No Yet Worried, But A Bit Concerned
I had my routing screening mammogram in late December (right before Christmas) and expected a call back for additional screening as the technician took extra images after she looked over the regular 4 shots. As expected, I received a call from my doctor last week asking me to go for diagnostic imaging and I had these completed last Friday. Again I was expecting a call for a follow up ultrasound based on a similar situation 3 years ago (just a fat nodule). I was surprised as the diagnostic tech showed me the "problem area" and it was on the left breast, not the right as I had assumed. My doctor called again this morning for me to go into for a second diagnostic mammogram as well as an ultrasound.
I am not worried at this point as I do realize that most callbacks result in no/benign conditions, however I was confused by the second diagnostic mammogram that was ordered. Is this something that occurs often (or maybe I should say is this out of the norm?).
For context, i am located in Canada and we cannot see our reports online like many of you do. The only thing that was mentioned to me was "asymmetry" on the screening mammogram which I realize is not that uncommon (my breasts are primarily fatty).