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Are all microcalsificstions positive?

By Anonymous December 21, 2018 - 4:59pm
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Just had a follow u mamo left breast microcalsificstions. I am a cancer survivor 2010 mamo and sonogram every 6 months. Paradises with fear

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Hello, Anon. Thank you for writing!

Try not to worry. What has your doctor said?

Although breast calcifications are usually noncancerous (benign), certain patterns of calcifications, such as tight clusters with irregular shapes, may indicate breast cancer or precancerous changes to breast tissue. On a mammogram, breast calcifications can appear as macrocalcifications or microcalcifications.

-Microcalcifications are tiny bits of calcium deposits that may be an early sign of breast cancer, although not always. The pattern of microcalcifications in a woman's breast tissue helps a radiologist decide whether breast cancer could be present.

-Macrocalcifications are large bits of calcium deposits found on a mammogram. They may be due to natural changes in a woman's breast, like hardening of her breast arteries. Macrocalcifications may also represent areas of inflammation from an old injury or breast trauma.

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