I am new to this forum. I need to know if I have something to worry about. This is my report I've had since Thursday March 24/11. I see the surgeon tomorrow. March 28/11. What is scaring me is how quickly I have an appointment with the Surgeon. Words like Lobulated, irregular thickening, hypoechoic defect, upper out quadrant. YIKES!! I have history: Mother with colon cancer (all her siblings had cancer one w/breast, father dieing of lymphoma - not long to go now . Anyone who knows how to read ultrasounds is appreciated. Thanking you all in advance.
A lobulated 1.9 x 3.2 cm cyst is seen at the 10 o'clock position in the breast. This cyst manifests some irregular thickening of the wall. Adjacent to this in the upper out quadrant of the right breast is an 8 mm aggregate of small cysts.
As well in the same area is a 5 mm hypoechoic defect which may be a cyst in which debris has accumulated.
Evident deep to the nipple is a second unicameral cyst with a diverticular-like outpouching. The main cystic outline is almost 2 cm in diameter while the smaller measures about 7 mm in maximal diameter. The wall appears to be more normal than the larger lesion in the outer quadrant noted above.
IMPRESSION: Two large and one or two smaller cystic defects in the right breast extending from the areola to the upper out quadrant. One of the smaller hypodense defects could be a small fibroadenoma although it is probably a cyst into which debris is accumulated.
Returning to the two larger cysts, the 3.2 cm lesion in the upper outer quadrant towards the 10 o'clock position has some irregular thickening of the wall. This lesion should undergo ulrasound guided aspiration for cytologic assessment. At the same time the subareolar cyst could be aspirated as well, again for cytology noting that this patient had three much small cysts on a prior ultrasound of February 21, 2005. The cysts seen on the current examination may not be related to these at all. These right sided findings correlate with the mammographic assessment accompanying this examination. No large solid mass lesions are seen on this study.
I am so scared about this. Also...unrelated. Two weeks ago I started bleeding from my bowels. The doctor told me that the breast takes priority and a colonosopy will be scheduled soon. I will discuss this with the surgeon tomorrow. Needless to say I"M STRESSED!
Can you help.