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New group /cluster of suspicious microcalifications upper outer quadrant middle depth linear -oriented in breast.Concerned ?Breast cancer?

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Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Need a biopsy

A mammogram is very good in picking up calcifications.
The appearance of new calcifications or a change from what was seen previously especially if the configuration is "pleomorphic" or different size and shapes can raise suspicion for cancer and should be followed by a biopsy. Some breast centers will perform an ultrasound to determine if there is a mass associated with the calcifications.

In brief: Need a biopsy

A mammogram is very good in picking up calcifications.
The appearance of new calcifications or a change from what was seen previously especially if the configuration is "pleomorphic" or different size and shapes can raise suspicion for cancer and should be followed by a biopsy. Some breast centers will perform an ultrasound to determine if there is a mass associated with the calcifications.
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Dr. John Rimmer
If the calcifications are new or suspicious in appearance then stereotactic biopsy is indicated to make a tissue diagnosis
Dr. John Rimmer
If the calcifications are new or suspicious in appearance then stereotactic biopsy is indicated to make a tissue diagnosis
Dr. Ly Phan
Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Concern

Any new microcalcification in breast should be treated with care.
Any question, then biopsy should be consider.

In brief: Concern

Any new microcalcification in breast should be treated with care.
Any question, then biopsy should be consider.
Dr. Ly Phan
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Dr. John Rimmer
Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Biopsy is indicated

If the calcifications are new or suspicious then stereotactic biopsy is indicated to make a tissue diagnosis.

In brief: Biopsy is indicated

If the calcifications are new or suspicious then stereotactic biopsy is indicated to make a tissue diagnosis.
Dr. John Rimmer
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Dr. John Rimmer
Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Stereotactic biopsy

If the calcifications are new or suspicious appearing then a stereotactic needle biopsy is indicated to make a tissue diagnosis.

In brief: Stereotactic biopsy

If the calcifications are new or suspicious appearing then a stereotactic needle biopsy is indicated to make a tissue diagnosis.
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Suspicious equals...

...Biopsy recommended.
Suspicious microcalcifications warrant tissue diagnosis via non-surgical biopsy to determine if they are cancerous. Thankfully, they are more often benign than malignant. Good luck.

In brief: Suspicious equals...

...Biopsy recommended.
Suspicious microcalcifications warrant tissue diagnosis via non-surgical biopsy to determine if they are cancerous. Thankfully, they are more often benign than malignant. Good luck.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly

Microcalcifications are most commonly seen with fibrocystic breast disease.
When found we always do a biopsy because there is about a 10 % chance it could be a breast cancer.

In brief: Possibly

Microcalcifications are most commonly seen with fibrocystic breast disease.
When found we always do a biopsy because there is about a 10 % chance it could be a breast cancer.
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