Stable lesion- should I be pressing for more answers?
I'm wondering if I need to press my physician for additional testing…
39/F with elevated risk for bc. A year ago I started a preventive path of a mammogram and MRI 1x yearly.
My 1st MRI 8 months ago showed a probably benign lesion on left breast. Two mammograms and a follow up US later did not pick anything up. However I had a follow up MRI recently and the lesion is still there. My doctor relayed results with a note that stated it was stable and to recheck via MRI in 6 months. I do have breast pin in the side of my left breast. The dr suggested changing bras. I did and that helped a little but still experience somepain.
Should I push for additional testing?
Here are my most recent MRI results (MRI 2 of 2):
mount of fibroglandular tissue:Scattered fibroglandular tissue
Background parenchymal enhancement: There is mild background parenchymal enhancement in the left breast
No new suspicious mass or suspicious area of enhancement.
Again noted is a stable approximately 1.1 cm persistently enhancing oval T2 hyperintense mass at 3:00 just lateral to the central nipple line, axial image 69/104 and sagittal image 28/66.
There are several foci of progressive enhancement within the breast which are without significant interval change.
The nipple and dermis are unremarkable.
There is no axillary lymphadenopathy.