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My doctor said my mammogram was suspicious -- what did she mean?

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Dr. Felecia Dawson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
8 doctors agree

In brief: Needs evaluation.

Anything outside of normal or benign needs to be evaluated by further imaging and/or a second opinion with a surgeon specializing in breast disease.
The use of the term "suspicious" often means a biopsy may be needed to rule out cancer. Always good to get an accurate diagnosis then you can decide how you want to deal with health challenges.

In brief: Needs evaluation.

Anything outside of normal or benign needs to be evaluated by further imaging and/or a second opinion with a surgeon specializing in breast disease.
The use of the term "suspicious" often means a biopsy may be needed to rule out cancer. Always good to get an accurate diagnosis then you can decide how you want to deal with health challenges.
Dr. Felecia Dawson
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Dr. Barry Rosen
When suspicious abnormality is seen that warrants biopsy, it is benign app. 75% of the time.
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In brief: Depends

If it was a screening, it means you need to return for more imaging because a radiologist saw something that didn't look completely normal.
If there was a suspicious finding on follow-up imaging, you will need a biopsy to get an answer.

In brief: Depends

If it was a screening, it means you need to return for more imaging because a radiologist saw something that didn't look completely normal.
If there was a suspicious finding on follow-up imaging, you will need a biopsy to get an answer.
Dr. Justin Buchanan
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology

In brief: Suspicious finding

Technically a suspicious(BIRADS category 4) breast lesion carries a chance of malignancy between 2-95%.
This is unfortunately a wide range, but this classification is mandated by the Mammography Quality Standards Act(MQSA). Generally these lesions require biopsy, and as mentioned in another answer, about 75% of the biopsies turn out to be benign.

In brief: Suspicious finding

Technically a suspicious(BIRADS category 4) breast lesion carries a chance of malignancy between 2-95%.
This is unfortunately a wide range, but this classification is mandated by the Mammography Quality Standards Act(MQSA). Generally these lesions require biopsy, and as mentioned in another answer, about 75% of the biopsies turn out to be benign.
Dr. Michael Gabor
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