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Topic: Is it normal to see lymph nodes on mammography?

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Posted on: Apr 20, 2007 11:44PM

greenacres wrote:

Just curious - in my report it says "Findings: The breasts are heterogeneously dense which limits mammographic sensitivity and can obscure a mass. Within the bilateral breasts, no suspicious calcifications, architectural distortion or dominant suspicious mass is seen. Benign calcifications are noted in the left breast. Benign appearing lymph nodes are seen in the bilateral axillary regions. Some asymmetry of breast tissue greater on the left than the right is seen. This was seen on the prior study as well."

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Apr 21, 2007 05:21AM awb wrote:

I think it is pretty common to be able to see some of the lymph nodes on mammogram. The whole report sounds very benign--good news!!!! You may want to think bout going to a facility which offers digital mammograms when your next one is due, as they reportedly are better for women with dense breast tissue.

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Apr 21, 2007 10:39AM Tamodeez wrote:

I also have dense breasts and just had a MRI to make sure nothing small was hiding. My MRI came back normal and even though it took over a week to get the results, I'm happy I had it done. I would recommend that you get a digital mammogram and maybe an MRI wtih dense breasts.