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Can you help could mean? I am scheduled for a biops on February 15th.

A couple of weeks ago I had a routine mammogram. I had a follow up 3D mammogram and ultra sound a couple of days ago. Now I need to have a biopsy. Can you help me understand Birads category 4 hypoechoic mass with internal blood flow could mean regarding cancer?
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973741 tn?1342342773
Hi there!  I know how scary that is.  I've had the same exact experience but got a BI RAD of 5!  You probably know that the Bi Rad score is what radiologists use to rate their findings.  My bi rad score did not result in a second mammogram, I went straight to a breast doctor specialist.  I had a needle biopsy.  I had calcification that had all the key ingredients that make them look associated from cancer from a lot of them, to different shapes, surfaces, etc.  So, I'll cut to the chase . . . I DID NOT have cancer.  They removed the calcifications during the biopsy.  And I've not had an abnormal mammogram since and it has been 12 years.  So, try to stay calm and know that it doesn't necessarily mean cancer.  But you are doing the right thing get this biopsied.  Are you having a traditional biopsy or a needle biopsy?  When is it scheduled?  My needle biopsy was so simple I went by myself.  A hypoechoic nodule is tissue in the body that's more dense or solid than usual.  They are going to check it out.  Also, having blood flow through the mass doesn't necessarily mean cancer.  They measure the rate of speed of the blood flow, faster being more likely related to cancer.  And what I was told during my scare is that breast cancer is scary but THE most studied cancer their is with the most treatment options and best outcomes.  Diagnosing early is important.  So, I'm glad you are taking care of yourself to make sure everything is okay. Great job.  So many ignore their health.  Anyway, remember, I had a Birad of 5 and no cancer.  The scale goes from 0 to 6 with 6 being the most likely for cancer.  Come back and talk to me and let me know how you are doing, okay?  hugs
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Thank you. This was super helpful. I am a needle biopsy.
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15695260 tn?1549593113
Hello,  we wanted to follow up with you and see what the outcome of your needle biopsy was.
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