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Diagnostic mammogram's and other breast imaging questions.
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|3/2/2012||I am a 36 yr female who has been experiencing left breast pain on and off for the last 3 months. Went in this week for my 1st mammogram, which was a diagnostic mammogram. After the mammogram, they scheduled me for an ultrasound to have a different image of the site. My doctor called me back today and said that there was an ill-defined density on the outer left breast. I do have a family history of breast cancer, paternal grandmother passed away from it. I am concerned about what they will find. Any suggestions to help calm my mind?|
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|3/2/2012||Thank you for turning to the Johns Hopkins Breast Center. My words of wisdom, to help calm your mind, is that you have done the very best thing for yourself by seeking evaluation for your breast pain!! It may be that because you have never had a mammogram before, there is nothing to compare it to (no baseline), so no way of knowing if what they are seeing now is 'normal' for you. So while you may be concerned, the best thing is to move forward with further evaluation. Turn worry into action. If determined you need a surgeon, consider a consultation with a breast surgeon at a Comprehensive Breast Center. If we can help, please call Sheila @ 443-287-BRST (2887)... and remember, we are only a mouse click or phone call away. Hope this helps and best wishes.|
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