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Biopsy coming up, Bi-Rads 4

wafa510
wafa510 Member Posts: 8
edited January 2023 in Waiting for Test Results

They found an area of concern on screening mammo. I am 55 years old and my sister had a double mastectomy, breast cancer in both breasts found at her very first mammogram at the age of 40. Because I don't have any lumps or masses I can't find any information on my report. I copied and pasted some of it below. Went for diagnostic mammo and sono on Tuesday. Scheduled for biopsy in 2 weeks. It is not believed to be ductal ectasia. If anyone has any familiarity of these findings I would love to understand this better. Thanks!


Suspicious calcifications in the left lower central breast associated

with a dilated ductal system. Stereotactic core needle biopsy is

recommended.

BIRADS 4: Suspicious for malignancy. Biopsy is recommended

MAMMOGRAPHY:

Additional magnification and spot compression 3-D views demonstrate a

tubular focal asymmetry in the lower central breast extending from

middle to far posterior depth with morphology most suggestive of a

prominent ductal system. Associated indeterminate calcifications are

noted tracking along the ductal system, which are indeterminate.

Stereotactic core needle biopsy is recommended

ULTRASOUND:

Targeted left breast ultrasound was also performed. The study was

initially performed by the sonographer, and subsequently by myself

personally.

Comparison is made to prior studies dating back to: 5/15/2019

Left breast:

Targeted ultrasound to the lower central left breast demonstrates a

prominent dilated ductal system corresponding to the mammographic

asymmetry and associated area of calcifications.