I am 45 years old, my last breast exam was 2/13/02. They did a ultrasound and said that I had fibrocystic breast. I have not had any more mamograms since then(stupid me). I called today to schedule an exam and the Dr.'s office said that I should have had a six month follow up from 2/13/02. I am now afraid that my condition may have gotten worse. What are the chances of me having breast cancer with fibrocystic breast? I feel no lumps or anything. Also if there was a problem would it not have presented itself by now? I am going to the radiologist in 3 days.
Dear bubbis: Fibrocystic breasts do not increase the risk for breast cancer. They can make mammograms more difficult to read, though. Six month follow ups are usually recommended when there is a questionable abnormality that is not suspicious for cancer but the radiologist would like reassurance by checking again in six months. It does not mean that you had or have cancer. The important thing is that you are getting checked now. Hopefully, all will be okay.
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.