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Diagnostic mammogram's and other breast imaging questions.
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2/27/2018I'm 58 years old, get yearly mammograms and never had questionable results. My last one two weeks ago now requires additional studies. The findings say "There is a small asymmetry in the superior left breast, anterior depth seen only on the MLO view." I'm scheduled for these additional tests two days from now and of course, I'm a little frantic. What does this mean as far as location and severity? The only chance of breast cancer may be my paternal grandmother since she died long before I was born and my father was a small child so history is limited.
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2/27/2018Asymmetry means that compared with the same area on the opposite breast, things look differently. Many women have asymmetrical breasts. We would call these patients back for another look just to be sure it's nothing to worry about. Try not to worry!

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