Not dx abnormal mammograms

3.3 cm asymmetry right breast scattered fibroglandular density. What does this mean.


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Thanks for your post asking for more information following results from a mammogram.

We are unable to comment on an individual report, either imaging or pathology and would suggest talking about this to the team you are under at the breast clinic. They will be able to explain what the report means in the context of your individual situation.

However, it is possible that ‘not dx abnormal mammogram’ refers to a non-diagnostic abnormal mammogram. The term scattered fibroglandular density refers to having a mix of dense and fatty tissue. It is a noncancerous condition that can cause lumps in the breasts and does not usually require treatment.

You may not need further tests, but in some situations, they may be requested. You can also talk to your GP to see if they can go through the report with you. Being called back for further tests doesn’t necessarily mean you have anything wrong, just that more tests are needed.

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