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Waiting for biopsy after a 5 score on mammogram

Waiting for biopsy after a 5 score on mammogram

Posted by Buddy65 on Jun 30, 2020 4:52 pm

I am new here and freaking out. My mammogram last week was abnormal and the radiologist gave it a 5 and stated I needed an urgent biopsy. I am scheduled in for July 7th.

I am 54 and the last time I had a mammogram was 10 years ago so they didn't have the pictures to compare but they did have the report. I had to go pick up the new pictures and both reports and I am very confused. My earlier report said I had extensive microcalcifications throughout both breasts, they were dense and there were many cysts and they gave me a 2. This mammogram showed microcalcifications but there is no lump or mass. I just don't know how I got a 5 when it could be no different them my previous one. I had one done last week because I have swelling and pain in my left breast.

I guess what I want to know is if anyone else has had a misdiagnosis from a radiologist or if you have been diagnosed with cancer from microcalcifications. I am 54, in good physical shape and weight and I have a very large extended female family and nobody has had any cancer at all. 

Re: Waiting for biopsy after a 5 score on mammogram

Posted by Essjay on Jun 30, 2020 7:21 pm

Buddy65‍ theres nothing quite like having only part of the picture eh?

It sounds like you are getting good treatment and a fast referral for a biopsy. Just a week to wait, you can do this, and then another week for the results...

Your radiologist is fairly sure there’s a malignancy present and he’s being cautious, and I know how hard it is not to leap ahead and start thinking the worst it could be.

Distraction is your best friend just now - I renovated the kitchen through my diagnosis which kept me busy. Spend time with family if you can, get out and have fun. There is nothing you can do today that’s going to help, and you are not going to know what’s going on until you have that biopsy result.

You’ve joined a Fantastic forum - really helpful folks, and there’s always someone who will answer your question.

Best wishes. Essjay 
Triple Negative Breast Cancer survivor since July 2018