In general, a radiologist, a physician that looks at medical images, will assess the shape, size, margins and density of a mass to determine the chance that it might be cancer. The radiologist may use mammograms and ultrasound images to gather this information. Radiologists will recommend a biopsy
for any abnormality that has a chance of being cancer that is 2% or more. "pointy edges" will raise the chance to greater than 2%. Therefore, i would follow the recommendation for biopsy.
The chance that this particular finding is cancer also depends on your age, personal history and family history. From your story i think that the most important factor is the family history. Having breast and ovarian cancer
in your family will raise your personal risk. The risk is highest if it was a first-degree relative (sister or mother) that had breast or ovarian cancer. If it was grandmother or distant cousin, the risk for you is not as high. If it was mother or sister or both, this might be a sign that your family has a gene that raises the risk of some kinds of cancer. If so, i would recommend that you all talk to a medical provider that performs genetic counseling
. This can help you decide if you want to make a special effort to reduce your risk or start special screening tests to help detect cancer early if it happens.
I see that you posted this question 28 days ago. I see that the biopsy likely has already happened and that you have the result. I hope that it was benign. If not, then i hope that you know that we have great treatments for breast cancer
and most women are survivors. I will be thinking about you and hoping for the best.