Scared - Focal Asymmetry with New Architectural Distortion
Hi, new here and scared/anxious I had my routine screening mammo (3D) on 5/5. This is only my 2nd one. My very first one in 2019 was normal.
I got a message on 5/7 saying it was a callback and I needed to have more images. I figured it was because they couldn't see something clearly because I have very large breasts. Scheduled for the 18th due to work issues, even though they offered an appt on the 12th, bc I really wasn't worried.
I found my report last night and it says there is "focal asymmetry with new architectural distortion within the upper outer quadrant of the RIGHT breast, 10:00 position, 11 to 12 cm from the nipple (CC slice 37, MLO slice 22). Bi-RADS Category 0.
The architectural distortion is what's scaring me the most, especially with the focal asymmetry. It just seems to often be an indication of malignancy from what I've read. I haven't had and injury, surgery or biopsy on my breasts, so no obvious reasons that it might be scarring.
I'm 43, no history of breast cancer in my family. However, I went into menopause at 29 and I've been on HRT for 14 yrs. There's studies done on HRT /cancer risk in women's over 50, but nothing about young women in my situation.
I guess I'm just looking to see if anyone else here had similar findings and what did it end up being. The waiting for the next week is going to so hard.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions, help, words of wisdom.