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12/18/2017I was told my mammogram was NORMAL. I read the report and it said 'architectural distortion'.
Should I be concerned?
I had a needle biopsy 37 years ago. Is the architectural distortion from that?
My mother had breast cancer-the second time around she died from it.
My sister now has stage 4 breast cancer...she had it 2 times before...this is her third bout.
My aunt (mother's sister) died from breast cancer.
My mother's aunt died from breast cancer.
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12/18/2017First, hooray that your mammogram was normal! You have significant family history so I can see where you'd be concerned. Architectural distortion is when the mammogram shows a region where the breast's normal appearance looks like an abnormal arrangement of tissue strands, but without any associated mass as the apparent cause of this distortion. Yes, that distortion could be a result of scarring from your previous biopsy.

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