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Breast Abnormalities and Other Symptoms
General questions about breast health and possible symptoms.
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8/8/2017Had mammogram and ultrasound the other day. Strong family history. Found a mass on right side that has not been seen before. States:

At the 7:00 position 5 cm from the nipple, there is a round well-circumscribed heterogeneously hypoechoic mass that measures 2 mm x 7 mm x 7 mm. On the radial view, there is a questionable soft tissue internal component to the mass.

What exactly does he mean by the questionable soft tissue internal component? Would a biopsy be warranted given strong family history? I've been getting mammograms with ultrasounds since my 20's. Thank you for your help.
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8/9/2017A mass with well-circumscribed margins and heterogenous echo patterns is usually benign. Some benign lesions will also exhibit mild acoustic enhancement on ultrasound, and might be slightly compressible. The radiologist who reviews your mammogram will categorize your results using BI-RADS. You should talk to your doctor about the category your results are put into and what you need to do next.

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