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What Is A Level 2 Bilateral Mammogram
Normal mammogram.report said scattered areas of fibrocystic density ? Dr said u/s not needed.is there different levels of density ?
Yes: There are different patterns of abnormality on a mammogram--some of which are worrisome, some are not. Some abnormalities can show up on an ultrasound, some can't. An ultrasound is best used to further evaluate specific abnormalities to help ascertain whether a biopsy is needed, but it is not a good screening tool. ...Read more
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
Had a mammogram and was told that I have two masses on my right side and radiologist said i need more tests as my test i had in 2010 showed changes?
After two years and 3 mammograms I finally had the lump biopsed and was told the lump was a blood clot ?
I have pain in the same spot for two years now in my right breast. I have had two mammograms and one ulta sound and was told it was normal. ?
I had a mammogram two months ago since then I have had a sharp pain on the inside of my left breast(now it's more dull). They are slightly lumpy.?
Place call to doctor: I would go over this on the phone with your doctor. He/she will probably review the mamogram first..Then ask you some questions about your breast...Ie does it hurt when you touch it, move it a certain way, etc. ...Read more
Is it safe to have a mammogram if i might be a few days pregnant? Had one two days ago but, trying to conceive & the few days b4 mammogram were trying
Yes: From the American Association of Physicists in Medicine(aapm.org): "It is safe to have a mammogram while pregnant. The radiation dose received by the fetus is estimated to be extremely small - 60 times less than the dose received by the patient from one month of background radiation." ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a painful, golf ball sized mass in my upper right breast. I have not had a mammogram in two years. Who should I call first?
Your PCP: Start with your primary care provider. S/he should be able to evaluate the lesions and may prescribe treatment if it could be infection, and then decide on the course of action. ...Read more
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?
Should i be concerned about the mammogram report? I have to have mammograms every six months for the past two year. Two years ago, i had a massive timor removed from my abdomen ( i lost 100 pounds during surgery), and had a hysterectomy and appendectomy a
Yes , as you have: four mammographies in 2 years . Probably your doctor is following a suspicious density, obviously no change in 2 yrs . 100 lbs weight loss will alter your breast architecture could be one reason. Speak to your doctor for possible image guided needle biopsy of the area , this will alleviate your fear( concern ) once report is available no longer need 2 moms a yr ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it true that breast lump or tumor have been in your breast for a year or two and a mammogram can see them?
Yes, even longer: Yes, actually breast cancer begins as a single cell and probably requires 10 years of growth to become approximately 1 cm in size. This is when it will first be revealed during an exam by the doctor. While a mammogram may pick it up slightly sooner it is certainly the fact that the mass has been there for many years prior to its discovery with mammographic imaging. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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