I have a 4 cm cyst, and sitting on top of that, is a brand new 1.8 cm cyst that wasn't there before.
My farm is still productive.
They brought me into the mammography room and showed me my the mammogram from my sole, lonely breast taken last year, and the mammogram they took last week. They looked like different breasts. The old one was very white, very dense. The new one had just a few spots of white and mostly black. Tamoxifen has changed the density of my breasts, and things they couldn't see before are now quite visible.
The lump they had circled on the mammogram that didn't look very scary, even to my untrained eye. That was what they were concerned about. I immediately relaxed.
They took their films, and then to be certain of what they'd seen, they did the sonogram. I can read cysts on a sonogram and was pleased to see them pop into view. One sitting on top of the other gave the asymmetrical shape noted in the pathology report, I assume.
Also, the techs were discussing how difficult it is to spell asymmetrical, which cracked me up.
I'm pleased to say that I'm still on the recovery track, not the starting all over with a new cancer track.
I can go back to complaining about not having a plastic surgeon rather than having weird mammograms.