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Old 12-26-2019, 09:28 PM
 
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I never had any evidence of calcifications until last year. I'm in my mid 40's. They are typically non-cancerous; however, the way they were grouped was alarming and it turns out they were pre-cancerous and I now have a higher risk of developing breast cancer in the future because of it. I will continue to get my mams.
Definitely get your mammograms. Once the calcifications develop a certain pattern, a clustering, you are at higher risk.

Read about K2 and find out the right kind to take (starts with an "m" --I am on my phone so am limited. Also, although people say homeopathy doesn't work, a woman MD put me on it and the calcifications went away. It was called Sepia. You could try it...it's harmless.
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Old 12-27-2019, 03:22 AM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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I never had any evidence of calcifications until last year. I'm in my mid 40's. They are typically non-cancerous; however, the way they were grouped was alarming and it turns out they were pre-cancerous and I now have a higher risk of developing breast cancer in the future because of it. I will continue to get my mams.

"Precancerous" is not the way to describe it. Some calcifications on a mammogram can be accurately dismissed as certainly benign; some are known to be almost surely cancerous; many are in the "can't be sure" category and need to be watched by periodic repeat mammography or biopsied earlier. It's not a matter of 'it might progress to cancer"-- It's either cancer now or it isn't and won't be later.


More than you need to know about the technical details: https://clinicalgate.com/mammographi...alcifications/
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Old 12-27-2019, 02:28 PM
 
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"Precancerous" is not the way to describe it. Some calcifications on a mammogram can be accurately dismissed as certainly benign; some are known to be almost surely cancerous; many are in the "can't be sure" category and need to be watched by periodic repeat mammography or biopsied earlier. It's not a matter of 'it might progress to cancer"-- It's either cancer now or it isn't and won't be later.


More than you need to know about the technical details: https://clinicalgate.com/mammographi...alcifications/
This makes sense. The calcifications themselves are not the trigger or origin of a malignant cancer, but rather an indicator that a malignant process may be present. The pattern they exist in is part of the indication; the clue. People without breast calcifications get diagnosed with breast cancer. Getting rid of calcifications doesn't protect you from developing breast cancer. As I've mentioned before, I've always had calcifications...and several biopsies over the years. All but two of those biopsies were negative. The vast majority of calcifications are not associated with malignant breast cancer.

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Old 12-30-2019, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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"Precancerous" is not the way to describe it. Some calcifications on a mammogram can be accurately dismissed as certainly benign; some are known to be almost surely cancerous; many are in the "can't be sure" category and need to be watched by periodic repeat mammography or biopsied earlier. It's not a matter of 'it might progress to cancer"-- It's either cancer now or it isn't and won't be later.


More than you need to know about the technical details: https://clinicalgate.com/mammographi...alcifications/
I had a wire guided excisional biopsy on a cluster that was detected and it came back as LCIS (Lobular carcinoma in situ). I am at higher risk because of it. Doesn't mean I will definitely develop breast cancer, but surely at a higher risk.

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Old 12-31-2019, 06:51 PM
 
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I had a wire guided excisional biopsy on a cluster that was detected and it came back as LCIS (Lobular carcinoma in situ). I am at higher risk because of it. Doesn't mean I will definitely develop breast cancer, but surely at a higher risk.

You probably ought to discuss this again with your doc. You don't seem to have the facts clear in your mind. You've misunderstood something they told you. It's not for me to go into more detail here.
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Old 12-31-2019, 06:56 PM
 
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You probably ought to discuss this again with your doc. You don't seem to have the facts clear in your mind. You've misunderstood something they told you. It's not for me to go into more detail here.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-...s/syc-20374529

https://www.cancer.org/cancer/breast...a-in-situ.html
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Old 01-01-2020, 04:37 AM
 
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Thanks, Parnassia. I learned something. ...I bet it was named by the same guy who first called CABG "open heart surgery."


To CGab-- in the words of Roseanne Roseannadanna--"Nevermind."
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Old Yesterday, 08:46 PM
 
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my cousin got rid of lumps by constant massaging/rubbing. and no coffee .
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Old Yesterday, 11:43 PM
 
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my cousin got rid of lumps by constant massaging/rubbing. and no coffee .
No caffeine in anything. You can still drink decaff.
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Old Today, 02:29 PM
 
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my cousin got rid of lumps by constant massaging/rubbing. and no coffee .
What "lumps"? Better know what they were before you start making claims about cures.
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