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General questions about breast health and possible symptoms.
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|4/23/2012||I have 3 crescent shaped clusters of microcalification and multiple cysts that showed up on my mammogram/sonogram. After enhanced films were taken I was told that I need a stereotactic biopsy, ultrasound guided aspiration and an MRI. I am 47 years old with a family history of premenopausal breast cancer I tested negative for BRAC 1 and 2 mutations. This does not sound good to me and I think I need an unbiased honest perspective on the chances of this being cancer.|
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|4/23/2012||Breast imaging such as mammogram and sonogram are excellent screening tools, but are not diagnostic. A tissue biopsy, actual sample of the breast tissue, will give a definative answer. The BIRADS score of your mammgrom will give you an idea of what the breast imagers were thinking as to concern. With your family history of pre menopausal breast cancer, can understand your concern, but there is no way for us to venture a guess on could this be cancer or not. Hang in there and proceed with the stereo biopsy. If we can help, we are only a phone call or mouse click away.|
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