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 Asked: 7/27/2005 Is a mammogram considered normal when the dictated results state : BIRAD 1, return next year for screening?
 Asked: 7/26/2005 what is stage 5 in breast cancer.
 Asked: 7/25/2005 I am 43 years old had a mommogram done on April 9th it is now July 25 and I am still experiencing sevire discomfort.
 Asked: 7/25/2005 I''m being treated for breast cancer and in April had a mammogram, ultrasound, and breast MRI.
 Asked: 7/25/2005 I had a double mastectomy and reconstruction 5 years ago for stage 2 breast cancer.
 Asked: 7/25/2005 I went in for my first baseline mammo at age 37 a few weeks ago.
 Asked: 7/24/2005 I felt a ridge on my left breast last week, which the radiologist determined by ultrasound was a periductal fibrosis.
 Asked: 7/21/2005 hello this is the first time i have been here i went in last week for a mamagram i am only 33yrs old aug 6th...
 Asked: 7/21/2005 Hi, What is the difference between a diagnostic mammogram and a screening mammogram? Who should get which? (regarding ladies who have or have not had...
 Asked: 7/21/2005 Please help. I am a 35 year old with a 2 year old and no family history of bc.
 Asked: 7/5/2005 Thank you for taking my question! I am a 47 yr old female who was diagnosed with early breast cancer (right breast) in 6/04.
 Asked: 7/5/2005 What does it mean by "focal area of decreased echogenicity with a bright echogenic focus.
 Asked: 7/5/2005 I have been having annual screening mammograms since age 40.
 Asked: 7/3/2005 I am 30 years old, no history of BC.
 Asked: 6/29/2005 I''m a 30 yr old who just went for a mammogram due to pain under my nipple that has lasted about a month.
 Asked: 6/29/2005 I recently posted a question about my pathology results (see below).
 Asked: 6/28/2005 I am a 43 year old female.
 Asked: 6/27/2005 I am 53 and for third time in 5 years I have had a mammogram come back stating that I needed additional testing.
 Asked: 6/26/2005 Hi, I am 40 and just had a baseline mammogram.
 Asked: 6/22/2005 I recently had to have a mammogram repeated after six months because of a mole that was not originally marked.
 Asked: 6/22/2005 would like to know, if it is all right to do mammogram during our menses period.
 Asked: 6/21/2005 My doctor said she just came back from a conference and she now recommends I get MRI''s along with Mammo''s for screening due hisk family risk.
 Asked: 6/17/2005 I have had several mammograms in the past and I am familiar with the amount of discomfort they can cause however during my last mammogram...
 Asked: 6/16/2005 I had breast cancer almost 6 years ago.
 Asked: 6/16/2005 I am a 31 year old white female who has just recently had my first mammogram due to bloody unilateral single duct discharge.
 Asked: 6/14/2005 I had my first mammo last week and the test came back: 1.5 cm oval mass lateral - I''ll be having a follow up ultrasound...
 Asked: 6/12/2005 Hi, I just hadmy yearly mammogram and it came back with a 1.2 cm mass in the anterior depth of at 12o''clock in my right...
 Asked: 6/12/2005 I am 39 years old. Recent mammogram states scattered fibroglandular elements in both breasts that could obscure lesion on mammography.
 Asked: 6/10/2005 In March 2004 I was nursing my first born child and had not yet had a mammogram.
 Asked: 6/9/2005 I have a question about tumor markers.
 Asked: 6/9/2005 I just had a follow up mammogram and sonogram (about five weeks after my initial screening mammogram).
 Asked: 6/9/2005 Would like to know if a solely sonomammogram can replace the mammogram per se, for the purpose of screening on breast CA?
 Asked: 6/9/2005 I am 31 years old and went for a baseline ultrasound last week as I have fibrocystic breasts.
 Asked: 6/9/2005 Hello, and thank you again for all the work you do here.
