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8/1/2017Results of my mammogram are as follows. My doctor has ordered additional diagnostic imaging. What does this mean?

There is heterogeneous fibroglandular tissue and there is mild background breast parenchymal enhancement.

Small 6 mm cyst within the inferolateral aspect of the left breast in the anterior third depth. There are no areas of suspicious enhancement within the breast. There is no axillary or internal mammary lymphadenopathy.
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8/2/2017Breast tissue is composed of fibroglandular tissue (milk glands, milk ducts and supportive tissue), and fatty tissue. Heterogeneous fibroglandular tissue and parenchymal enhancement are descriptions of how the tissues appear on imaging. Cysts in the breast are generally a harmless sac filled with fluid rather than a cancerous or benign lump of cells.

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