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Radiation In Mammogram
68y,left breast IDC in 2011,received Chemo+Radio+lumpectomy.Now,Angiosarchoma in same breast,had mastectomy.All margins are clear.Need Chemo or Radio?
Cancer treatment: Only you and your Drs can make the best decision as to what is the best treatment for you. Discuss with your team and ask for second opinion as well. ...Read more
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
Would metastatic cervical cancer in the breast appear the same as breast cancer on mammogram and ultrasound?
Possibly on imaging: Cervical cancer (the tissue at the end of the vaginal canal) rarely metastasizes to the breast. Rather breast cancer may metastasize to many areas of body, such as bone, lung, brain, lymph nodes. That being said, any abnormal growth in the breast, though mostly breast tissue, could look similarly by mammogram or ultrasound. The bottom line is if there is an abnormality, must be biopsied. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the radiation amount exposure in breast mammography?
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Can photoacoustic breast imaging solve the conventional challenge in diagnosing breast cancer for patients with dense breast tissues?
1st mammogram ever and abnormal, family history breast cancer. Single group amorphous microcalcs in left breast. US BIRAD 3 and now going for MRI. Biopsy?
A grouping: of amorphous calcifications is probably not appropriate for BIRAD category 3(probably benign). Although they are still likely going to be benign, stereotactic needle biopsy may be more appropriate management, and BIRAD 4 a more appropriate category. Breast MRI is generally not that useful in the imaging work up of microcalcifications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would male breast cancer reoccur in thyroid after 8 years of mastectomy, radiotherapy and chemotherapy?
CBCT Scan: See the following website for some basic information. It depends upon particular brand of unit, software, and extent of area scanned. The office actually doing the scan can give you more accurate information. Call and ask. http://www.dent.umich.edu/patients/cbct-imaging-service-frequently-asked-questions#radiation ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dose dependent: The risk of cancer is related to the degree of radiation exposure. The dose from diagnostic ct scans is not insignificant, but keep in mind that you would have to have several to increase your risk even slightly. A recent study showed that ct scans in children can increase the risk of cancer (brain and leukemia), but the overall effect is small, translating into one additional cancer among 10000. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How many x rays needed for each breast in a digital mammogram?I had 3 x-rays in the left breast and 2 in the right breast because 1xray was not clear.
Needs investigation: Although breast calcifications may not necessarily mean cancer, pleomorphic calcifications are suspicious. A biopsy should be done. Talk to your doctor. Pleomorphism means that something is of varying shape and characteristics. A non-cancerous or benign calcification will be read as "benign-appearing". Don't delay your biopsy. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Which one is more accurat mammogram or MRI to discover breast tumor in case of breast silicon implant ?
In complete assessment. Scattered fibroglandular elements in both breast that could obscure a lesion on mammography?
That is an: assessment of breast density, required to be included in the mammogram report in many states. It doesn't imply there is anything abnormal. The denser the breast, the less sensitive the mammogram is for detecting cancers. There are 4 density categories, A(least dense), B, C, and D(most dense). Yours would be considered a B by definition, therefore your breasts would not be considered "dense". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can male breast cancer reoccur in the thyroid after 8 years of mastectomy, radiotherapy and chemotherapy?
Less likely: The thyroid would be an unusual spot for breast cancer to spread. More common sites would be bone, liver, lung and brain. But with cancer, anything is possible. If there is a nodule on the thyroid the best thing to do would be an ultrasound guided biopsy if it looks concerning. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Side effect: Sounds like a radiation side effect. See your doctor for a complete history and exam. Good luck ...Read more
Could male breast cancer reoccur in the thyroid after eight years of mastectomy, radiotherapy and chemotherapy?
Usually not: Breast cancer that has come back in the lung usually requires chemotherapy. It depends on the type of breast cancer, how quickly it is growing, and whether there are multiple spots or just one spot. Breast cancer in the lung means microscopic cancer has spread through the body, so a whole-body treatment like chemo (or hormone-blocking therapy) is necessary for best results. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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