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I had my yearly mammogram in May 2011, and was called back for a repeat on my right breast due to dense breast tissue, the report said "somewhat nodular moderately dense fibroglanular tissue. BI-RADS 3....Follow up in 6 months..

By Anonymous July 11, 2011 - 2:29pm
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My question is, moderatley dense, is this something I should be worried about and should I wait the 6 months for another mammogram or should I have an ultrasound now?? Thanks! Cindy

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Hey Cindy - I agree with Maryann. I think I would follow up with my PCP. Don't just assume that they your report was flagged for review. I also have lumpy breast tissue. I have to admit when I find lumps that are "concerning" or still there after a few months, I typically have repeat studies. I also have my mammos done by Radiologists who specialize is breast readings only. One interesting thing I have learned over the last year and two biopsies later is that enlarged lymph tissues feels like a small rubbery type ball which can be elongated and concerning tissue feels like a hard area. Typically with breast cancers you will see "pickling" of the skin. I hope this helps. I will be thinking about you.

July 24, 2011 - 4:27pm

Hi Cindy,
Medical terminology can be confusing to patients. I suggest that you speak with your physician. He or she should have received a report of your May 2011 mammogram. Until then, somewhat nodular moderately dense fibroglanular tissue means moderately dense lumpy breast tissue. Again, follow your physician's recommendations for further testing.

July 11, 2011 - 4:54pm
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