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Diagnostic mammogram's and other breast imaging questions.
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|3/21/2012||Recently had BR-Digital Screening Mammogram and got a call back the next day. Comparisons to my previous mammograms done in 2011 and 2007. I am 42. Screening mammogram report states Bilateral MLO and CC views demonstrate heterogeneously dense fibroglandular tissue. There is an increasing nodular asymmetry in the medial mid to upper left breast at middle depth. No suspicious caclifications or evident axillary adenopathy. What is the medial mid to upper left area? Is increasing nodular asymmetry the same as 'developing' asymmetry? I am scheduled for a diagnostic mammo and ultrasound in a week.|
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|3/21/2012||Thank you for turning to the Johns Hopkins Breast Center. Divide the breast into eaqual quarters. The upper left is toward the underarm, the medial mid is more center/middle. Increasing vs developing essentially the same...and correct, next step would be further breast imaging, and possibly a biopsy depending on the additional imaging. Good to know the mammogram did it's job, by identifying a change in your breast, as compared to previous imaging! Imaging is a valuable tool, but definitive answer as to exact nature of lesion may have to be obtained from a tissue sample. Hope this helps and best wishes.|
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