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After having both ultra sound and mammogram my doctor requested a biopsy .. Does this means I am more likely to have cancer?
Possibly.: It's possible that your doctor is concerned about breast cancer. However, it's just as likely that he or she wasn't convinced that what was seen on mammogram isn't cancerous. If the ultrasound showed a solid (rather than cystic) mass, then s'he is doing the right thing by requesting a biopsy. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A mammogram is the "gold standard" screening test for breast cancer. It's well established that yearly 'grams will DX cancers well before they are palpable, leading to earlier diagnoses and saved lives. All experts agree to begin yearly mammograms by age 50; many (including myself) believe the pro's outweigh the con's to begin at 40. Regrettably, less than half of all women ...Read more
I had a lump in my left breast about 7 months ago and i had a mammogram the doctor said it was nothing lately it has enlarged significantly ?
Doctors can you tell me when should my girlfriend get regular mammograms if she is 24 years old now?
Mammo: According to the American Cancer Society, American College of Radiology, and others, annual screening mammography should begin at age 40. Screening may begin sooner if you are a BRCA carrier or are otherwise at high risk. If there is a lump, it should be evaluated by a physician. Ultrasound would then be the imaging study of first choice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Make an appt.: According to the American Cancer Society, American College of Radiology, and most others, annual screening mammography should begin at age 40. Screening may begin sooner if you are a BRCA carrier or are otherwise at high risk. I see you are 50, so now is the time for you to get your first mammogram! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Needs evaluation.: Anything outside of normal or benign needs to be evaluated by further imaging and/or a second opinion with a surgeon specializing in breast disease. The use of the term "suspicious" often means a biopsy may be needed to rule out cancer. Always good to get an accurate diagnosis then you can decide how you want to deal with health challenges. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Different view: An ultrasound is commonly added to mammogram in women with young, dense breast tissue. The ultrasound can give a different view of the breast tissue. It can determine if a solid mass or cyst is present. The radiologist usually comes in to speak with you during the exam and answers questions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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