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Has anyone ever heard of BIRADS 5 turning out not to be cancer?

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    anonymous
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    BiRads 5 simply means it looks like cancer on your mammogram as it has certain characteristics. The only way to determine if it is indeed cancer is to do a biopsy. I used to be a mammographer and it only went to 5 but they have added a 6 now meaning it is cancer already known (having had a biopsy and it's known to have found cancer.
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      anonymous
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      Thanks for responding to me. I know all about BIRADS 5 and 6's and what they mean (believe me, I've been doing non stop research ever since last week when my radiologist told me my lump was a BIRADS 5 :) I also understand that no one knows for...

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      Thanks for responding to me. I know all about BIRADS 5 and 6's and what they mean (believe me, I've been doing non stop research ever since last week when my radiologist told me my lump was a BIRADS 5 :) I also understand that no one knows for sure what it is until the results of my biopsy come back. But because of my education background in research methods, I understand the reliability of verifiable statistics, so to me, a phrase like, "this lump has an over 95% chance of malignancy," might as well say: "your lump is 100% malignant." Lol. But my family tells me not to be so sure until the results come back.

      So I'll re-word my question so it can more clearly communicate what I'm getting at:

      Has anyone ever met someone, or heard of someone who was told that their the lump was a BIRADS 5, but later on after the biopsy came back, the results came back negative?

      If so, then I'll believe my family when they say my lump may not be cancer!

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