I am 70 years old and have been having yearly mammograms since I was 40.
My reports always said that I have heterogeneously dense breasts until last year, when the first mammogram I had after moving to another state. That report said I have scattered areas of fibroglandular density as did the mammogram I just had on September 20th.
The report last year had BI-RADS 1 negative. The one I just had says it is inconclusive BI-RADS 0 because it states:
A possible developing area of distortion is seen in the lateral aspect of the left
breast. The parenchymal pattern otherwise demonstrates no suspicious
I had a Lipoma removed 23 years ago on the outer side of my left breast. Could it be scar tissue that the radiologist is seeing?
Has anyone ever gotten such a report saying "a possible developing distortion" before? It sounds like the radiologist is hedging to me.
They want me to have a diagnostic mammogram and possibly an ultrasound and I can't even get an appointment for 4 weeks!
Any information is appreciated.