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Diagnostic mammogram's and other breast imaging questions.
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|2/28/2012||Baseline mammo at 37 called back for additional views. Asymetrical tissue present. US done told to return in 6 months. 6 month follow up no change in mammo but small lump felt in area of asymetrical tissue. US shows nothing. DR recomends seeing a breast specialist for follow up. Was seen with specialist says to return in 3 months for lump check. Have BC history sister, mother's cousin and possiblity of dads mother. Specialist says they really don't recomend women do self breast exams anymore as it causes alot of false alarms? She also say's I am not at risk? I am not sure if she meant my lump not being at risk or me in general not to be at risk? She said the lump was very close to the chest wall and almost feels like normal compared to the other side but it felt slightly larger? I left feeling confused. My sister is insisting I have my fild reveiwed elsewhere. I did go to a breast center for my imaging and my follow with the specialist is at a major University in my area. I want to beleive in them but still feel confused. 6 months 3 months can there really me much change in 3 months? I feel like I am just waiting to get breast cancer now.|
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|2/28/2012||no way to know if this is something worrisome or not because it requires a formal consultation to determine that. usually a patient can feel confident if she seeks care at a large comprehensive medical center which apparently you did.|
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