I found a lump on my left breast and had an ultrasound done. The ultrasound was ill defined, but confirmed that it was hard, not fluid. Went to the general surgeon who said, after examining me, "it does not scream cancer". I took that as a very good comment. He sent me on to have a mammogram to help guide him during my biopsy scheduled for next week. The mammogram showed some calcium deposits. Do calcium deposits usually turn out to be a bad thing (cancer) or good (no cancer)? What exactly are calcium deposits and how do they form?
Calcium deposits are sometimes found scattered about in breast tissue; when they are seen in groups or clusters they are cause for concern and need to be biopsied. Since there is a lump and associated calcifications I hesitate to speculate as to whether this may or may not be a malignancy. The biopsy will determine this with 100% certainty. Regards ...
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.