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Do you think coarse heterogeneous and amporphous calcifications are cancer?

PROCEDURE 1: Stereotactic core needle biopsy of the right breast:
IMPRESSION:
1. Status post right breast stereotactic core needle biopsy of the 0.8 cm
grouped coarse heterogeneous calcifications in the lower inner quadrant.
Adequate placement of the M-shaped tissue marker.

2. Status post left breast stereotactic core needle biopsy of the 0.4 cm grouped
amorphous calcifications in the upper outer quadrant. Adequate placement of the
coil shaped tissue marker.
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15695260 tn?1549593113
Hello and welcome to MedHelp's forums.  Thank you for your question.  Have you had your follow up with your doctor to explain these results?  In reading what you've written here by explaining what a calcification is.  Basically, a small calcium deposit that is very common and usually benign.  https://www.webmd.com/women/guide/breast-calcification-symptoms-causes-treatments#1  However, they attach other words to it.  The words attached to yours are course which is the morphology of the calcifications. This is regarding their shape. Another word they use sometime for course calcifications is popcorn calcifications. They are not smooth.  Heterogenous means they are in a group. Here is some information that may help https://oxfordmedicine.com/view/10.1093/med/9780190270261.001.0001/med-9780190270261-chapter-38  The take away from that description is that course, heterogenous calcifications of the breast are usually benign.  Amorphous basically means a hazy area of unformed calcifications.

However, the biopsy was appropriate to be sure.

What you've written here doesn't seem to have the results from the biopsy, just notes on it.  Have you gotten your results yet? Please let us know!  I would expect this to turn out fine.
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15695260 tn?1549593113
Hello massgirl.  How did things go?  Do you have any updates?
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Hello - follow-up with surgeon indicates surgery on left breast w/radiation and meds.  Surgery on right no radiation required.  The left is DCIS w/possible microinvasion thus the reason for radiation.  I'm going for a second opinion tomorrow.  I'm most concerned about whole breast radiation; first of all my breasts are very small (A cup) and once it's radiated should cancer come back it would mean mastectomy!!  Fingers crossed for a partial breast radiation.
973741 tn?1342342773
Hey there.  Gosh, I'm sorry to hear this but am glad you got a second opinion. What did that doctor say?  I'll cross my fingers for the partial breast radiation!  Let me know how you are!
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Hello - The second opinion agreed with the first doctor which is good, I think...it makes the decision easier since there isn't any conflict!  I'm scheduled for surgery next Wednesday.  I'm not sure how long for the pathology report but I hope it's only a few days.  Once that's been reviewed the amount of radiation will be discussed.
Oh my goodness.  You are in really good spirits it sounds like!  But I'm sorry you are going through this.  How's the support at home? I totally agree that it is good that the second opinion confirmed the first because there is no wiggle room to wonder.  I am sure you are doing a lot of things between now and next Wednesday but I also hope you are taking a few breathers just for you to give yourself some TLC.  Near me we have an excellent oncology center. They offer many things such as yoga, massage, talk therapy to cover all the dynamics of going through this.  Sending you hugs and I'll be checking on you hon.
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