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cath1024
cath1024 Member Posts: 4
edited July 2022 in Not Diagnosed But Worried

I had my yearly mammogram on Thursday and received a call Friday that i am to come back Monday to have another mammogram and ultrasound and I am terrified its going to be bad news! Can anyone read this report from my mammogram and tell me what they think?

OBSP MAMMOGRAM: br>br>ABNORMAL br>br COMPARED TO PREVIOUS: YES br BREAST Available DENSITY &gt: 75%: NO<br-ACR BI-RADS composition: C<br- br BREAST: Rightbr-FINDINGS: Focal asymmetry<br SIZE. 1.9 cm-not visualized on the ML.O projection-br-LOCATION: 8-10 o'clock radian o© @clock 6-7 em from nipple<br>br RECOMMENDATION:- SPOT COMPRESSION VIEWS AND ULTRASOUNDEXAMbr> <tr>BIRADS: O<br> <br>WE WILL BE RECALLING YOUR PATIENT FOR THESE ADDITIONAL

br THE BI-RADS ASSESSMENT CATEGORIES ARE: brO- incomplete.: I-negative.:2-benign findings: 3. probably benign.: 4-suspicious abnormality.: -highly suspicious of malignancy.: 6-known biopsy with proven malignancy. br br ACR BI-RADS COMPOSITION: br> A-entircly fatty: <br> B-scattered arcas of fibroglandular density:<br-C-heterogencously dense breast which may obscure small masses: -br D-extremely dense, which lowers sensitivity,

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  • rah2464
    rah2464 Member Posts: 1,192
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    Cath1024 when you have dense breast tissue it is very common to get a callback for more imaging either with a diagnostic mammogram (more views) and possibly an ultrasound. From reading this report your imaging was classified as "incomplete" meaning they need an additional look. It also indicates you have fairly dense breast tissue. The imaging report lists a potential area fairly deep in the breast but there is no indication of what it might be. Thats why they are wanting another look. It is also possible that there isn't anything there that is the joy of these types of imaging.

    Are you seeing a breast specialist or is this routine scanning ordered by your Gyn or PCP? If you aren't, it might be a good idea just to do so depending on how this next set of tests go. If the diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound conflict a bit, you may want to discuss having a breast MRI to view with a different imaging modality. Hang in there and let us know how today goes. Sending you my best.

  • moderators
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    Hi cath1024, and welcome to Breastcancer.org. We are sorry that these changes to your breast health have brought you here, and glad you got in touch.

    Please, check out this link to some resources and information about Common Imaging Questions. You may find some help here too.

    Try to relax and get some rest until Monday. Benign breast changes are very common! And please update us when you learn more.

    Thinking of you,

    The Mods


  • cath1024
    cath1024 Member Posts: 4
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    thank you I go today at 1:40 … 4 more hours of waited no with tummy knots… been reading the community threads all night some are helping relax me some are making me more anxious… I will update when I’m back later today.

  • cath1024
    cath1024 Member Posts: 4
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    I went today for my recall compression mammogram and ultrasound ... she flattened my girl like a pancake OUCH ... after that went over and had the ultrasound ... she took several pictures and then had me wait for her to go see if the pictures were satisfactory for the Dr. She then came back and said I was good to go and that I have to come back in 6 months for another mammogram and that is all that was said ... I was hoping the dr would come in and speak to me but she didn't.

    Now my concern is why do I need to go back in 6 months? My results are not yet showing on my chart for me to take a look but hopefully will be there soon! I am also thinking maybe I shouldn't even look at the results of the ultrasound and second mammo in case that gets me all worked up UGH

    I am thinking it must not be anything too concerning if i was good to leave without speaking to the Dr and the tech just telling me I need to come back in 6 months?

  • quietgirl
    quietgirl Member Posts: 165
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    It is very possible that you will get a written letter (maybe electronic or maybe an actual letter in the mail). You might also get a call from the doctor who put in the referral for the first mammogram. I know it might seem strange but it’s sort of like if you got a blood test , your own doctor talks to you about it not the person who does the test. As annoying as it is that the radiologist didn’t talk to you, it’s probably the way he or she operates ( Both times I had to get additional pictures I never spoke to the radiologist, just the women who did the mammogram. first time it was see you in a year and last time obviously it different).

    I will say the fact they want to see you in 6 months is probably to monitor something. Try not to freak out about that it’s a safe guard to make sure nothing is changing

  • alicebastable
    alicebastable Member Posts: 1,945
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    From what I've seen on here, a six month follow-up is very common for people with dense breasts.

  • rah2464
    rah2464 Member Posts: 1,192
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    I like those results!! Cath sounds like they are just being doubly cautious here, which is what you always want from your care team. I would suggest that you see an actual breast specialist for a further evaluation of your monitoring program given your breast density.

  • cath1024
    cath1024 Member Posts: 4
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    UPDATE… I just got my second mammogram and ultrasound results and I am thinking this all is good news for now.

    VIVIANE MASSAAD

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    CONED MAGNIFICATION VIEWS AND RIGHT BREAST

    ULTRASOUND:Clinical indication: Recall

    Comparison date: Mammogram from July 14 .Spot

    compression views of the right breast showed that the focal

    nodular asymmetry in the lateral aspect seen on the recent

    mammogram is less apparent. This is mainly seen on the CC

    A targeted right breast ultrasound was performed.

    Endo 9 o'clock position, 6 cm from the nipple, tiny 2

    mm cyst was noted. No suspicious solid mass.

    IMPRESSION: Nodular asymmetry seen on the recent

    mammogram on the CC projection is less apparent on the spot

    compression view and no suspicious sonographic abnormality.

    Because of the initial appearance on the mammogram,

    recommend follow-up unilateral right mammogram in 6 months

    to ensure stability.<br><br>The 6-month follow-up right

    mammogram should be arranged by your office. BI-RADS: 3

    «br>MASSAAD. VIVIANE<br>Status: D: 19/07/2022