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How common is hardening of the pectoral muscle in women my age ?

I feel a lump in my breast and have seen my OB GYN. She set up an appointment for me to have a diagnostic mammogram followed by an ultra sound. During the examine she said it did not feel like a lump and might be hardening of the pectoral muscle. I am 56 years old with no history of breast cancer in my family. How common is hardening of the pectoral muscle in women my age?
Asked On : Sun, 13 Jun 2010
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THanks for the query
Hardening of the muscle is nothing put calcification and it is quite common. The lump from a calcification is very different from the breast cancer which tends to a be little more softer and less smooth than a calcification, with clinical experience u can easily differentiate the two
Since u have no breast cancer family history, u r less likely to have it.
I am happy u r taking care of yourself. Keep it up

Have a healthy life
Answered: Fri, 9 Sep 2011
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