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need help understanding medical jargon

I had my first mammogram last week and got the dreaded call back. Seems the medical community doesnt really want to say too much and I dont have a clue what these findings mean...I got a copy of the results and they are:

FINDINGS: Craniocaudad and mediolateral-oblique bilateral mammography reveals a small parenchymal density seen only on the MLO view in the upper portion of the left breast. There are no clustered microcalcifications.

IMPRESSION: Small parenchymal density seen only on one view of the upper portion of the left breast. It is considered Category 0, incomplete exam. Focal spot compression view of this area is reccomended.

Anyones help is greatly appreciated! Thank You, Jaimie
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218044 tn?1191599719
You must be so releived and I am so happy you can relax now. I am not familiar with Grove, but will look it up. I am from south central. Wilson is about 40 miles north of the Texas boarder, off hwy35, 20 miles from lake murray. Beautiful country this Oklahoma. I am originally from California.
Stay healthy and stay well.
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Thank You. Im hoping it doesnt show up either. Doc said a mammo every 6 mos so ive already made an appt for next year.
I am from Oklahoma. Grove OK on gand lake. Are you familar with the area?
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I am so glad you have insurance, as this must have been worrisome, when something like this is happening. Great news with the ultrasound. I am so happy for you. I had the spot compression done and was hoping my lump would jsut get squished out. I hope yours doesnt eve show up. Keep up with those mammograms, it is so important to catch thing early and now they at least have something new to compare with your next on. I am glad you are OK. Are ya from Oklahoma by any chance?
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Went to the appt today and it appears to be a false alarm. Doc did an ultrasound and found nothing suspicious. She said the dense spot was attributed to tissue that didnt compress because its only viewable from one angle. I insisted on the spot compression and it will done on the 15th. I feel really good about this and now I can breathe............:)
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Just an update. I was accepted into our states breast and cervical cancer program-so now I have medicaid, thank God for that, we have no insurance. I made an appt for Oct 4th at the womens health center to get this taken care of. Will update then :)
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Thanks ladies. Im hopeful that this will be negative. I will let you know...
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Yes, it sounds like they want to "put the squeeze" on you some more. -:(   It doesn't sound 'serious' at this point but personally, I would pursue another test.  Ask your Dr. if, eventho' they want to do a "compression",  would an MRI mammo show better? (Whole lot less painful).
The technology these days is leaving the old "squeeze"  behind (thank God).

Whichever way you go, I too, pray that it will be negative.  Please stay in touch.

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I think this means its a category 0 meaning they do not suspect at this time for it to be malignant, I had this and that is what mine meant...I had to go back in and have extra squeezing with the paddle. Mine was good news I pray yurs will be too
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