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Mammogram: Mammograms are excellent for finding any abnormality in the breast, and thus are best as a screening test for cancer. Ultrasounds are most useful after finding an abnormality on mammogram or examination; we can then direct the ultrasound to the area in question to help determine if it is worthy of biopsy or observation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Situational: For screening: mammograms are the most valuable. For diagnosis (palpable mass, mammographic density): ultrasound can be very helpful. Mris are the most sensitive test for breast cancer, but their prohibitive cost makes this unaffordable for large-population screening. It is best used in high-risk patients, those with very dense breast tissue, and for evaluating the extent of a known breast cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mri showed no cancer but need to go for another mammogram and ultrasound in 6 months. Why? Doctors office wouldn't say why.
Follow up Testing: This is the standard of care in medicine. If something is too small to see on a scan and that something is suspicious enough then if it is an unwanted growth...Then growth very well may show up in other studies in a few months. This scanning on a schedule is the way medicine is often practiced. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I want to know what is the difference between mammogram and ultrasound when it comes to breast cancer detection?
Xrays vs ultrasound : Mammograms are images obtained by compressing the breast and exposing the breast tissue to x rays from several directions. Various findings on these x ray images could be a sign of cancer. Ultrasound images are obtained by sending high frequency sound waves into (breast) tissue and capturing reflected sound waves back. These are then used to generate an image. Breast cancer can often be detected. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Complementary: A mammogram is an excellent screening test, designed to find cancers before they are palpable. An ultrasound is best utilized for determining the severity of what was seen on mammography. Using the info from both studies, we can then decide if biopsy is necessary. Ultrasound is also a tool to supplement physical exams--it's like a stethoscope for breast surgeons. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound today. They found a hard mass behind my nipple. I was referred to the surgeon. Is it Cancer?
Mammogram shows macro calcifications,& bilateral axillary sub cm nodes. Ultrasound shows normal readings. Strong family history of bc &uterine cancer.
Tested for gene?: Have you been tested for the BRCA gene yet? Breast, ovarian and colon cancer are associated with that gene. Uterine cancer usually will show a thickness in the lining of the uterus (endometrium) on ultrasound or irregular bleeding. Keep seeing your MD for regular evaluations and good luck. ...Read more
See below: If you have a first degree relative (mother or sister) who was diagnosed at age <50 then take the age at diagnosis and subtract 10 years. So if your mother was diagnosed at age 46, you would start at age 36. Otherwise, all women should start annual screening mammograms at age 40. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The sonogram is a test that looks at body organs with no radiation. It uses sound waves and can give us a 2 dimensional view of organs such as the kidney, liver, heart, and lungs. It can define spaces that are either solid or full of fluid. I can also guide large needles into an organ or near the spine, and can help define the area being cut open. Its a ...Read more
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