I recently had my first mammogram and was called back to do another one. The radiologist recommended additional imaging evaluation and possible ultrasound due to scattered fibroglandular densitites and asymmetries in the MLO projection in the sub-areolar region of both breasts. I do not have a family history of breast cancer, yet I am somewhat uneasy with the news. I understand that more than likely its nothing, but the small chance that it could be something is driving me bananas. Any words of wisdom?
Scattered fibroglandular tissue is a term to describe the tissue in the breast which is a mixture composed of glandular and fatty tissue that appear lumpy or dense.
The fact that you are being called back for additional testing is very common.
The purpose of a spot compression mammogram ( the one you'll be having next) is to achieve better imaging of a particular region of the breast,especially because dense breast can make Mammography interpretation more difficult.
Your Doctor/Radiologist might recommend an Ultrasound "if" more information is mentioned on your report.If nothing suspicious is detected,your doctor will let you know when a follow-up is needed to make sure that no changes have occurred.
I hope that all will turn out just fine for you.
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.