Mammogram

About "Mammogram"

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.

Related Terms: Breast Cancer, Ultrasound Breast, Breast Lump, Breast Examination, Fnac, Fibroadenoma, Skin Changes Over Breast

Recently Answered Questions


My wife had a mammogram without knowing that she is pregnant. What to do?
Query: Hi doctor, My wife had a mammography test last month. It was around 26 days after LMP. She did not get her periods then. Now, after a month of mammography, her doctor has confirmed that she is pregnant. Please suggest.  Read Full »
Dr. Shravana Kumar Chinnikatti
Radiation Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mammogram delivers less dose and fetus will be far away from the radiation field. However, a close follow-up with ultrasound of the fetus and obstetrician is necessary. For further information consult a radiation oncologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doc...  Read Full »
 
3D mammography showed calcifications in the right breast. Do I need to worry?
Query: Hello doctor, I just moved, so I do not have an OB or internist to ask these questions. I did my yearly mammogram in 3D for the first time. I did bring my past images, but they were not in 3D. I got a call back for calcifications of the right breast, and it was recommended that I get three addition...  Read Full »
Dr. Aparna M Sathawane
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw your mammogram report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, it is very vague, no information about size and number of calcified areas. Calcification is due deposition of calcium over years, as is normally benign. Ther is a minimal chance of it getti...  Read Full »
 
How To Detect Breast Cancer?
Article Overview: This article discusses how to detect breast cancer through self-examination and mammogram test.  Read Article »
Dr. Gowrimeena
Medical Oncologist

Breast cancer is now emerging as one of the leading causes of death in women. Unfortunately, we do not have any vaccines to prevent it. The lumps may be painless, so patients may delay the visit to the doctor. A breast lump may be benign (simple or innocent) or malignant (cancer). Early Detection I ...  Read Article »
 
What are the small clustered cystic areas seen in the left breast.
Query: Hello doctor, I have multiple small clustered cystic areas seen in the left breast.  Read Full »
Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah
Medical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Nothing to worry about. Multiple small clustered lesions are benign (non-cancerous) cystic lesions. But you should do a baseline bilateral mammogram screening also (if not done early) and enroll in a breast screening clinic and a follow up every six monthly or yearly as...  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
Internal Medicine Physician

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 b...  Read Full »
Dr. Vivek Chail
General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
 
I have a breast lump. Is there a possibility that it might be cancerous?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a lump in between my breasts. I have had it for a couple of years. Yesterday, I noticed that it got slightly bigger. Also, it became painful and red. Is there a possibility that it might be cancerous? I do not have any family history of breast cancer.  Read Full »
Dr. Anshul Varshney
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Any breast lump definitely requires evaluation for cancerous growth. However, a lot of many times, it is benign in nature called as fibroadenoma and sudden redness and pain could be due to secondary infection the fibroadenoma. However, in any cas...  Read Full »
 
Breast cancer detected two days ago. Please provide expert opinion on treatment.
Query: Hello doctor, I need advise from experts about my mother. She is suffering from breast cancer. It was diagnosed two days ago. I want an expert's opinion for future treatment. Kindly guide me. What is the best treatment?  Read Full »
Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah
Medical Oncologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, the biopsy report has confirmed the diagnosis of breast cancer. Now, the next step will be to stage this disease. For that purpose, she will be adviced to do a CT scan of ...  Read Full »
 
I have a lump of fat under my breast. What is it?
Query: Hello doctor,I have a roll or lump of fat under my left breast, on the top of the ribcage. It comes down from my chest, it kind of fills the gap from under the breast to the ribs. It is not hard, does not hurt nor is it sore. It is just squishy and soft like normal fat. Is it possible to get fat on ...  Read Full »
Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hassan Shoukat
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The description you gave indicates likely two possibilities, it may be a simple lipoma, that is just accumulation of fat cells, and the other possibility is fibroadenoma that is relatively firm in consistency and freely mobile, both are non-painful and benign conditions...  Read Full »
 
 
 

 

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