Should I get a second opinion on whether or not I need a biopsy. Initial sonographic eval on the right breast the presence of a 6 x 5 mm hypoechoic nodule haing an echogenic center as wel as some flow extending into this on color imaging. "This is most suggestive of a benign intramammary lymph node". Scheduled ultrasound-guided core biospy was canceled by me after indicated again it was a lymph node and that a six-month follow-up ultrasound of the same location of the right breast is suggested. It again mentioned "this nodule likely is related to a small intramammary lymph node.
I am 56 and my last mammogram was approx 10 years ago,
Benign Intramammary lymph nodes are indicated by exactly the terms you mention that were used in your reports. They are usually not biopsied but should be followed as recommended above. You mention your last mammogram was 10 years ago; after age 40 yearly mammograms should be obtained routinely. I hope in the future you will have a yearly mammmogram as well as the recommended 6 month follow-up Ultrasound.
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