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Would metastatic cervical cancer in the breast appear the same as breast cancer on mammogram and ultrasound?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Lawrence Hochman
Radiation Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Perhaps

While it would be highly unlikely for cervix cancer to spread to the breast, if it did, plain mammography would likely not differentiate the two processes.

In brief: Perhaps

While it would be highly unlikely for cervix cancer to spread to the breast, if it did, plain mammography would likely not differentiate the two processes.
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
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Dr. Michael Sabel
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Hmmm

It would be unlikely that cervical cancer would metastasize to the breast.
While rare, metastasis to the breast have slightly different characteristics on mammogram and ultrasound from primary breast cancers, but they can look similar enough that a biopsy would be needed.

In brief: Hmmm

It would be unlikely that cervical cancer would metastasize to the breast.
While rare, metastasis to the breast have slightly different characteristics on mammogram and ultrasound from primary breast cancers, but they can look similar enough that a biopsy would be needed.
Dr. Michael Sabel
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