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2/19/2018Hi I had a Breast MRI back in July. All clear. No signs of malignancy. But it stated I had mild to moderate background enhancements. My family has a strong history of breast cancer? What does the mild to moderate enhancements mean? I am scheduled for a 3D mammogram next Friday. I am screened every 6 months due to my family history. I am absolutely horrified of going to my appt next week. These screenings scare me. Although I still go. I never skip out on one. Just anxiety at an all time high!
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2/19/2018First, try not to worry! Background enhancement means that there are areas within the breast that absorbed the contrast dye during the MRI, making those areas appear white on the image. Doctors will want to keep an eye on this to make sure it is nothing. Congratulations for keeping up with your screenings even though it is anxiety-producing.

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