Log in to post a reply Jul 1, PM missydawn wrote: kittycat, how did you do with your additional mammogram?? On recent ultrasound radiologist found new solid mass with smooth border, well circumscribed, and measuring. I have been researching on the internet what exactly this means which I probably shouldn't and I am more confused and upset then ever. Ultrasound is not needed if you are working up a summation shadow. This is my 3rd mammogram in 3 years.
Unspecified lump in breast
It is given when there is increased density in one of the breasts, on either one or both standard mammographic views but without evidence of a discrete mass. The most common cause for asymmetric breast density is the common normal variant of asymmetrically distributed breast parenchyma. The most important differential to exclude is neoplasia. A more extensive differential list follows. In practice, an asymmetry which is stable and unchanged over years does not deserve attention.
These glands are connected via a series of ducts that ultimately join up to form a common drainage path, terminating at the nipple. The nipple is surrounded by a ring of pigmented tissue known as the areola. Fibro-elastic and fatty tissue provide support for the rest of the structure and allow the breast to maintain its distinctive shape. The breast lies on top of the pectoral muscle, which in turn rests on the thoracic cage. Lymph drainage pathways are important in the setting of breast cancer, as this is usually the first site of spread see below. For obvious reasons i.
Meet others worried about developing breast cancer for the first time. Comparing notes, symptoms, or characteristics is not helpful here, as only medical professionals can accurately evaluate and assess your individual situation. Posted on: Jun 2, AM. Hi everyone. My name is Karen and I just turned 40 years old.