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A 44-year-old female asked:

Biopsy showed breast cancer cells present in one lymph node, no previous or current bc showing in mammo, us or mri, how is this possible?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
LN + for BC cells: All the screening tests to detect breast cancer are not "100%" accurate, even bilateral MRI. Finding a "lump" in one's breast may occur without m'gm/U/S or MRI detection of "possible breast cancer". The good news is that finding these cells when the screening tests were negative, allows early treatment, and a good chance of stopping the disease.
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Last updated Aug 25, 2017


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