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parenchymal asymmetry

I am 36 my latest mammogram came back ( there is some parenchymal asymmetry in the upper outer quadrant of the right breast. there is no dominant mass.there is no skin thickening.there are no calcifications.there are no lymph nodes) BI-RADS 2 computerized review. My mother died in 2004 of breast cancer we did not know she had it until autopsy. I have no idea how long she had it.  Every year my mammogram comes back saying something different always benign.Do breasts change normally  year to year? last year my mammogram came back (there are scattered fibroglandular elements in both breasts that could obscure a lesion on mammography.No significant masses calcifications or other findings in either breast).Birads 1&2 I am afraid because it did not say anything about my right breast having parenchymal asymmetry now it does is something growing? Sorry about the long post my doctor will not talk to me  so i do not know what any of this means.
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Dear cratze,  Breast parenchyma basically means breast tissue.  There could be some minor changes year to year in terms of the findings on a mammogram, some changes in the breast itself as well as changes in how the breast is imaged.  A birads rating of 1 - means there is nothing to comment on, a  routine screening. A birads 2 rating means a radiographically benign finding.
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I got a mamamgram report stating that I have benign appearing nodular denisty in the 6'o'clock position of the left breast.  They say that they compared to the prior study with benign nodes bilaterally.  I am 42, black,  and my mother died of breast cancer at 48. They told me everything was fine see ya next year.... I am deeply troubled... What should I do?
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