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How accurate is an ultrasound for breast cancer

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Very: When ultrasounds are used to evaluate a palpable lump or a mammographic abnormality, a directed ultrasound can very accurately differentiate a benign ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohamed Elmongy
45 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Breast Cancer test: Radiology specialist will review your ultrasound and give us the ideal report. If there is questionable abnormality then MRI scan will need to be don ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience in Breast Surgery
Depends: This depends on if your are looking for local recurrence in the breast (ultrasound can help) or distant recurrence (in other organs outside the breast ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience in Internal Medicine
MY OPINION ONLY: The only sure and certain way of determining the cause of a mass in the breast is BIOPSY and (if possible) EXCISIONAL biopsy. This is not true of simp ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
25 years experience in Radiology
Depends: Generally, screening mammography is adequate. If you have sense breasts, then ultrasound can help. If you have a palpable lump then you should have a ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
What they see.: Mammograms use x-rays to evaluate the breast. They look for abnormal deposits of calcium that can be a sign of breast cancer. Ultrasound is used for ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience in General Surgery
Yes: Ultrasounds and mammograms, though very helpful, are not perfect and on rare occasions can miss breast cancers.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
Sometimes yes: But diagnostic tests are never 100%. False negatives and false positives occur with some frequency. This is also true with mammogram and MRI. Breas ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herbert Hoover
50 years experience in General Practice
It can in some cases: Depending upon the tissue density of a breast cancer relative to the density of the surrounding normal breast tissue, many breast cancers can be detec ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Occasionally something will show up on ultrasound and not be visible on mammography. The reverse can also be true, and you also cannot assume a palpab ... Read More
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