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Breast Abnormalities and Other Symptoms
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12/13/2017Please tell me what this means Breast tissue mild, moderate background parenchymal enhancement and Asymmetric breast tissue is seen in the inferior right breast tissue The MRI and mammogram showed this but I really don't understand what it is or mean all I know is my doctor wants my Overies to be removed Can you please tell me what all that means Thank you so much.
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12/14/2017Background parenchymal enhancement on breast MRI refers to normal enhancement of the patient's fibroglandular tissue and is classified as mild, moderate or marked. Asymmetrical breast tissue is in respect to the same area on the opposite breast. When the same area of the breasts are compared there is a difference in breast tissue. An asymmetric density mammogram result is only a concern if there are associations with a clinically palpable abnormality, or a palpable mass. Otherwise, a certain amount of asymmetrical breast tissue is a normal variation that occurs in some women. Women who carry the gene mutation BRCA are at a higher risk for breast and ovary cancer. Not sure if you have this gene mutation, but that would typically be a reason to remove the ovaries unless there is a gynecological reason to do so.

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