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Dumbbell shaped lesion

I have a left breast mass in a dumbbell shape which did not reveal or mammogram or ultrasound,  but did present on MRI.  It is palpable and located at approx 1 o'clock in the upper quadrant of my breast.  I am 46 and did have a benign lumpectomy in 2005 for a mass in nearby region of same breast.  
Are dumbbell shaped lesions more indicative of anything?  What are the questions that I should ask my radiologist concerning characteristics that she sees on the MRI.  I am meeting with her tomorrow and want to educate myself with as much knowledge as possible.  Also, will a needle biopsy be definitive about what this mass is?
Thank you to anyone who can help me.

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Hello and hope you are doing well.

Usually a mammogram is used for screening for breast cancers. If not picked up by mammogram, how it was  visible on MRI? Irregularity of the lesion and increased blood flow are two characteristics, which are present in malignant lesions. It could scar tissue from prior surgery. An FNAC can show evidence of malignant cells. But sometimes a biopsy may be needed to make a confirmatory diagnosis. Please discuss this with your doctor am sure he will provide further assistance.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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