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What does this typically mean Mammogram - The breast tissue

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What does this typically mean? Mammogram - The breast tissue is heterogeneously dens. Finding are multiple circumscribed nodules in the left breast breast. This finding is new since the prior exa. No mammographic abnormality of the right breast.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 6 years ago.



This can be due to;


1) Fibroadenoma of breast

2) Fibrocystic disease of breast (usually it is on both the sides)

3) Multiple cysts in breast


All the three conditions are benign but an ultrasound or fine needle aspiration cytology may be advised for the confirmation.


Please feel free for your follow up questions.


Dr. Arun

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
could it be cancer? Or is this very unlikely??
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 6 years ago.



Chance of cancer is quite unlikely as there is a uniform density change in breast which is quite unusual finding for the cancer. But we work on the highly cautionary side for any breast change; and this is the reason you physician may like to get a fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) or aspiration biopsy cytology (ABC) done to categorically rule it out.


It is privilege assisting you.


Dr. Arun

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
What do you mean uniform density change?
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 6 years ago.



It means the breast has become dense all over the tissue.


Dr. Arun

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
So does it matter that I have also had heterogeneously dense breast tissue? Also does this have anything to do with having night sweats?? Thank you in advance
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 6 years ago.

You are welcome.


Night sweats may not be related to it. Heterogeneously dense breast tissue is a term employed where breast tissue has varying density all over. Breast tissue is normally homogenous. This heterogeneous breast tissue is commonly being seen in fibrocystic breast disease, which is a non cancerous disease.


Dr. Arun

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