on the left.2 obscured masses are seeing 0.7 and 1.0cm.is the rprt describing dif finding?
Without the: benefit of the full report, hard to say for sure, but it sounds like they are describing three findings: a benign calcification of no concern, and two partially visualized masses measuring 0.7 and 1cm. It is probable that the partially obscured masses will need additional evaluation with specialized mammographic views and possibly ultrasound. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife had a mammogram over a year ago. Had small calcification. Now has grown through skin draining smelly fluid. She won't go to dr. What is it?
The size, shape,: and distribution of the microcalcifications is important in determining the level of suspicion. Specialized magnification mammograms use a smaller focal spot and smaller field of view. This increases the spatial resolution of the mammogram and increases the conspicuity of the calcifications, so the radiologist can more accurately evaluate these features. It is the standard of care for calcs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 just had a mammogram. I am only 41. Technician saw micro calcifications. Am I too young to have this? Will I need to go back in 6 months if benign
Breast : calcifications are common and have many causes, most benign. It is not appropriate for the technologist to comment on findings like microcalcifications. Depending on the number, size, shape, and distribution of the calcs(likely following additional magnification views), the radiologist will determine whether they are benign and can be ignored, need short interval followup, or need biopsy. ...Read more
Maybe: The majority of times calcifications seen on mammogram represent benign (not cancer) changes. However, new calcifications, or those that are different shapes/sizes or appear to be distributed along the length of a milk duct could indicate cancer so needle biopsy is sometimes recommended. Comparison to old mammograms can be helpful to determine if biopsy is needed or not. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Need follow up: Calcifications can be benign or malignant. If malignant, it is usually a early, treatable cancer. If calcifications are on a mammogram that were not present before, you need additional mammogram views. This includes magnification for a better look. In most instances, it will be recommended to repeat the views in 3-6 months. In some cases a biopsy may be necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bilateral calcifications were seen in the upper right area on a baseline mammogram. Can breastfeeding cause calcifications? I just stopped nursing 6 months ago...
Yes: There are many things than can cause calcifications in your breasts. Breast tissue is very dynamic and turns over like your uterus (with each cycles). Fortunately, most calcifications are benign (not bad), and a good close-up view is all that is needed. Talk with your radiologist, and they should be able to give you an idea of what they think. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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