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A 32-year-old female asked:

I had a mammogram and ultrasound and result in mail we're clear but doctors office was persistent that i keep appointment with breast cancer spec why?

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dariush Vaziri
Breast Surgery 47 years experience
Better to follow: Your doctor may have a clinical concern based on your clinical exam and history. Negative mammogram and ultrasound do not completely rule out breast abnormalities including breast cancer. I would suggest follow up as your doctor recommended.
Dr. Herbert Hoover
General Practice 51 years experience
Listen to your doc: I am assuming that you have seen your primary care doc who was concerned about something felt in your breast(s) and ordered a mammogram and ultrasound. Negative imaging studies do not rule out a malignancy. You should definitely see a breast cancer specialist but hopefully all will be fine.
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Call and talk with the doctor, to be sure of the thought process, then see the breast specialist if still,suggested.
Jan 3, 2014
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Did your: doctor feel something abnormal on exam? A small % of cancers are not seen on mammo/ultrasound, and are found only on exam. Speak with your doc about why you need to see the specialist.

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