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powdery appearance clustered microcalcification
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powdery appearance clustered microcalcification

while waiting to see surgeon, i am wondering that can anyone tell me about chances of turning malignancy of powdery appearance of extensive clustered microcalcification? If it is dignosed turn denign, will it be developed later into to a malignant on in future? what are the medical findings? thanks a lot!!

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Dear whyme00,  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.  

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thanks!
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Hang in there girlfriend!!....vicki
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