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Can small breast women have breast cancer detected easier?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. David Masiello
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Not necessarily
It may be easier to palpate a lump in a small breast because there is less tissue, however, some brest cancers are only found on mamogram. I would not use the fact that u have small breasts to forgo getting screening mamograms.

In brief: Not necessarily
It may be easier to palpate a lump in a small breast because there is less tissue, however, some brest cancers are only found on mamogram. I would not use the fact that u have small breasts to forgo getting screening mamograms.
Dr. David Masiello
Dr. David Masiello
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Probably
Breast cancer detection by mammography depends on the differences in the tumor tissue and normal breast.
A small breast is more conducive to a better image, as long as it does not have excessive fibrous tissue.

In brief: Probably
Breast cancer detection by mammography depends on the differences in the tumor tissue and normal breast.
A small breast is more conducive to a better image, as long as it does not have excessive fibrous tissue.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
In brief: Probably not always.
Sometimes mammograms are harder to do in small women, and so a cancer may be harder to detect.
If breast tissue gets fibrosed, that may make it harder also.

In brief: Probably not always.
Sometimes mammograms are harder to do in small women, and so a cancer may be harder to detect.
If breast tissue gets fibrosed, that may make it harder also.
Dr. Joseph Woods
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