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Topic: 2 Hypoechoic Nodules

Forum: Not Diagnosed But Worried —

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Posted on: Apr 14, 2019 08:59PM

Elizabetty wrote:

Hi, within the last month I've had two mammograms and an ultrasound. The first mammogram showed an area of asymmetry in the left breast not seen before. The second mammogram "compressed" confirmed the area of asymmetry. Then I had my first ultrasound on both breasts. The left breast did not show any corresponding concern where the asymmetry was except a small simple cyst. Surprisingly, the right breast presented with 3 cysts (1 complex) and two well circumscribed hypoechoic nodules. The report then said they were likely fibroadenomas but I would need to get another set of bilateral mammograms and ultrasounds again in 6 months and the rating was a BIRAD 3. I did take some time to look at the research and for the most part I've read that fibroadenomas occur in younger women. In fact, many National Cancer sites say that they only occur in about 5% of women over 50. In light of the fact that I am turning 51 this month, is it reasonable for me to ask for a needle biopsy?

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Apr 15, 2019 09:35AM KBeee wrote:

DJmammo has a thread called interpreting your report here: https://community.breastcancer.org/forum/83/topics/858196?page=43#post_5386185

If you post the text of your report, he'll be able to give you the most informed answer.

Karen. Dx 8/5/2013, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 8/26/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 9/20/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 12/12/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 1/23/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 1/29/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 2/2/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Dx 2/25/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 3, 0/13 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 2/25/2015 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Prophylactic ovary removal Chemotherapy 3/31/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/25/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)

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