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excision of right breast mass

Had mammo in November, report showed microcals,under went stereotatic bx, revealed radial scar on the background of fibrocystic changes,just underwent excision of right breast mass, have appt with MD today to discuss results, have family hx,maternal grandmother and sister positive for breast ca.Just wondering if this increases my risk of DCIS, guess I will find out soon enough. But just would like to know more about radial scars and how they play in the role of  possible increase in breast ca if any. I did address my concerns with my MD however just would like some support. Thank-you, JOJO
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587083 tn?1327120262
Congratulations! I am so glad for you!
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Thanks for answering my question,just got back from the doctor's office everything is benign! Go for a mammo in 3 months. Again, thanks for your support. JOJO
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587083 tn?1327120262
Hi,
A radial scar is a benign finding. Doctors are not sure how radial scars develop in the breast. They cannot be seen with the naked eye, nor can they be felt in a breast exam. Their name comes from the way they look under the microscope. Compared to normal breast tissue, radial scars have a core of apparently scarred tissue surrounded by ducts radiating out from the center.  

There has been one study that suggests that the presence of radial scars may increase the risk of developing breast cancer.  This is especially true in women with other risk factors.  You should discuss with your doctor, preferably a breast specialist, your risk factors and any recommendations for future monitoring.

Best wishes and good luck...  
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