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birad 3

what is the percentage of birad 3 coming out b9 for a cluster of indeterminate calcs
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Hi frustratedrg,
How are you? Is there a family history of breast cancer?  Birad or breast imaging reporting and data system is a scale by which radiologist grade mammograms from one to five. Category 1 will be negative, and 5 will be highly suggestive of malignancy.  Each case is not the same as other cases but usually, patients with Birad 3 will be tracked at intervals of 6, 12, and 24 months or until the Birad score proceeds to 4 or 5.  It would be best to consult your doctor for proper evaluation and management.
Take care and keep us posted.
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Yes, me.  i had invasive lobular bc in 2001.  i had a 1.3 cm tumor and lymph nodes clear.
i  had lumptectomy, radiation 5 yrs tamo and 3 mos. femara so far.
i have also had NUMEROUS clusters of calcifications (6) tested at different times and all benign.  most of which were birad 4.  these were an new indeterminate  cluster on my last biopsy. radiologist says "probably b9".  
im completely disgusted and scared but keeping it together.  i made an appt. for biopsy next week and dont know how necessary it truly is.  Its getting to be a little much for me to handle.
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Hi ma’am,
I’m sorry to hear about what you’ve gone through. Be strong, there are many people in the same situation you are in. There are many support groups I recommend to help you ease your worries and anxiety. This link may be helpful: http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/mynbcf/
With your history, it is always good to be vigilant. Good luck in your biopsy. Please keep us posted.
Take care and regards.
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thank you for your kind words and helpful link.
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I'm glad i could be of help.
Please keep us posted. Take care.
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I'm curious if there are stats on what percentage of birad 3's eventually proceed to birad 4 or 5?  I know that only about 2% of BIRAD 3s are actually cancer but I'm curious how often they actually move up to 4 or 5.
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it isnt the birad that moves to 4 or 5, if it is a 3 and its b9 it will stay that way.
if by chance its not b9, then it never was a 3
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