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Microcalcification with clusters and breast discharge
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Microcalcification with clusters and breast discharge



Hi, my sister has "MicroCalcification wit CLusters" and she is getting the blood discharge from her breast. She did her Biopsy and MRI and waiting fort he results. Can you please let me know any information regarding this.


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Dear Sai387, Microcalcifications are small calcium deposits found within the breast tissue. Microcalcifications in and of themselves are not a condition that would become cancerous however they can be a sign of a problem that may need further investigation based on their appearance on a mammogram.  For instance microcalcifications that are more scattered are probably due to a benign (non-cancerous) cause, a “cluster” of microcalcifications may increase concern that there may be an underlying tumor.   There are several reasons for bloody nipple discharge, most of which are benign.  Having these signs and symptoms evaluated as your sister has, is very appropriate.  
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She has calcification extesively around 10 cm.  May be this is the size.

So far Nodes ( sentinal nodes ) do not show any sign of invasive cells.  Doctor has taken out the sentinal nodes during the mastectomy and they looked under microscope for signs of spreading.  It did not spread and they stopped at that point and not taken out any more nodes. During the operation they have tested those nodes 6-7 times.  They will look deep inside after the surgery by pathology department.



Our doctor said, the extracted mass was sent to pathology department and they will test that in more than 100 places and test for any sign of invasive cancer.  As of Friday, they have checked 36 places( of the extracted mass ) and it does not show any invasive cancer cells.  Doctor said, they will continue to look more deep inside and the result will come out by next week.



Regarding further analysis, doctor said as part of the analysis he may have her gene tested.  May be this may tell something about metastasis??  I am not sure of this one.

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