I have an area of microcalcifications in my right breast. As it was explained to me, the calcifications are somewhat common in many women and are almost always benign. It is when they are found in clusters and were not present in previous mammograms that they send up a red flag. Both of which describe my situation. The reason for concern is that they can indicate an area of rapidly dividing cells.
I will find out on Monday what my Doctor recommends. She might say that we should simply wait and re-test in 6 months, or she might recommend a biopsy of the area to identify exactly what types of cells are in that region. Though I do not wish to undergo any unnecessary procedures, 6 months would be a long time to not know for sure.
Thank you for your words of encouragement and for remembering me in your prayers. I hope to be able to sound the all clear very soon. ~ Rhonda