If my breasts naturally feel lumpy and bumpy all over, how am I supposed to tell what would be breast cancer? 33 yrs old so no yearly mammograms yet.

Dominant mass. This is a very common situation. Any dominant mass -- one that is clearly different from the others, perhaps notably larger, harder, fixed to the skin or chest wall -- is the one to bring to your physician.

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Mammogram showed "scattered fibroglandular densities." What does that mean? I am 71 years old. No family history of breast cancer.

Breast composition. The breast is made up of fibrous , fat and glandular tissue normally. As aging progresses, the fat tends to diminish and the other two tissues become more prominent. If there were no known suspicious densities noted (lumps) then this report may be normal. Ask your MD who ordered the test, and by the way, most breast cancers today have no family history of the same. Read more...

Doctors can you tell me when should young women start to have a screening of mammogram done for breast cancer?

Depends. Usually have yearly physical examinations age 20-40 and start yearly mammogram about age 40. Depends on family history & risks for breast cancer. Notify your doctor if you feel any breast lumps. Read more...
Mammograms. According to the American Cancer Society, American College of Radiology, and others, annual screening mammography should begin at age 40. Screening may begin sooner if you are a BRCA carrier or are otherwise at high risk. . Read more...

22yrs old mammogram normal enlarged right axillary lymph node 7mm left axillary lymph node 3mm waiting biopsy results. Family history breast cancer?

Be patient. Even with a family history of breast cancer, it would be very rare for a 22 yo to have the disease. You only have about a 14-15% chance of developing breast cancer, unless there are multiple family members who have the disease. There are many reasons for lymph nodes to enlarge, many benign, so just wait for the results. Good luck. Read more...
Lymph node biopsy? The most common reason lymph nodes enlarge is simple inflammation. In this way they help ur body fight infections. If ur mammogram is normal and u have no suspicious breast masses on exam your risk of cancer is very low. The family history increases that a bit. But it depends --were the relatives who got breast cancer old or young when they got it? If young, risk is higher. Md should counsel. Read more...
Further eval needed. What kind of family history? You may be a candidate for brca testing. Check out www.Myriad.Com for more info about whether you meet criteria for testing, or contact me with more information so you can be better advised. Read more...