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12/6/2017I finally received the radiology report for my diagnostic mammo and ultrasound.
Breast composition: Almost entirely fat (>25% GLANDULAR)
Findings: Asymmetry persists in the outer right breast with spot compression tomograms
Target ultrasound was performed in the 0:00 region of the anterior right breast 5cm from the nipple demonstrating a corresponding .6cm ovoid complex cystic and solid mass. Additional ultrasound of the right axilla demonstrates 2 normal right axillary lymph nodes. No pathologic right axillary lymph nodes.
Assessment: Bi-RADS Category 4-Suspicious abnormality.
Recommendation: Ultrasound guided core biopsy

the Bi-rad category does not break it down a,b or c. Is ovoid a bad shape? How likely is this cancer?
RepliedJHU's Breast Center Reply
12/6/2017Breast imaging (mammogram, ultrasound, MRI) are valuable tools for assessing the architecture of the breast. Ovoid refers to an oval shape and these are usually benign (not cancer), however, a biopsy of the tissue is the only way to determine exactly what the mass is.

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