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Dr. Tracy Berg
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Ct neck shows scattered subcm short axis dimension lymph nodes anterior posterior cervical chains bilat. 2 x triple neg breast cancer surv. Biopsy?

Ct neck shows scattered subcm short axis dimension lymph nodes anterior posterior cervical chains bilat. 2 x triple neg breast cancer surv. Biopsy?

Imaging/biopsy: You have been through a lot. Imaging with ct scan provides information and helps guide next steps, but is not diagnostic. A biopsy obtains tissue for pathology to make the diagnose of lymph node. The timing of biopsy in relation to your overall health will be best addressed between you and your doc. Take family or friend with you. ...Read more

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Dr. Mary David
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What exactly is scattered fibroglandular breast density. what does it mean??

What exactly is scattered fibroglandular breast density.  what does it mean??

Common: This is also known as fibrocystic breast change and is extremely common. It is caused by the changes in the breast each month and the regression of those changes when we don't conceive. It occurs in 90% of women by age 40 and does not increase the risk of breast cancer. Caffeine can make the symptoms (tenderness and lumpiness) worse. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Orr
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My mammo. exam says my breast density is not dense, and there are scattered fibroglandular densities. What does this mean?

Normal variant: Young women have very dense breasts and the X ray does not penetrate well. As you age, the glandular part becomes replaced with fat which is not as dense, allowing the X ray to penetrate better. Fibroglandular densities are are areas that remain dense while the remaining breast has fat density. Usually a radiologist will carefully review mammo and possibly ultrasound. If OK just annual mammogr ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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Dr. Robert Whitfield
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I have scattered fibroglandular densities and 3-4 lumps axillary. Should i be worried. Breast cancer history on mom's side.

I have scattered fibroglandular densities and 3-4 lumps axillary. Should i be worried. Breast cancer history on mom's side.

Breast cancer: You should be seen and examined by a breast surgeon or a general surgeon with breast surgery experience. They will guide you care and explain other indicated studies such as an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Scattered fibro glandular densities in both Breasts. What does it mean. Is it serious?

Scattered fibro glandular densities in both 
Breasts. What does it mean. Is it serious?

Normal: This is standard American College of Radiology terminology for Category 2 breast density. It is a normal pattern. It is not considered to be 'dense' breasts. ...Read more

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Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
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Breast results were scattered fibroglandular 25-50%. What does this mean?

Breast pathology: It seems that you have excessive glands inside the breast. You have to continue follow up as recommended by your doctor because if there is an increase in breast density on mammogram, chances of detecting malignancy is harder. Yearly mammogram and yearly clinical breast exam is sometimes recommeded when there is no pathology on mammogram. ...Read more

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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How common is cancer in the retroareolar of the breast. I have fibroglandular densities in this area?

How common is cancer in the retroareolar of the breast. I have fibroglandular densities in this area?

Needs testing: Breast cancer can occur in any part of the breast, including the retroareolar zone. Depending on the appearance on mammogram or ultrasound, additional evaluation may involve an MRI or biopsy. Another important factor is to observe this area on previous breast imaging that you have had to understand whether it is a stable or evolving feature. ...Read more

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