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Topic: MRI results question

Forum: High Risk for Breast Cancer — Due to family history, genetics, or other factors.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2018 12:30PM

SarahsMom wrote:

Cross posting from the "watchful waiting" group.

My risk was reassessed due to some new breast cancer cases in my family, so now it is 33%. I've been having 3D mammo, ultrasound and regular mammo spread out throughout the year for a long time.

A few weeks ago, my insurance approved an MRI with contrast. Yippee! But as with any new in depth diagnostic, scary. Here are the results -

MRI BI-RADS: 3 Probably benign

* Most worrisome ---> There is a 0.4 cm focus of enhancement in the right breast at 9 o'clock posterior depth. This shows homogeneous enhancement and persistent delayed kinetics. This is probably benign; however, a 6 month MRI follow-up is recommended.

* (Sounds like tissue) ---> Area of 2 cm non-mass enhancement in the right central breast middle depth with progressive enhancement is most likely benign fibroglandular tissue.

* (These are just regular cysts) There are multiple T2 hyperintense /T1 hypointense non-enhancing masses in the right breast, which are most compatible with multiple simple cysts. The two largest cyst in the lower outer breast measure approximally 1.4 cm x 0.8 cm for the posterior cyst, and and 1.2 cm x 0.8 cm for the more anterior cyst. Additional 0.8 cm -1.2 cm cysts are seen in the right breast 9-10 o'clock posterior depth.

Thanks for any comments or insight on that focus of enhancement. I suppose at the next MRI if the focus is larger and moves beyond the 5 mm mark, then maybe we would do a biopsy?

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