A 63-year-old female asked:
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breast heaviness, left breast only. painful exam. mammogram 2 small areas dense. does this mean cancer? started period at 9, stopped at 56. i am 57

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Dr. Joyce Pastore
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Breast pain: Breast cancer is generally not painful and has a characteristic mammogram appearance, often with calcifications or stippling. Ask your doctor to interpret your mammogram result. He/she should recommend a biopsy if there is a high suspicion of malignancy.
Answered on Sep 6, 2017

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