Small cluster of microcalcification

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anxious612
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   Posted 10/15/2010 7:43 AM (GMT -6)   
I would like to know how many women had a cluster of microcalcifications and had a benign biopsy?  I have going through torture these last two weeks of  not knowing the outcome.  My biopsy was just yesterday (which didn't hurt a bit) and the waiting is the worst part.  My results will be read to me in 5 days in the surgeon's office.  I had 5 small grains of salt which was in a cluster and have very dense breast.  I am hoping that it may just be a change in the tissue.  I hope by hearing from someone that it may ease the anxiety.

Stephanie008
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   Posted 10/19/2010 8:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Please try not to be anxious. I know it is easier said than done. I was diagnosed with breast cancer (left) breast in 2008. I went in for a mammo and they found cluster microcalcifications. They did the biopsy and it came back Stage I cancer. I had radiation treatment and so far I have been cancer free for 1 year. I go again in 6 months for retesting. I understand your concern. When I had my biopsy it took them almost 3 weeks to get back to me as to whether it was cancer or not. It was a nightmare waiting all this time and worrying did not help me at all. I am hopeful that you will be okay. Please keep us posted. Keep your faith as when these things happen, the best thing is to pray and always keep your faith.

anxious612
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   Posted 10/21/2010 5:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Simplistic007 for responding.  I'm sorry to hear about your diagnoisis but sure am glad you are doing well now.  Well after waiting 3 weeks I finally found out that my microcalcifications were benign.  I was soooo glad.  When you have all that time on your hands and waiting for your test results to come back so many negative things go through your mind.  My doctor told me that my microcalcifications were due to my fibrocystic disease. I know that most microcalcifications are 80% benign but there was always that 20% running through my mind.  Thanks again and I'll be keeping you in my prayers!

gma
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   Posted 10/23/2010 5:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Good news! We always like to hear good news. Be sure to keep getting mammograms and be aware of any changes in your breast. I had two benign biopsies, 20 years apart and then ten years after the last one early stage cancer was found. That was 14 years ago today. And cancer has not showed up again.

barkyboys
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   Posted 10/26/2010 8:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Anxious, I hope you know that a breast cancer board isn't the best place to find women with benign biopsies! Most of us are the 20 percenters! We have lots of women who come with questions and then get benign results... they just don't have any reason to hang out with us after that. Hope you are one of those!

Hugs...
BEV

CindiVF
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   Posted Today 10:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all. I had two stereotactic biopsies on July 3 for two areas of microcalcifications in my right breast. I was told one group was starting to "line up." I could actually see them - six little dots in a row. The radiologist couldn't make out their shape. The second was a cluster within some dense tissue (I have very dense breasts). I've had other biopsies in the past as well. One excisional (fibroadenoma) in 1999, right breast, one ultrasound guided (fibroadenoma) 2006 right breast, one needle aspiration (cyst) 2006 left breast, stereotactic 2010 (microcalcifications - fibrocystic changes) right breast. I'm 48 years old. The biopsies I had on July 3 came back as fibrocystic changes. I was very worried because of the calcs that were in a line for the one area, I was worried because there were TWO areas of calc, and I was also freaked out because the radiologist used the words "of intermediate concern" for both areas that were to be biopsied (I didn't ask, but probably was a BIRAD 4B). That of course is better than highly suspicious (4C or 5), but still, there was not one point during this last round of biopsies when any of my providers (2 radiologists, my GYN or any nurses) told me not to be worried.

I wanted to share my story because sometimes what doesn't look to be good turns out okay. I have a grandmother who had two separate instances of BC, and many biopsies leading up to her diagnosis. As I was reading through stories on this site and others about microcalcifications, I hadn't come across anyone who had had as many biopsies as I have had at my age, but I'm sure there are many who have. Just in case you are reading this and are getting more scared about the number you have had, a good outcome can happen.
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