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Breast Abnormalities and Other Symptoms
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1/29/2018How can a lymph node be confused for a fibroadema with a Birads 3? I had a diagnostic mammogram with US. They then recommended breast MRI again stating Birads 3. I was sent for US guided breast biopsy due to an exceptionally high breast cancer risk in my family. The doctor says, ď oh, itís just a lymph node donít need to biopsy.Ē Iím completely confused how all 3 radiologists are telling me something different.
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1/30/2018The mammogram shows an image, which is interpreted by the radiologist. Unless the area is biopsied there is virtually no definitive way to determine exactly what the mass is. If you can come to us, one of our radiologists who specializes only in breast can help you. Call us at 443-997-1513.

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