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Diagnostic mammogram's and other breast imaging questions.
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1/31/2018Probable breast cyst found by MD one week ago. History of breast cancer over one year ago. Notified medical oncologist and asked for 3D mammography out of facility since my health care provider only has 2D. I have extremely dense breasts. Referral department is taking 5 business days to review. Is this ok to take this long to decide? I am getting anxious about the time delay. It will be over 2 weeks from finding the lump to schedule the mammogram if they approve. If not approved it will be the same delay by 2D. Should I wait and follow along or go for a 2D and wonder what they missed? (They missed a small tumor pre-op) over one year ago.
RepliedJHU's Breast Center Reply
2/1/2018The 3D is more sensitive than 2D so it is preferred. Also, breast MRI is sometimes recommended for very dense breasts. While you need to be on top of this, a few weeks is not dangerous. Also, most cysts are benign, especially if they are simple cyst (fluid-filled).

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