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   Posted 9/22/2008 10:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I'm 35 years old and six months ago I had my first mamogram, at the time they called me and asked me to go back for another mamogram and the doctor said that they found microcalcifications and recommended another mamogram in six months, I had that done 2 weeks ago and they called me to tell me that I will need another one in six months, I really don't understand why, so I decided to go see my doctor and asked him to explain to me a little more, since the letter they sent said that it was "probably not cancer", which kinda tells me that is not cancer now but it could be later?
At least my doctor asked me if I would feel better moving to the next step, biposy, and I said yes, so now I have to go on September 30 to see the general surgeon.

Is there anything that I should ask him? What should I expect??

Thank you.

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   Posted 9/22/2008 10:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Microcalcifications themselves are not breast cancer, but they can form a pattern which can indicate breast cancer could be a possibility. Right now they probably do not see any questionable formations, but are keeping close tabs is the best way to be aware of changes. So breathe easy for another six months........ Hugs MK

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   Posted 9/22/2008 11:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I think it is a good idea that you are going to get a biopsy. I would want to be absolutely sure. Too many have been told to wait 6 months and then it turns out it was cancer and it has only gotten further along. I am not trying to worry you, 80% of lumps are benign and microcalcifications are usually nothing. Just getting it biopsied takes the "what if's" out away.
Please let us know how it goes. We care.
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