Thank you for your time. I was recently hospitalized due to an accident that broke my back. I had multiple images to look for injuries. I inadvertently came across a written CT report that was not mentioned to me, but is concerning.
I am a 39y.f. The report states:
A 2cm hypodense left round retroareolar mass and a 1.5cm hyperdense lateral left breast mass. The latter most likely represents a cyst. The former may represent benign or malignant tumor.
I can clearly feel the lump. It has been over 2 months since this report.
Can you recommend a next step, and help me understand the report? What are the odds of this being a malignancy?
Thank you again for your expertise.
Dear TCM: A CT scan is not generally the best test for identifying or characterizing breast abnormalities. However, since something was seen (and you now feel a lump), our recommendation is that you see your doctor for a breast examination. In addition, a mammogram and/or ultrasound may help clarify the situation and provide direction in terms of next steps. It will be beneficial to bring the CT scan and the report to your appointment.
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