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5/6/201763 year old woman. Had slight pain in left breast. No findings from doctor during exam. Mamogram and ultrasound done. Ultrasound shows an "8 x 7 x 5 mm complex cystic and solid structure" in the retroareolar region with what appears to be some dilated adjacent ducts. IMPRESSION read: Solid and cystic structure with what appears to be some dilated ducts. Recommend a breast MRI with and without gadolinium. I am going to see the radioligist before I take that step. From what I am reading here a complex cyst is likely not cancer. I am not sure what "and solid structure" means. I also read that dialated ducts are not a risk for cancer. Not sure if MRI is necessary at this point. What do you think? Also my sister had breast cancer a couple years ago.
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5/7/2017perhpas the "solid" part of the debris within the complex cyst? that'sa guess. they will likely want to be more aggressive in your evaluation too due to first degree relative having had breast cancer.

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