Previously I have had "well circumscribed nodule densities" on my mammograms which have ended up being complex cysts not determined by ultrasound (inconclusive) but by fine needle aspiration. This past mammo the radiologists findings indicate "an ovoid soft tissue nodule with slight lobulation measuring 1.5 cm x 1.5 cm x 1.5 cm". I have an appointment with breast surgeon in another week, but meanwhile I am concerned that the change in terminology - soft tissue rather than just nodule density - might indicate this is not a cyst but something else. Is it still possible that this is a cyst or a benign condition. I have had a history of complex cysts for the past 5 or 6 years. I am 48 years of age with no history of breast cancer in the family.
Dear gymgirl2803: The change in terminology is not necessarily significant. Many times, nodules, densities, and soft tissue masses are used almost interchangeable. The surgeon may be the best equipped to sort this out - perhaps by aspiration.
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