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Biopsy coming up, Bi-Rads 4

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


BIRADS 4: Suspicious for malignancy. Biopsy is recommended


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


Targeted left breast ultrasound was also performed. The study was

initially performed by the sonographer, and subsequently by myself


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.