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Could 2 breast ultrasounds and a diagnostic mammogram miss breast cancer that has spread to the axillary lynph nodes causing symptoms without being detected?

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Dr. John Berryman answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Ultrasound exams can certainly miss early breast cancer, and sometimes fibrocystic breast changes present difficulties in detection of smaller breast cancer lesions, with metastatic spread may thus occurring w/o mammogram detection. With dense fibrocystic breasts, and perhaps a family history of breast cancer, bilateral MRI studies are best for early cancer detection.

Answered Nov 8, 2019

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