Topic: Called back after 1st Mammo and worried

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Posted on: Apr 30, 2022 09:35AM

Posted on: Apr 30, 2022 09:35AM

jdb12345 wrote:

Hello, just had my first mammo and was called back for mass found, BIRAD 0. No description of the mass was given and I am surprised by this. Is this favorable or not? I have to wait 3 weeks for a follow up ultrasound and potential 2nd mammo.


BI-RADS: 0 - Need Additional Imaging Evaluation
Left breast mass 10:00 location 6 cm from the nipple.

Recommend ultrasound of the left breast. Diagnostic mammogram as clinically warranted.

The patient will be contacted for the additional imaging.

Using breast density assessment and available personal and family history, remaining lifetime risk of breast cancer calculated using the Tyrer-Cuzick (IBIS) v8 model is 26.22%, compared to 12.89% for the average women her age.




HISTORY: Screening

TECHNIQUE: Digital technique was utilized. CAD analysis was performed and utilized interpretation of this mammogram. Routine screening views of the breasts obtained including CC and MLO. 3D tomosynthesis views were also obtained.

There are scattered areas of fibroglandular density.

There is a mass in the LEFT breast 10:00 location 6 cm from the nipple. Further workup is indicated. No suspicious masses, calcifications or architectural distortion in the contralateral breast.

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Apr 30, 2022 09:58AM moderators wrote:

Dear jdb12345,

Welcome to the BCO community. We are sorry that these questions have brought you here but we are glad that you reached out for some help and information. Here is a link to a topic that provides resources and information to common imaging questions and concerns. You might find some answers there. We hope that others will offer their experience as well. Let us know if we can offer further assistance.

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May 1, 2022 05:39AM rah2464 wrote:

Jdb well isn't that a kick in the pants to get a callback on the first one? Callbacks are common because your radiologist is being thorough and careful. The birads rating of 0 just means we want another look because imaging wasn't clear enough. It may have been how you were positioned or your breast density obscuring the view. Try not to worry too much although I know that can be impossible when you want an answer right now. I am sorry there is a wait for the diagnostic ultrasound. Please let us know how things go and don't hesitate to reach out to this community if you just need to vent.

Dx 5/23/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/27/2018 Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left); Mastectomy (Right); Reconstruction (Left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (Right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 7/27/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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May 1, 2022 12:17PM mle42 wrote:

it is SUPER common to get called back for additional imaging after a first mammogram, because there are no baseline images yet to compare to. BIRADS 0 is the lowest/least suspicious category possible. I know it’s nerve wracking to have to wait and go back in, but hopefully you can take some reassurance from that.

Dx 5/17/2021, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/25/2021 Lumpectomy (Right); Lymph node removal (Right): Sentinel Radiation Therapy 11/30/2021 Whole breast, Radiation boost: Right breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 1/1/2022 Arimidex (anastrozole) Targeted Therapy 2/17/2022 Verzenio Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)

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