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Will breast cancer show on an xray?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
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In brief: Mammogram

Mammogram is type of xray study specifically performed to detect breast cancer.
Majority of cancers can be detected by this examination. Supplemental exams include ultrasound and mri.

In brief: Mammogram

Mammogram is type of xray study specifically performed to detect breast cancer.
Majority of cancers can be detected by this examination. Supplemental exams include ultrasound and mri.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: If you mean...

...A mammogram, which is a kind of x-ray, yes.
Mammos will detect a majority of breast cancers depending on the circumstances. If you mean a routine chest x-ray, usually no except in cases where it's very big or has spread to the lungs or bones.

In brief: If you mean...

...A mammogram, which is a kind of x-ray, yes.
Mammos will detect a majority of breast cancers depending on the circumstances. If you mean a routine chest x-ray, usually no except in cases where it's very big or has spread to the lungs or bones.
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
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