Abnormal mammo and upcoming biopsy
Hi! New here. So on May 4, I had a mammogram and also a right breast ultrasound due to some pain. Ultrasound came back fine. The screening mammogram showed some concerning calcifications on right breast which they then magnified on a 3-D ultrasound at least that’s my understanding. Radiologist came in and said I have one group of just 3 calcifications. She said she wasn’t too worried because usually 5 or more is concerning. She also mentioned it looks like my last mammogram a year and a half ago they were calcifications, but that radiologist did not ask for magnification, and did not note them so that he must’ve not been too concerned. I was surprised by this, I was not even talk about those .I was super anxious and she reassured me again she wasn’t super worried, but that if it was breast cancer, it would be early stage.
Her recommendation was a 6 month follow up mammogram. Maybe to the average person this was acceptable, but I have severe anxiety so I told her I didn’t know if I could wait six months and asked if I had any other options.? She then said she didn’t ever want to cause a patient undue stress so she would order a biopsy for May 16th. I left telling myself it’s gonna be OK. The doctor wasn’t too concerned.
fast forward a couple of days and I got the my chart report from my visit. Her written report vastly differed from our conversation. I was put in a bi rads 4 B category, which I researched and found that shows 10 to 50% chance of malignancy! I was confused and freaking out. I’ve tried to reach the radiologist and every time I call the office I kid you not, I am in a queue of about 40 callers I request a call back and never get it. And for some reason you can’t message the radiologist on your my chart.
anyways, the report said I have someone dystrophic calcification? I’m attaching screenshots of it here.
Tuesday is the biopsy and I just keep going in my head to worst case scenario. Has anybody else have this situation and what was your outcome?I have four kids raging an age from 14 to 26 and I just wanna be around a long time for them.
I’ve also read doctors will sometimes upgrade the Birads categories so insurance will cover biopsy is that true? Just looking for some glimmer of hope.and I don’t know if it matters but there’s no family history of breast cancer.
thank you for reading my very long post.