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Do you have to have more mammograms if lumpy breasts?

Do you have to have more mammograms if lumpy breasts?

No,: there is no indication for more frequent mammograms. There may be a role for additional adjunct screening, for example ultrasound, in dense breasts, but currently there are no established guidelines for this. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Mammogram (Definition)

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


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How do they do good mammograms if fibrocystic breasts?

How do they do good mammograms if fibrocystic breasts?

Same: Fibrocystic breast are dense and this makes it harder to see tumors and malignant calcifications but they can be seen. If the mammography is very unreliable then MRI should be considered. ...Read more

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Should i worry about my mammogram result that says focal asymmetry right breast?

Should i worry about my mammogram result that says focal asymmetry right breast?

Not necessarily: Focal asymmetry could just mean more dense tissue in one breast versus the other. Discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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I had dreams that more lumps developed in my breasts. What should I do? Mammogram?

I had dreams that more lumps developed in my breasts. What should I do? Mammogram?

See your doctor.: If you are concerned about your breast health -- whether it's pain or a lump or anything -- you should see your doctor to discuss it and for an exam. Your doctor will recommend testing, if necessary, and this may include a mammogram or ultrasound, for example. ...Read more

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What is a mammogram? How is a mammogram different from other types of breast imaging methods?

What is a mammogram? How is a mammogram different from other types of breast imaging methods?

A mammogram is: a low dose xray of the breast. Breast Ultrasound uses sound waves to generate an image, and MRI uses magnetic fields. Try this link for more info: http://www.cancer.org/healthy/findcancerearly/examandtestdescriptions/mammogramsandotherbreastimagingprocedures/mammograms-and-other-breast-imaging-procedures-toc ...Read more

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During mammogram tech really hurt my breast.Now I have pain that doesn't go away.What can be done?

During mammogram tech really hurt my breast.Now I have pain that doesn't go away.What can be done?

Follow up: It sounds like you may have an area of bruising. The ordering physician needs to follow up on the mammogram to confirm that the testing was normal. You can try an ice pack to the area. If it continues to hurt schedule a visit for an exam so your doctor can evaluate it. ...Read more

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I had a mammogram in sept 2012 and it was neg. I have some thickening in right breast. Would mammogram detected it? I do have large breast

I had a mammogram in sept 2012 and it was neg. I have some thickening in right breast. Would mammogram detected it? I do have large breast

See your doctor: if you have new thickening in the right breast. Mammogram from almost a year ago probably not relevant at this point. You may need a new mammo and possibly ultrasound. ...Read more

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Is breast thermography better than mammograms?

Is breast thermography better than mammograms?

No, it is not.: No. It is not indicated for screening mammography. Mammography is the best modality we have to diagnose breast cancer ...Read more

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