I had my anual mammogram a week ago. I got a call from the breast imaging clinic that the radiologist said my right breast shows a architectural distortion. I have never heard of this before. I am going tomorrow to repeat the mammogram and get a ultrasound. I am worried sick and can't sleep. Does anyone know anything about this? What are the chances of this being cancer? I appreciate any info. Thank You!
Architectual distortion,means that an area of the breast tissue is distorted and looks abnormal.This finding could be due to benign findings,like fibrocystic disease, benign breast cysts, fibroadenoma etc.Also excessive weight gain could alter the fibrous arrangement in the breast.Unfortunately this findings could also be a sign of malignancy which I really hope will not be found in your case.
The spot compression mammogram you'll be having, will focus on one particular area of the breast and so will the Ultrasound .If something suspicious is seen a biopsy would no doubt be recommended.
Being called back for additional tests is always very stressful and I can imagine how worried you must be.Try not to panic...things might not be as bad as you think.These tests are important though to find out the exact reason for these changes.
Wishing you all the best and good luck!
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