Asymmetry on first screening mammogram. Scared. Please help.
I'm 40 and got my first screening mammogram (3D) a few days ago. They found a "small lateral asymmetry best seen on CC tomosynthesis" on my left breast. They didn't see any microcalcifications. They captured a few extra images, so I'm guessing they saw it on multiple ones.
The BIRADS score is 0, which means they need additional imaging. From my research, I'm guessing it's because they just need more information to make an assessment. I'm scheduled for a follow up scan in a few weeks (!)
BUT, I can't stop spiraling.
I'm terrified. I have two young kids and the though of leaving them motherless is unbearable. I know it could totally be nothing, and it's not likely to be cancer, but I can't stop thinking the worst case scenario. I have "heterogeneously dense" breasts which mean mammograms have a higher chance of false positive and false negative rates. So does this mean that I might have masses that are just not identifiable at this time?
Please help. Reassurance? Any statistics to give me more information? Stories?