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What does this mean? What to expect. BI-RADS 5

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LEFT BREAST MAMMOGRAM

At the site of the palpable lump at around 11:00 4 cm from the nipple is a 

spiculated irregular mass containing pleomorphic calcifications. No 

additional abnormality identified.

 

LEFT BREAST ULTRASOUND:

Ultrasound of the entire left breast was performed and demonstrates an 

antiparallel hypoechoic mass at the site of the palpable lump at 11:00 4 

cm. It measures 12 x 14 x 11 mm. A small intramammary lymph node is noted 

at 3:00 6 cm from the nipple. At 3:00 7 cm from the nipple is a small 

hypoechoic mass measuring 2 mm, surrounded by echogenic tissue.

BI-RADS 5



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  • kaynotrealname
    kaynotrealname Member Posts: 401
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    A bi-rads 5 indicates "the likelihood that it’s cancer is greater than or equal to 95%". But that's not 100% and they've been wrong many, many times. So in saying that, hope for the best. As far as preparation for the worst, just know that even if it is the worst, it more than likely won't be as bad as you fear. Breast cancer is very treatable now and has great success rates. But I wouldn't advise doing a ton of research because you're just going to scare yourself. Instead move the diagnostic appointments forward as fast as possible so that you know what you're dealing with and then can start dealing with it if need be. Once you know things for sure, the stress level goes down. It seems counterintuitive but that's the way it works.

  • j._.m
    j._.m Member Posts: 6
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    Thanks for your response. Just had a biopsy a few days ago - it was way easier than I expected. Just waiting on results.

  • moderators
    moderators Posts: 8,081
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    Sending good thoughts to you, @j._.m! Please keep us posted on the biopsy results. Hoping for the best for you!

    —The Mods

  • j._.m
    j._.m Member Posts: 6
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    Adenocarcinoma, invasive, ductal type, nuclear grade 2 Estrogen and progesterone receptor assays and Her2 studies have been ordered

  • moderators
    moderators Posts: 8,081
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    @j._.m, we are so sorry you got such unwelcome news. Consider checking out the Just Diagnosed? Start Here discussion, and posting also in the Just Diagnosed Forum, where others who face similar situations can offer support. You are not alone in this wonderful community! We are all here to help you find support, get information, and navigate your way around.

    Good luck with further results, and please come back to let us know how you're doing!

    The Mods

  • lixi
    lixi Member Posts: 1
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    Tengo birad 5 en eco y mamo, me hice la biopsia hace dos semas y no me dan resultados, no se si así demoran siempre o si debería ir a otro lado a rehacermelo. T

  • exbrnxgrl
    exbrnxgrl Member Posts: 4,853
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    Lixi, tenemos un foro en Español también. Hablo Español (lengua segunda) pero no tengo el vocabulario para charlar de cosas médicas. Lo siento. Aquí es el foro en Español:

    https://community.breastcancer.org/es/

  • moderators
    moderators Posts: 8,081
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    gracias, @exbrnxgrl!

  • exbrnxgrl
    exbrnxgrl Member Posts: 4,853
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    ¡ De nada!