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First mammogram. Biopsy next week. Freaking out and so worried

tbassrn1981 Member Posts: 1
edited February 2023 in Not Diagnosed But Worried

Hi. My name is Terrah. I had my first mammogram Tuesday as I'm over 40.

Called back Wednesday. They found a mass right breast. US done that day. Radiologist recommends biopsy. I scheduled this for next Thursday. I'm freaking out as the word "hypoechoetic" was used in US report. Has anyone had similar findings and turned out to be benign? I'll post mammo in report and then US report.


on Noce: There are intramammary limon nodas seen in both bresets

cal Finding

vignal breast tomosyninesis images were oblained and reviewed.

computer-aded delection cAU was used in the interpretation of this mannograr


10 mm richt breast mass. Recommend targeted bresst u trasound for lurther charscterization.

BI-RADS ATLAS category (left): 2 - Benign

AlLAS calegory nomi. o - Incomptele. veeds Acaitonal imaging


Terrah A Bass is a 41 y.o. female and is seen for MASS. Surgical history includes bilateral breast enhancement, 2012 (Saline, Retro). History of breast cancer in cousin.


Compared to: 02/21/2023 Breast Imaging Screening Mammogram w/Implants



No tissue composition recorded.

US Breast Limited Right


1) Mass: There is an 11 mm x 7 mm x 11 mm oval, parallel, hypochoic mass with circumscribed margins seen in the retroareolar region of the right breast at 11 o'clock, 1 cm from the nipple. The mass correlates with the prior mammogram finding.

Morphologically normal right axillary lymph nodes are seen.


11 mm right breast mass. Recommend ultrasound-guided biopsy for histologic correlation.

BI-RADS® ATLAS category (right): 4 - Suspicious

4A - Low Suspicion for Malignancy


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    I can only imagine the anxiety and stress you are feeling. I have had major health anxiety for many years. I luckily no longer have it but I totally understand it. I would strongly suggest you get whatever testing you need to put this to rest. Thelikelihood of breast cancer is small but it has become a living breathing monster in your mind.

    Hopefully, then you can release some of your stress and have the strength the help your mom. Good luck to you.