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Diagnostic mammogram's and other breast imaging questions.
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|3/9/2012||I jam 56 years old and had my yearly mamography this week. No previous history of any problems. No breast cancer in the family. My gynecologist called me to say that the radiology imaging center needed additional views. I went immediately and in addition to the views they did an ultrasound. The radiologist said it showed an 8mm nodule deep in the breast that was smooth and suggested an aspiration. My doctor told me to go to a breast surgeon. The breast surgeon told me to go to a radiologist to do the procedure. Who should be doing this? I live in New Jersey. Do you have any recommendations. What is your opinion on the findings?|
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|3/10/2012||Thank you for turning to the Johns Hopkins Breast Center. Sorry it sounds like you are geting a bit of a run around to go here and go there. Here @ Johns Hopkins we would have performed your aspiration the same day of your finding on your mammogram and ultrasound. We know that across the country, other institutions have different practices. You could locate a Comprehensive Breast Center, and/or an Academeic Medical Center, in your area (or travel a bit if you have too) to be seen and evaluated by breast health experts. If we can help, please call Sheila @ 443-287-BRST (2887). Hope this helps and best wishes.|
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