Good Morning Gail:
When I had discovered the lump in my breast and was sent for a mammogram I was told I had heavy calcifications in both breasts. I was not dx'd with cancer because of the calcifications, but my dr. keeps a close eye on the normal breast because of the calcifications. That is all I can tell you, but it seems to be a concern as a precursor to breast cancer. Happy thanksgiving to you too.
In early March of this year I was diagnosed with DCIS in the left breast and Ductal Hyperplasia in the right breast. Both conditions around the calcifications. I had 2 sets of needle biopsies, 2 open biopsies and lumpectomies in both breasts.
I was told that I had hundreds of calcifications in both breasts. That is where breast cancer usually starts. My lumpectomies were performed in mid-April. Then another needle biopsy was done & more DCIS and hyperplasia was discovered in the left breast.
I ended up having bi-lateral mastectomies in October. I am now cancer free.