A 36-year-old male asked:
Could 2 breast ultrasounds and a diagnostic mammogram miss breast cancer that has spread to the axillary lynph nodes causing symptoms without being detected?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
Brest cancer ?'s: 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.
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Last updated Nov 8, 2019
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