• New findings

    Asked by dekdo on Friday, June 16, 2017

    New findings

    My mammogram showed multiple calcification where my previous surgery was. I had a lumpectomy in 2013. Now have to have a biopsy. Has anyone else had this and what were your results.

    9 Answers from the Community

    9 answers
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      Look it up on line....I don't think calcifications are usually cancer...Type in Calcifications in the breast....

      over 3 years ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      Boomer is correct but you arent an oyster and have no need of those 'pearls'.

      Have them completely removed. They can biopsy all of it at once and you need not be bothered a second time anout them.

      Best wishes

      over 3 years ago
    • beachbum5817's Avatar
      beachbum5817

      I do not have any experience with this. I just wanted to let you know that I hope it turns out to be nothing. Keep us posted. Good luck. Take care.

      over 3 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      I had some calcification a few years post-lumpectomy. I was told that breast calcification can be either clearly cancer, clearly benign, or probably benign but not for sure. I was advised to wait six months and have another mammo (turned out to be benign or gone - I can't remember which). I remember that if it IS cancer it's often DCIS (still within the milk ducts, so non-invasive). Best of luck to you.

      over 3 years ago
    • Teachergirl's Avatar
      Teachergirl

      I had a lumpectomy in 2013 as well and calcifications in the breast that had cancer in 2016. Biopsy was benign and my surgeon explained that this was not uncommon. Calcifications and fat necrosis can occur. Best wishes!

      over 3 years ago
    • fiddler's Avatar
      fiddler

      dekdo, I've had and have calcifications. One was biopsied. The others are watched - every 6 months for 2 years I get a mammo and if there's no change they don't do anything.

      On the one hand they're the best indicators of possible cancer that we have, maybe the only advance indicator. On the other hand they're most often not cancer.

      Ask why they're doing the biopsy. Maybe if they're not sure whether or not it's cancer they can just do the 6-month mammo for 2 years. If you feel similarly to me, you probably don't want another procedure!

      over 3 years ago
    • petieagnor's Avatar
      petieagnor

      I had a large lumpectomy in '06. The site calcified. Every year, the surgeon ordered an MRI as I have fibro. We just watched it. Cardiologist found the metastatic cancer in my lung in 2016 after my ablasion. I think each person is different. I trusted my surgeon & cardiologist & got a new oncologist for this cancer.

      over 3 years ago
    • Jalemans' Avatar
      Jalemans

      Yes. After the core biopsy they found Atypical Lobular Hyperplasia. They removed this area when I had partial mastectomy for DCIS.

      I still have a large area of micro calcifications in that breast but they said it is nothing to be concerned about.

      over 3 years ago
    • joyuss59's Avatar
      joyuss59

      in 2002 and 2003 I had to have stereotactic biopsies on both breast because of dense breasts and calcifications which can be cancer or be hiding something ! they were atypical hyperplasia and wanedt me to have a bilateral mastectomy then because they didn't want to see me back in there ! and my insurance would not pay for it ! now 2011 I ended up with invasive carcinoma of the ducts ! and have had chemo, bilateral mastectomy ! and radiation !

      over 3 years ago

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