Indeterminate Micro Calcifications
I am 54 years old with dense, fibrocystic breasts. I am going through menopause (blah). I had my annual screening mammogram on January 13th. On January 15th, I was told the radiologist had found an asymmetry in my right breast and scheduled for a diagnostic mammo and ultrasound on Monday, January 25th. After many, many pictures and a long ultrasound procedure, they called back on Tuesday and told that the radiologist had found two clusters of microcalcifications in my right breast. The one at 9 o'clock was very likely benign and they just wanted to follow up with another diagnostic mammogram in 6 months (Birads 3). The one at 10 o'clock is "indeterminate" and a Birad 4. I asked and they told me that it hadn't been categorized as a 4a, 4b or 4c. My biopsy is scheduled for this coming Tuesday. Of course, I've been looking up microcalcifications online and am very freaked out!! I've read that only 20% of these Birad 4 microcalcs end up being cancer, but then somewhere else I read it could be as high as 70% for Birad 4C.
I spoke to my doctor and she did not give me much info other than that they see more benign biopsy results than malignant. Very stressed out right now. Don't know how I'll get through the weekend! Any info or advice would be very appreciated.
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