Hi, I am 46 years old. I went for my annual mammogram in October and they found 2 clusters of microcalcifications in my left breast that apparently were not there the last year (I know, I request the clinical reports) So they tell me to come back in 6 months (Which is next month, appointment is already scheduled). So far, it doesn't sound scary, right? Tell me give you some of my history....
My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 47. She died from it 4 years later.
When I was 38, I had my first mammogram, ended up having bilateral biopsies for clusters of microcalcifications, had a marker placed in my left breast (the biopsies were benign). For 7 years, not a mention of any microcalcifications until my last mammogram. Then all of a sudden, I have 2" tightly grouped clusters of microcalcifications"
Cancer of all forms seem to run in my family. My paternal grandmother had thyroid cancer, my father passed away last year from lung cancer, my brother was diagnosed last year with stage II melanoma.
I guess my question is..... Is this the correct management of those microcalcifications given my personal and family history??
Something in my gut is telling me to get a second opinion, I just wanted to know what you think.