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Scheduled for diagnostic mammogram of one of my breasts, and a possible sonogram, should I be worried?

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Dr. Raymundo Romero
Internal Medicine - Oncology
5 doctors agree

In brief: It's normal to worry

Many women get called back after their screening mammogram.
The diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound is only a way to evaluate more closely and area of possible concern that the radiologist might have. For some women it might end here, for others a biopsy might be recommended. Still it means nothing until the biopsy result is back. Based on that further recommendations will follow.

In brief: It's normal to worry

Many women get called back after their screening mammogram.
The diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound is only a way to evaluate more closely and area of possible concern that the radiologist might have. For some women it might end here, for others a biopsy might be recommended. Still it means nothing until the biopsy result is back. Based on that further recommendations will follow.
Dr. Raymundo Romero
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Try to be seen ASAP so that you don't have to think about this too much. Most breast canters will interpret the results while you are there. Likewise, if a biopsy is recommended, try and schedule this within a week of those diagnostic studies. Waiting is the worst part and most biopsies are benign (70-85%).
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Fear causes more problems than positive findings: Knowing is power. You need to be prepared for it to be nothing, perhaps a short wild goose chase, and maybe something you need to make calm cool decisions about.
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
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In brief: Not yet

Get the studies first. May be nothing. Doctors are being thorough.

In brief: Not yet

Get the studies first. May be nothing. Doctors are being thorough.
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology

In brief: It is normal

to be concerned or worried, because obviously there is a potential abnormality.
However, most of these turn out to be nothing of concern, so keep that in mind.

In brief: It is normal

to be concerned or worried, because obviously there is a potential abnormality.
However, most of these turn out to be nothing of concern, so keep that in mind.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Dr. Michael Gabor
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