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Diagnostic mammogram's and other breast imaging questions.
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|3/14/2012||Hello I just turned 50 and had a screening mammogram on 2/29/12, A week later I received a call from my dr to have an ultrasound and spot compression mammogram on my left breast. I had these tests done on Tuesday 3/13/12. The mammography tech showed me my screening mammogram which looked like a large oval shaped area on the top of breast just above the nipple. Oh course the techs said dont worry. Have not heard from Dr. yet. But will call on 3/15/12.. How long do these tests take to be read. I am very worried because I have no medical insurance at the moment and wondering if I need further procedures if this would have an impact on my care. what does oval shaped mean?|
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|3/15/2012||Thank you for turning to the Johns Hopkins Breast Center. I'm so sorry you have to wait so long in between imaging and reports and new appointments. Waiting is the hardest thing, which is why here @ JH we try and do all on the same day. Generally an oval shape is reassuring...could indicate a benign finding. Hope the news you get today is news that makes you happy! If you need us please call Sheila @ 443-287-BRST (2778) for an appointment. Hope this helps and best wishes.|
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