 Asked: 6/7/2005 I do not have breast cancer but I have a BRCA 2 gene.
 Asked: 6/6/2005 when they did the xray they had me come back in for a 2nd xray of one breast why whould they do this is this a sign that there is some thing wrong.
 Asked: 6/5/2005 My history: I am 52, went through menapause in my early 40s and had a complete hysteroctomy 6 years ago (not for cancer, but huge...
 Asked: 6/1/2005 I was diagnosed with DCIS 12/2003 at the age of 25.
 Asked: 6/2/2005 I am 45 years old and recently had a mammogram and was called back for spot compression views.
 Asked: 5/30/2005 Thank you for this truly wonderful service.
 Asked: 5/30/2005 On 5/27/05 under Breast Imaging Category I asked a 2 part question.
 Asked: 5/27/2005 Hello, I have two questions: 1. What could a prominent dark spot (area) on a mammogram x-ray indicate? 2.
 Asked: 5/25/2005 In January, 2005 I had a lumpectomy - tumor size was 1.3cm.
 Asked: 5/25/2005 Examination of the left breast at 12 o''clock about 7 cm from the nipple demonstrates the presence of ill-defined solid, hypoechoic mass with posterior shadowing...
 Asked: 5/24/2005 Had annual mammogram today and received a call from lab scheduling another compression of left breast due to inability to see all areas from x-ray.
 Asked: 5/23/2005 I noticed a clear yellowish discharge from my left breast and made an appointment with my gyn.
 Asked: 5/23/2005 Hi I recetly had an MRI for two small areas of DCIS both under 1 cm.
 Asked: 5/22/2005 Digital mammogram & Ulstrasound -- Does a digital mammogram image clearly show the difference between a lump that is liquid (cyst) vs.
 Asked: 5/18/2005 I recently had my yearly mammogram and was called back to do another mammogram on my left breast, along with an ultrasound.
 Asked: 5/18/2005 hi, me again. i was involved in a breast imaging study when i was diagnosed with tubular carcinoma in march of this year.
 Asked: 5/15/2005 3 years ago, I had calcification detected on my mammogram (left side).
 Asked: 5/15/2005 Hi .. I wanted to know is feibrogladular densities might remark for a possibility of suspicious masses in the future.
 Asked: 5/15/2005 Regarding my Arimidex question. Yes, I do plan on bringing the side effect issues up to Oncologist.
 Asked: 5/13/2005 My wife is suffering from breast cancer.she is 38 years old.
 Asked: 5/13/2005 can a cyst in the breast become cancer?
 Asked: 5/13/2005 I have fibriod cystic disease of both breast.
 Asked: 5/12/2005 My mamogram and sonomamogram assessment is as follows: "Distinct hypoechoic masses with suggestively benigh sonographic features, bilateral.
 Asked: 5/10/2005 I am 29yrs old and I am scheduled to have a breast augmentation in a few days.
 Asked: 5/6/2005 Had u/s 12-29-04 and 4-26-05; after these it was recommended I have mammotome; was in the hospital getting ready for procedure and they couldn''t find...
 Asked: 5/5/2005 Do microcalcifications routinely fail to show up on mammogram? After detecting a thickening of my left breast, mammogram and ultrasound were done.
 Asked: 5/3/2005 I am 3 years out from left invasive breast cancer.
 Asked: 5/2/2005 Hi, I am 28 years old woman student.
 Asked: 5/2/2005 I had my first mammogram done two years ago.
 Asked: 5/2/2005 This is about ductal echography of the breast.
 Asked: 4/29/2005 I had a mammogram at a local county hospital and they said the results were suspicious and wanted me to have a ultrasound.
 Asked: 4/29/2005 I know that MRI tends to give a lot of false positve results but how is it''s reliability in terms of finding true positives?
 Asked: 4/28/2005 I am 53 years old, have had ovarian cancer twice (20 years ago and 17 years ago; hysterectomy but no chemotherapy).
