I had my 1st mammogram since my invasive ductal diagnosis last fall & left mastectomy. The technician took 3 views. Then cme back & did 2 magnifying views. Then the radiologist came & told me it looks like there are some Microcalcifications.
My oncologist called the next day. She is setting up a core biopsy. It sounded like I would have an mri if the biopsy results looked iffy. I think I should have an mri either way. I have dense breasts.
Has anyone had… read more
Most women have calcifications on their Mammograms. Microcalcifications are often suspicious. The radiologist examines the size, shape and distribution and determines whether they look benign or suspicious. If suspicious, a biopsy is performed. If the biopsy is positive, a MRI is done before surgery to determine the extent of the disease.
I haven't had that Myself. But my friend is constantly having core biopsies for cysts that have calcifications. So far all
Has been fine. Her mom had BC. But never had genetic testing.
I had 3 microcalcifications they were small and spread out so i had annexcisional biopsy. Thats how they found my cancer.
Kari I'm glad you're hitting this head on. There should be no reason to leave something in since their already removing other tumors. Please let us know how it goes. Proud of you sister
I had microcalcifications on my first ultrasound ever, i then had a core biopsy, mri then vacuum biopsy- i have now been diagnosed with lcis. But i dont know what it means to have it after everything you have already had. Microcalcifications is what started my journey