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What happens if a breast lump is diagnosed in a mammogram?

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Dr. Vivek Chail

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iCliniq medical review team

Published At October 10, 2023
Reviewed AtNovember 21, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

Can you interpret the radiology report from a mammogram?

Please help.

Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I went through your query.

I went through your reports (the attachments removed to protect the patient's identity).

It is important to know the reason you got the mammogram done and if there is any suspicious lump in the left breast's upper outer part or if you took a screening mammogram. From your report, I interpret that there are few calcifications on both the breasts and a cluster of small calcifications in the upper and outer quadrants of the left breast.

Your reports suggest that additional testing is required to come to a conclusion. In this regard, the findings need to be better visualized using magnified views of the breast in specific positions to get an idea of the nature of the calcification. This is a common procedure and if the calcifications are well confirmed then you might have to go for breast ultrasound and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan if required.

I hope this helps.

Thanks and regards.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Vivek Chail
Dr. Vivek Chail

General Practitioner

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