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Having further investigations after being given a result of calcifications, can be a stressful and worrying time.
Breast calcifications are small spots of calcium salts. They can occur anywhere in the breast tissue. They are very small, so you won’t be able to feel them, and they don’t cause any pain.
It’s really normal to feel panicked and not to be able to take in everything the doctor is saying during your appointment. You may find it helpful to take a family member or friend to any further appointments you have. They may also think of questions that hadn’t occurred to you and remember things you may forget.
Calcifications often turn out to be a benign condition in the breast.
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Hi all, I’m new to the site 👋
I had a mammogram a few weeks ago just because of my age. I’m 47 and in our area they’d picked a percentage of under 50’s to be tested.
Following that I was called to an out of town hospital for another mammogram. I was told at that appointment that I’d have the mammogram concentrating on a certain area. If that didn’t answer the questions an ultrasound, an physical exam and worse case scenario a needle biopsy. I had all of them. I was told they were removing calcifications.
I went for the results of that on Thursday. And told the results were “abnormal” and that an area 13mm needs further investigation and that I’ll be called in for a vacuum biopsy in 7-10 days.
I was in such a panicked state that I couldn’t really understand what the doctor was saying and left as soon as I could. I remember her saying IF it is cancer we’ll talk about it then.
Obviously now the panic has really set in.
Anyone had a similar experience? What could it be other than cancer? If it’s a 13mm area/ lump why can’t I feel it? (I only have little ones! )