991102 tn?1249288499

what is calcification in breast tissue?

I had a  mamogram done August 2, 2009.  The report is as follows:
Results: Bilateral craniocaudal and mediolateral olique mammogram were obtainedFocalasymmetry in the leftouter breast at the 2-3- o'clock postion.  Numerous skin calcifications are rprensent along the inner breast.  Remained of the breast paremchyma is fatty replaced.
Conclusion: Focal asymmetry upper-outer left breast may be scar tiisue from breast reduction. Compression views are recommended.

I problem is I am in a little bitty town in South Carolina.  I had a breast reduction done around 7 years ago.  Their report read 20!  My last mammogram two years after the reduction, did not show anything.  I am concerned because mu Aunt had a reduction done and 5 years later she had cancer and died!   How do I get these flims read by a radioligist that I can trust and do you think that I am over reacting and do I need a second opinion?  Please help my nerves!!!!
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25201 tn?1255580836
I'm not quite sure why you doubt the reading of your first films ... it seems perfectly fine to me and I suggest that you indeed have the recommended compression views done as soon as possible. If you have some doubts when these additional films are done then you could consider having all your films reviewed by another Radiologist but I doubt that would be necessary. If the areas of suspicion are still present on compression views then I would think your next step will be a consult with a Breast Surgeon to discuss some type of biopsy. This of course is dependant upon the final reading of the additional films.   Regards ....
991102 tn?1249288499
Thank you for your reply.  I am just nervous I guess. I had the spot compression done last week but no word yet.  I sent my films to my primary Dr. in GA to look at.  Thank you again for your words of encouragement!

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