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LALA1
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   Posted 3/5/2007 8:53 AM (GMT -7)   
HI ,  Im sitting here all worried & very upset,  I had my annual mamogram 2 weeks ago, & got a letter in the mail from the place stating that they would like for me to have a repeat mamogram in 6 months,  becasue there were calcifications on both breasts.  (no clusters)  same as they saw in 2005. (no change)   my OBGYN has concurred has said no need to worry that things like this happens from age,  I just turned 41.  Please shed some light on this for me if you can.   scared in nyc  Thank You confused

Candy
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   Posted 3/5/2007 12:06 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Lala1,

Please do not be afraid.  I too have microcalcification in my normal breast.  It has always been that way.  But since I have had breast cancer in the right (that was not a result of any calcifications), they check it every six months just to be sure the calcification is not clustering.  So far it hasn't.  But it is good to have it checked routinely. I really do not like it when a doctor puts a statistical age to any breast condition as anyone "really" can have any and all breast conditions at any age.  The women here are good examples of that. 

Having said that though, you really shouldn't be worried.  Calcifications in the breast is not unusal and it does not always mean cancer will follow.  Just keep getting your mammos when the doc suggests.

Hugs,

Candy

 

 

 

 


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LALA1
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   Posted 3/5/2007 12:12 PM (GMT -7)   
in your opinion could you tell me what you think it means? its in both.  he says its best when it shows in both being scattered & has been the same since 05.  thanks so much

Tavish
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   Posted 3/5/2007 5:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lala-
Keeping in mind that none of us here are doctors...it would be hard to say. You may want to research about micro-calcs to see what it says about chances of being cancer and what signs to look for. My advice is to relax (try!), and be your own best advocate. Make sure they check it out thoroughly...80% of breast lumps are benign, so the odds are in your favor, but don't let them brush you off. Most likely it is nothing....get a copy of your reports for your records, and be sure to keep the regular scheduled mammogram appointments. Let us know how it turns out!

Lori

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