I am booked in for an MRI guided core needle biopsy this Friday.
Given issues that presented last year in my left breast (benign), plus a weird blue/grey discharge from right nipple and strong family history of BC I now receive annual breast mri’s alongside a mammogram.
My BS presented me with my latest MRI results on Tuesday which read:
MRI Bilateral Breasts
There is an area of non mass enhancement in the central aspect of the right breast extending from the 9-3 o’clock position.
No calcifications have been demonstrated on mammography.
The enhancement has atypical features and has progressed in comparison with the previous examination performed in 2019.
The area would be suitable for MRI guided biopsy.
Direct comparison with previous examinations performed in 2019 has been made.
Amount of fibroglandular tissue (FGT):
The breasts have a mixture of fibroglandular opacity and fatty replacement.
Background parenchyma enhancement (BPE):
Mild but asymmetrical.
No enhancing mass has been identified in either breast.
There is an area of non mass enhancement in the upper central right breast extending from the 9-3 o’clock positions.
The area of concern is located in the mid third of the breast and measures 83 x 44mm in diameter.
The fibroglandular tissue of the breast remains unchanged.
The enhancement is heterogeneous and clumped.
It has increased in comparison with the previous MRI.
There is also some parenchymal enhancement in the lateral aspect of the left breast but this does not have suspicious features and remains stable in comparison with the previous examinations.
There is no internal mammary or axillary lymphadenopathy.
There are no other findings of significance.
My mammogram didn’t show anything other than the small ovoid opacity in the medial aspect of the right breast which was on the previous mammogram last year.
A few days after my MRI (which was done on 11th Nov) I felt an uncomfortable kind of bruise feeling in the outer right top of my right breast, felt it and realised it felt weird and lumpy. I put it to the back of my mind until my appt with my BS on Tuesday to get my results, when he told me there’s a suspicious area of concern. It reminded me to mention the lumpy weird area. he felt the area and stated that it’s thickening, he then had a quick look with his portable US machine and was saying how normal breast tissue looks and then says that there’s a different presentation if it’s not. He started to have a look saying yep looks normal, see.... then he goes right over the area and says ‘oh, there’s an area that’s different, good thing you’re having an MRI guided biopsy’ (thanks doc for making me feel at ease..... not) the rest of the appointment felt awkward lol.
I’m freaking out on the inside, I’m a few weeks shy of turning 41 with 3 children at home and I also care for my husband who has brain cancer so am trying my hardest not to allow too many worrying thoughts in.
But the area being 83 x 44mm ( 8.3cm x 4.4cm) is huge.....
Anyone experienced similar?
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