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4/14/2015Hi, I would like to know if JH would re- read my mammogram. I have two prior 2D & a recent 3D. I brought in a prior but it didn't get to the radiologist that read the 3D recent mammo.He wanted priors to compare birads 0, no other issues besides fatty changed some fibrogladular, but said there was a round partially circumscribed 7mm nodule 1.6cm from nipple wanted ultrasound & prior. OK so I resubmitted my priors again then mammogram sat on a different radiologists desk for five days unread so I picked them up & left. When I went in to pick them up,they had already set an appt for the next week for the ultrasound which I did not agree to, without asking me, really? And re-read the mammogram recommended ultra sound again & added more views.....after reading a 3d & 2 priors, they can't figure out what they are seeing, please.
I was disappointed in this facility, I would never go back there. I also realized later that in December a wire decoration fell from a high cabinet onto my left breast near nipple & it hurt for days. Im so busy, I wish I remembered that before I went in or I would have waited to have the mammogram done. So now I will wait before even considering an ultrasound. I do bse frequently, I cannot feel anything they describe in that area but soft tissue. Breasts are almost entirely fatty....46yrs old.
I think 3D may be showing a bit too much leading to over detection. Women must be vigilent & know their breasts & bodies. Very disappointed.
Thank you
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4/14/2015At this point in time we are only able to re-review mammograms/breast imaging studies that are associated with a birad 4 or higher number.

Be sure wherever you go to double check that the radiologist is a breast imaging radiologist.

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