Breast Cancer Expert Forum
Architectural Distortion?
About This Forum:

Questions posted in the Breast Cancer Forum are answered by medical professionals and experts. Topics include Breast Biopsy, Chemotherapy, Hormone Therapy, Lumps, Lumpectomy, Lymph node dissection, Lymphedema, Mammograms, Mastectomy, Radiation Therapy, Reconstruction, Self Breast Exam, and Surgery.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Architectural Distortion?

I have been recalled for a diagnostic mammogram due to architectural distortion in my right breast.  I also now notice an indentation in the skin of that breast, but I cannot feel any sort of mass.

I have had diagnostic mammograms/ultrasounds on this breast before (a year ago) due to nipple discharge and the findings were benign.

Based on my symptoms, what is the likelihood that this is cancer vs. something benign?  I know that only the tests can answer that definitely; I'm just curious to know what the percantages are.

Thank you for any input.
Related Discussions
Avatar_n_tn
Dear AnneH, There are no percentages about this.  All of the information has to be taken as a whole, such as your history, physical exam as well as these findings. So based on the findings now, decisions would be made on what the reasonable next step to evaluate them.
2 Comments
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
architectural distortion is a fairly broad term used to describe scarring-appearance. This can be due to various things, including injury, infection, cancer. When there is an indentation in the skin, it can be an indication of any of the same things. It is of concern.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
A related discussion, architectural distortion was started.
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
A related discussion, architectural Distortion was started.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
A related discussion, Brest distortion was started.
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank