An x-ray of the breast taken to detect and diagnose breast cancer is called mammogram. It is recommended that women over 40 years should get a mammogram done ones in 2 years. This test is ordered when the doctor feels a lump or detects any other sign of breast cancer.

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I have a bumpy patch on my left breast and itching across my breast and neck. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a female, who weighs 158 lbs and 5.9 feet tall. I feel that my strength is declining, and I have itchiness and hot sensation across my breasts, neck, and torso. I also had a bumpy rash patch surfaced on my left breast several days ago. This rash has not gone away, and it looks lik...  Read Full »

Dr. Swaraj Waddankeri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do you have any family history of breast cancer? Do you have a fever, nausea, vomiting, or weight loss? When was your blood sugar and thyroid tested?   Read Full »

Can we conclude breast cancer with FNAC report?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife, who is 41 years old, developed lumps in her breast a few months back. She consulted a doctor and was suggested to take vitamin E tablets and asked to undergo mammogram and FNAC. The test results are enclosed. The doctor told us nothing to worry since the lumps are benign and the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient's identity). The FNAC says it is benign (fine needle aspiration cytology). However, it is recommended to get an annual mammogram as a follow-up. Moreover, as FNAC is not the best for diagnosis, a biopsy is ...  Read Full »

I had a mammogram and an ultrasound. My BI-RADS indicates variations. Should I retake the tests?

Query: Hi doctor, I took a three-dimensional mammogram and ultrasound last month. This was my first mammogram, and it showed left focal asymmetry and was followed by ultrasound which showed nothing in the area of concern. And I got a BI-RADS 1. There was no clinically palpable mass, and I was recommended y...  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have reviewed the reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). On the mammogram (MMG), focal asymmetry was suspected. However, your MMG is ultimately reported as BI-RADS 0. This implies that no conclusion is possible. ...  Read Full »

I have a painful lump in my breast. Are my reports suggestive of a breast cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a lump on my breast that is painful. It is on the right breast, under the underarms. I was given vitamin E medicine, and I was told to get ultrasound and FNAC. I have attached both my reports. The reports say FNAC smear prepared from right breast reveal abundant neutrophils admi...  Read Full »

Dr. Andrew Chellakumar Fenn

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As per your FNAC (fine needle aspiration cytology) reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), the lesion looks suggestive of a breast abscess and not suggestive of a breast cancer. But FNAC is not confirmatory. Your ultrasound report was not attached. You...  Read Full »

I have a small-sized BI-RADS III lesion. Should I be worried?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a breast MRI two months ago, a routine screening due to BRCA1 status. There was a non-mass lesion seen on the left breast which the radiologist said was stable for three years. On the right breast, there were three foci seen, two measuring 5 mm and one 3 mm. The 5 mm foci have be...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A BI-RADS III (Breast Imaging-Reporting and Data System) means the lesion has a high probability of being benign and something which is not of a serious concern. The MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is a detailed test and has good accuracy. However, a suspected BI-...  Read Full »

My wife's blood tests and mammography reports showed abnormal findings. Kindly review.

Query: Hello doctor, Today I will discuss the reports of my wife:- A. Seven days ago, she had my blood test and found the following abnormal readings:- 1. FBS- 120 (70-100) 2. HbA1c- 7.46 % 3.. ESR- 35 mm/hr. B. Then two days ago, she had a blood sugar test with digital glucometers (without taking he...  Read Full »

Dr. Thiyagarajan. T

Answer: Hello, Welcome to For your wife, fasting glucose is fine. Postprandial glucose is slightly high and HbA1c is not on target yet. She should continue tablet Nobegliz-M XR (Gliclazide and Metformin) daily. I suggest you add a tablet of Istavel (Sitagliptin) 100 mg daily after food in t...  Read Full »

Is it mandatory to remove lump behind the nipple with mild mastitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a mammogram and ultrasound done for a lump behind my nipple. I am breastfeeding my ten months old and it does not appear to be a blocked duct. It is painful while feeding. It is present for two weeks and awaiting mammogram results. I would like to have clarification of films...  Read Full »

Dr. Ismail Mikdat Kabakus

Answer: Hi,Welcome to totally understand your concern.First of all, there is no suspicious mass on the mammogram (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Secondly, breast tissue is more prominent on the right, which might happen during lactation depending on which side you use more fo...  Read Full »

Can you please interpret the mammography reports of the lump in my right breast?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a lump in my right breast. It is present for the past six months. But I do not have such symptoms. I did not have any pain and nothing but the doctors suggested having a mammography test so I had it today. Can you please read my report and tell me anything about my disease and stage...  Read Full »

Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to So as per mammography, the lesion category is BIRADS 5 which means it is highly suspicious for malignancy. As the lesion is less than 2 cm it is still early stage and highly curable. So the best option at this stage is to visit a cancer specialist. Probably a breast...  Read Full »

How to confirm if my relative has breast cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, One of my relatives is doubtful if she has breast cancer. She wants to confirm the diagnosis. What should be our next steps to do so? Please help.   Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I would suggest for a mammogram of both breasts followed by a biopsy of the breast lesion. The pathology report of the biopsy will clear all the doubts. The major risk factors for developing breast cancer includ...  Read Full »

Can you please read my mammograph reports and provide detailed information on them?

Query: Hello doctor, I am attaching my mammograph reports. Can you please read them and provide detailed information on them?  Read Full »

Dr. Ruchi Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your detailed mammography report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) for both breasts is described as - evidence of dense fibro-glandular tissue is noted bilaterally. No obvious focal architectural distortion or asymmetry is noted. No obvious micro...  Read Full »

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