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What does it mean when they call you back for another diagnostic mammogram?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
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In brief: Additional mammo

It means there is a possible abnormality present, but additional mammographic views are necessary to determine whether there is in fact an abnormality, or to better characterize an abnormality.
Many times the additional mammo views show that there is nothing to worry about.

In brief: Additional mammo

It means there is a possible abnormality present, but additional mammographic views are necessary to determine whether there is in fact an abnormality, or to better characterize an abnormality.
Many times the additional mammo views show that there is nothing to worry about.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Dr. Michael Gabor
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Several possibilitie

Being called back for a mammogram is due to concern for an abnormality that needs additional "views" to confirm its presence or determine that it is just a grouping of normal "shadows".
It does not indicate that a cancer is there, simply that further views are needed, either by mammogram, ultrasound, or both.

In brief: Several possibilitie

Being called back for a mammogram is due to concern for an abnormality that needs additional "views" to confirm its presence or determine that it is just a grouping of normal "shadows".
It does not indicate that a cancer is there, simply that further views are needed, either by mammogram, ultrasound, or both.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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