Kindly answer questions below:
1) How did this (BI-RADS Cat 3) breast lesion occur?? if in fact thats what it is.
I do work out five to six days a week but not excessive routine or reps, and lift 5 to 8 pound dumb bells, 2) could that have been a contributer to lesion in my breast??
3) What do they mean by scattered fibrograndular??
4) What causes this condition?
5) Should I look for specific signs on my breast?
6) Is it feasible to have mammo done prior to 6 months if I experience pain, disoloratio on my breast?
1) What will be the next step after following up with mammo in six months???
a) if condition remains as is, b) if condition becomes malignant??
2) Can I take medication for current condition?? Anything??
3) Can I still have a BI-RADS cat 3 and breast cancer together??
4) Is this a condition that should be shared with family?
I recently (today) learned my grandmother, mothers mom, had breast cancer at a young age, in her mid 30s, it was in the early stages and so she recovered, and it never returned. My mother has never had breast cancer, she is the only female of four brothers. I have a sister that is 25 and she has no signs of breast cancer. My mothers brother was diagnosed with colon cancer last year, he is in his early 60's, he recently completed chemo.
1) Is this something I should report to my personal physician??
2) Would this require the need for an earlier mammogram??
3) How can it be determined exactly what I have?
You mentioned cyst, lipoma etc.,
4) How can it be poin pointed wht it is??
5) Must I wait six months to find out?
6) Is there alternate testing that can be done now? other than biopsy?
I'm health conscious and I exercise, and so I'm eager to be proactive and not simply sit around and wait. There has to be something I can do to find out exactly what it is now instead of waiting, and wasting valuable time that can ultimately save me.
7) What else do you recommend that I do??
Look forward to your response.
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Hello. I am going to try to help you answer your questions.
1) Is this something I should report to my personal physician?? -- yes, family history of early breast cancer is very important to report to your physician.
2) Would this require the need for an earlier mammogram?? -- you would not need an early mammogram if one was suggested to be done in 6 months. Results of the mammogram says NEGATIVE which means there is no evidence of cancer. The only reason to repeat a mammogram in 6 months is to make sure that some dense tissue in your breast is not hiding something behind (very unlikely).
3) How can it be determined exactly what I have? -- mammogram is the only can determine if there is a suspicious density on the mammogram. If there is a suspicious density, then biopsy is the only thing that will be able to exactly determine what is going on. However, your mammogram did not show any suspicious densities, therefore, there is nothing there to biopsy.
4) How can it be poin pointed wht it is?? - again, mammogram can just show a density. If there is a suspicious density, then you will get an ultrasound (which sounds that you had). Ultrasound can differentiate between a cyst, lipoma and a cancerous density. To confirm the exact diagnosis, biopsy is needed.
5) Must I wait six months to find out? -- if the radiologist suggested waiting 6 months, it is safe to assume that you do not need to have a sooner mammogram. However, for your piece of mind and if your insurance pays for it, you can ask your doctor to repeat your mammogram in 3 months.
6) Is there alternate testing that can be done now? other than biopsy? - You can discuss with your doctor doing an MRI of your breast. MRI of the breast is highly sensitive in determining breast cancer, however, it is very expansive and insurance may not approve it. However, it is worth pursuing this.
7) What else do you recommend that I do?? -- I would encourage you to wait. Your mammogram did not suggest anything that needs to be biopsied. For your own piece of mind you can talk to your doctor about doing an MRI of the breast or to repeat mammogram in 3 months. Also, I would suggest you do monthly breast exams and if you feel a lump, address it with your doctor.
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Thank you for your quick response Julia and I appreciate your sensitivity to this matter.
I will follow up with my physician about the above for my piece of mind.
I look forward to following up with you in the very near future.
Thank you once more.
I am very happy I was able to help you. Please feel free to follow-up at any time. I will be happy to help you.