I am 31 years old, I have 3 kids age 15, 9 and 3 they are my life! A couple weeks ago I went to my primary care Physician because I had right breast pain due to a minor accident that happened over 2wks before visit. Well my Physician decided to send me for a mammogram just to be on the safe side. My technician was only told to do a mammogram on my right breast and decided upon herself to do the left as well. When I went for my results my doctor told me he was glad he had sent me for the mammogram since the radiologist recommended I should go for a biopsy in my LEFT breast due to scattered calcifications and a cluster of calcifications in the upper medial of my breast. Bi-Rads 4 suspicious. Right Breast was ok! Immediately I started to cry and became very scarred. So is this not scary? Is this not like a sign from GOD! That maybe if it hadn't been for that minor accident I had I would not have found out about this in my left breast. Well I went to see the breast specialist and he recommended another mammogram with magnification and so I went. The Radiologist there told me that indeed I had the calcifications but she had also found more calcifications in another area of my left breast and she recommends the localized needle biopsy in the O.R under I.V. sedation. I think thats what it's called. Now I am really freaking out. Do you think it may be CANCER. I am so SCARED! I go for my biopsy on August 31, 2010. What do you think?
Dear milstar: Without evaluation, it is impossible to speculate on whether this is cancer or not. Microcalcifications that are clustered raise suspicion that there may a growth nearby. The only way to know what this might be is biopsy.
just wondering how your surgery went. I am scheduled for a similar procedure in about a month and am beginning to get nervous myself. I have been so busy that I haven't had a lot of time to think about it but when I'm alone I start to wonder. I'm really nervous about the incision and the amount of tissue being removed. The surgeon did tell me that it would be noticeable. Anyways, I hope everything went well for you.
I have exactly the same thing based on your description. I had a sterotactic core biopsy (in radiology) that revealed atypical ductal hyperplasia. This, according to the radiologist is a high risk marker for cancer, however it is not cancer yet. I have been referred for surgery to remove the suspicious tissue. I have appointment w/ surgeon in 2 weeks with surgery to be scheduled. However, I suspect. my risk would be considered higher than yours since my mother was diagnosed at 43 w/breast cancer.
Hope your biopsey went well. Letus know how you are doing.
Best to you.
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