 Asked: 4/27/2005 Would a CT scan show breast cancer? or would it show only if it has spread to other areas? Thanks.
 Asked: 4/27/2005 I am 40 yrs. old with a strong family history of breast & ovarian cancer (mother, paternal aunts, both grandmothers).
 Asked: 4/26/2005 I am interested to know if Hopkins does thermographic imaging for the detection of breast cancer? If not, should it be assumed Hopkins doesn''t endorse...
 Asked: 4/26/2005 had a mammogram on 11-03-04 with these results:calcifications in both breast and mildly to moderate dense parenchyma with coarsely nodular pattern was returned a week...
 Asked: 4/25/2005 Before I ask my questions, I want to thank you for all your replies, they have helped me greatly.
 Asked: 4/25/2005 My mom''s mammogram showed an area of concern and she then sent for more films and an ultrasound.
 Asked: 4/25/2005 Mammogram results: cluster of microcalcifications in the right upper quadrant of the right breast new since study in 1999.
 Asked: 4/25/2005 Can you explain these results to me please.
 Asked: 4/24/2005 Is an MRI an accurate test for detecting breast cancer that has not been noted on a mammogram, ultrasound, or CT scan? I understand that...
 Asked: 01/19/2005 I am 45 years old. In 2000 I had calcifications removed by sterotactic biopsy.
 Asked: 02/03/2005 I wrote you with this a few weeks back:A week ago I got a mamo due to my family''s history and a lump in my...
 Asked: 04/14/2005 I am 39 years old, have very dense breast.
 Asked: 03/22/2005 What are some benign conditions that enhance on a breast MRI?
 Asked: 02/18/2005 I wrote to you a couple of days ago about my callback for mammo and ultrasound, and you kindly answered.
 Asked: 02/17/2005 My doctor recommended a mammo due to palpable lesion in lower right quadrant (9 o''clock)of right breast.
 Asked: 02/03/2005 I was just called back for additional screening.
 Asked: 02/17/2005 I had breasy cancer over 8 years ago Went to Moffit Cancer for surgery (lumpectomy) and followed this with Tamoxifin for 5 years.
 Asked: 01/07/2005 Hi. I''m 43 yrs old.
 Asked: 12/29/2004 I am 37 yrs old with a long history of dense fiborous breast tissue,had a core needle biopsy app4rox 4 yrs ago which came back...
 Asked: 02/09/2005 what is fibroadeoma?
 Asked: 02/19/2005 My mammogram showed cluster calcifications of the right breast and in the right axilla area, Should I be concerned and what other testing should I...
 Asked: 02/14/2005 My sister had breast cancer in 2002 and has fully recovered.
 Asked: 02/11/2005 How long should I wait after weaning a child to get my first baseline mamogram.
 Asked: 01/25/2005 What is a galactogram? I am scheduled for one on Friday and wondered what it was like..
 Asked: 01/07/2005 I''m 42 years old and I am breastfeeding my 20 month old, just at night.
 Asked: 02/11/2005 I went in for my first mammogram last Tues.
 Asked: 04/17/2005 Thank you for helping me.
 Asked: 04/18/2005 I had an excisiional biopsy at 4:00 on left breast Feb/2005, under the recommendation of my radiologist, OBGYN Dr., pathologist (who took a core biopsy),...
 Asked: 02/22/2005 Because my mom has had 2 mastectomies, the first at age 41 (stage 2 IDC, negative lymph nodes) the second 25 years later (DCI in...
 Asked: 02/02/2005 I''m 47 years old and went in for a mammogram in early Dec.
 Asked: 04/01/2005 Does caffiene cause problems with the mammogram image, or does caffiene cause pain during the mammogram process? Both? Neither? I used to cut caffiene out...
 Asked: 01/25/2005 Hello, my mother was diagnosed with DCIS about 3 years ago, had a mastectomy and radiation cause a focal point was seen after surgery.

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