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DENT IN BREAST?? (cancer)
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DENT IN BREAST?? (cancer)

I went for my 1st baseline mammogram last week. I'm 40 years old.  They called a week later to say they see a  small dent in one of my breast's.  I need to come in when the radiologist is there to have another mammogram and maybe an ultrasound.  They have me coming back in about a week.  I'm so worried!  My mom says not to worry as if they were really worried they would have me come in ASAP, not in a week.  Also that since this is my 1st one, they don't know what my normal breast looks like.  But of course i cant stop worrying, and i have at least a week to wait and worry?  What is a dent in the breast and how worried should i be?
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Dear MOM67:  Though we cannot be sure, I suspect that you may referring to a density rather than a dent.  It is not uncommon, particularly in a baseline mammogram to find an area of abnormality (or density).  Often these can be tissue that has folded over on itself and will clear with spot compression.  Spot compression is a mammogram that will be focused on the area of concern.  Many of these turn out to be benign but it is important to follow up to be sure.
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