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Old 12-08-2010, 01:31 PM   #1
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"asymmetric" mammogram result

My mammogram report says that there is an area of asymmetry in my right breast. I don't feel any lumps and was checked by my gynecologist just a few months ago.
I go back for another mammogram and an ultrasound on Tuesday. I have calcifications in each breast for many years now and I go for annual mammograms. This is the first time anything out of the ordinary came up. Is it possible that this was determined because of the (bad) technique of the technician who did the mammogram?
Has anyone had anything that was described as "asymmetric"? What was your diagnosis?
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Re: "asymmetric" mammogram result

This means that they saw some dense tissue. It's probably nothing but of course everything has to be checked out. I hate the weird words they use. My girlfriend freaked out all weekend because they left a voice message on Friday afternoon to report that an "artifact" was found. Too late to call back, the office was closed. She thought for sure she had cancer. Come to find out on Monday that the tech made a mistake doing the mammogram. That's what "artifact" meant. These people should be required to speak in plain English!

 
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Old 12-21-2010, 05:31 AM   #3
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Re: "asymmetric" mammogram result

Turns out that my dense tissue is a small cyst. Mammograms exhibit cysts as density,
yet the ultrasound I had last week showed very clearly that it is a cyst. I'm going for a FNA (fine needle aspiration) this morning.

 
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Re: "asymmetric" mammogram result

Just an update in case someone else ever looks for this information..
my cyst was benign.

 
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So happy to hear your good news! Now enjoy the holidays!!

 
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