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Hi my wife has found she has calcifications in both breasts

By May 21, 2012 - 10:58pm
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She is 47 years of age and had a mammogram when she was 45 which was clear, now she has had another two years later and they want her to come for further testing.
What does this mean?
I am very scared because she has been very tired all the time and has swollen lymph glands under her arms. She also has indigestion and a constant heartburn. This has been present the last 6 months.
I need to know the odds, I'm scared but I'm a rational man as well.
Any advise would be greatly appreciated,

Pete :)

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Hi Luciddreamer, Glad to hear it was benign and am glad we were able to help. Thanks for posting back. Best of luck to you and to your wife, DaisyJune 10, 2012 - 9:06pm

We went into The Breast Clinic and to cut to the chase of it, my wife's right breast was cleared by a strong viewpoint of the mammogram and also she had ultrasounds on both breasts given that the left one showed a slight gathering of calcifications which can mean a lump, (in this case it would have been the size of a piece of rice) we were told.
Anyway she had a biopsy in four places and they have all come back benign, which is great news! Many thanks to your site here which helped me greatly!!
Her abdominal problems are a different matter to be investigated elesewhere. Many thanks Daisy and good luck to all that have posted here!

Pete x

June 10, 2012 - 1:51am
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Hi Luciddreamer,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Breast calcifications are calcium deposits within breast tissue. They appear as white spots or flecks on a mammogram and are usually so small that you can't feel them.

Breast calcifications can be seen on mammograms performed in most women and are especially prevalent after menopause. Although breast calcifications are usually noncancerous (benign), certain patterns of calcifications — such as tight clusters with irregular shapes — may indicate breast cancer. 

Depending what the radiologist saw as far as the shape of the calcifications.  They might want to perform further testing.  To be sure it's not cancerous. Not always is calcifications in the breast cancerous. Some of the causes can also be due to cysts, injury to the breast, surgery.  

Here are some resources for you




May 22, 2012 - 6:12am
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Thanks for your help Daisy


May 24, 2012 - 12:06am
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