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12/15/2017An MRI of the breasts that have undergone a double mastectomy revealed “increased prominence of the right axillary lymph nodes, etiology/significance uncertain.
No definite MRI evidence of breast malignancy.”
This is the opposite breast of the one that had stage 1 adenoid cystic carcanoma of the breast 9 years ago. with no recurrence thus far. Diagnosis suggested ultra sound followed by biopsy.
Question:
What does this result mean and what are the risks with my history? How do I best move forward if I want to go straight to having a biopsy performed at Hopkins? I am concerned with having a time delay considering possible cancer and coming from out of town for the procedure.
I was treated at Hopkins for my cancer but this test was done in VA. I am now out of state.
RepliedJHU's Breast Center Reply
12/16/2017Having a biopsy is the only way to determine what is going on with that lymph node. If you would like to have this done at Johns Hopkins, call 443-997-1513 to make an appointment with one of our breast surgical oncologists. Tell the scheduler you are coming from out of town and ask if you can have the imaging and biopsy done the same day (maybe in morning and see doctor in afternoon). You can tell them you spoke to me via the website. Angie Cramer, BSN, RN, ONN-CG, Certified Oncology Nurse Navigator.

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