I have to retake my mammogram and have a ultrasound due to a spot. Is this normal?

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I have to retake my mammogram and have a ultrasound due to a spot. Is this normal?
My mother had breast cancer and I am having soreness in my left breast so I went to get my mammogram and the left breast came back showing a spot, My doc called today and wants me to retake the mammogram and get an ultrasound. Should I be alarmed? Could this be anything other than cancer? What signs should I look for? Any advice please as I am scared to death..
This happens quite often where the radiologist who reads the mammogram is not quite sure what the"spot" is so they recommend that the mammogram is repeated and get a sonar for a better view of the spot. I would not worry as of now. God bless.
This just happened to me. They saw a tiny spot on the mammogram.I was then sent for an ultrasound.Then another mammogram. The second mammogram was clear. The spot was gone.I can understand being scared. Just do what the doctor says. Good Luck!!
Very Normal. They just want a clearer picture. I have been for 7 retakes due to calcifications in my breast. It is not always about cancer.
Yes, this is a very normal procedure. It is most likely a benign condition. Better to be safe then sorry!
Very, very normal to get called for retesting. Retests rarely result in a cancer diagnosis: usually the lump is a cyst or something completely harmless. The fact that your breast is sore almost definitely points to it -not- being cancer, as breast cancer is rarely painful while other lump-forming conditions in the breasts (like cysts) are much more common and more often painful.
Additional mammographic/breast ultrasound imaging is an anomaly (not normal) but it does NOT mean cancer. It could be, and statistically is, a benign process...anything other than cancer. You came in with left breast pain to begin with...so of course the radiologist would be looking carefully at that area. The term "spot" is not a term used to describe what is seen in the picture. Rather, "spot" is the term we, the imagers, use (think "spotlight") to zero in on the area of concern, marked by the radiologist on the original image. The whole purpose of breast imaging is to find things before you can feel them. So don't hurt yourself (bruise) trying to feel something. There is probably nothing there to feel. Do what your doctors say to do...follow the course.


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