update on microcalcifications

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Mary A
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   Posted 4/10/2008 8:50 PM (GMT -7)   
 
 
     Hello to all,
 
     Had my MRI.. radiologist said every thing looked good and stable. Then he said that on my right breast there was a little something that looked like "shadowing". He said not to worry about it.. I asked him . are you sure.. I do have a family history of cancer.. and alot of it.. No.. don't worry right now.. I am so confused... Anyway waiting for the doctor to call me with the report... thanks everyone for these postings.. it helps so much to read about others and know that I am not alone
 

gma
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   Posted 4/11/2008 7:09 AM (GMT -7)   
OK what is a shadowing? How old are you? If you are young and have dense breasts you should have a sonogram. Take no chances, especially with history in your family. If you have a breast specialist in your area I think it would be a good idea that you make an appointment. They understand more about shadowing, lumps, calcifications, etc. than a family doctor and perhaps the radiologists. Do not just let it go and forget about it. Breast cancer is best treated found early. I don't mean to scare you but with family history I would be VERY careful of everything you find that might be chancey. Take care of yourself! Keep copies of all reports in a safe place and together. I am still looking for some reports I had that somehow got packed separately when we moved........... grrrr. You never know when you might want to refer back to them.

Hugs Mary K.


Mary A
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   Posted 4/11/2008 8:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Mary Kay
, Not sure what the shadowing is. I am 46.. extremely dense breast with microcalcifications. areas of clustered microcalcifications are noted in both breast.. docs office is closed today.. so i am waiting till monday. family history of all kinds of cancer.. will let you know what doc says and then see what i should do..
thanks soo much
Mary A

gma
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   Posted 4/11/2008 2:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Next month my grand daughter will graduate from medical school. She is doing her residency in breast surgery at Chattanooga, Univerity of Tennessee. No wonder I am promoting breast specialists right? But if you read Tavish's post here you will see why it is good to see a specialist. 20 years she had problems that doctors didn't understand until she saw a specialist who right away knew what she needed!!! Keep us posted. Hugs MK

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