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I am 47 years old and have had yearly mammograms since age 40. Last july after my annual mammogram i was called back in to have another done on my right breast to look at something suspicious. Based on the films, they determined it was calcification and set me up for a recheck in six months. your breast would be numbed first with local anesthesia to minimize any discomfort. In select cases, your doctor might examine the area first using ultrasound or mri. Even though calcifications typically dont show up on these imaging tests, the tests can pick up any tissue changes that might be suggestive of cancer. Breast calcifications are common on mammograms, and theyre especially prevalent after age 50. Although breast calcifications are usually noncancerous (benign), certain patterns of calcifications such as tight clusters with irregular shapes and fine appearance may indicate breast cancer or precancerous changes to breast tissue. breast calcifications arent painful or big enough to be felt during a breast exam, either done yourself or by your doctor. Theyre usually first noticed on a routine mammogram screening. Skin (dermal) or blood vessel (vascular) calcification products that contain radiopaque materials or metals, such as deodorants, creams or powders, may mimic calcifications on a mammogram, making it more difficult to interpret whether the calcifications are due to benign or cancerous changes. There may be ways to reduce pain and lower the risk of complications.