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My screening mammogram turned out to be negative, but my doctor says I need a breast exam. Why?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: They are

complementary examinations.
Both are important in a comprehensive breast health evaluation. A small percentage of breast cancers are found on physical examination and not seen on mammography.

In brief: They are

complementary examinations.
Both are important in a comprehensive breast health evaluation. A small percentage of breast cancers are found on physical examination and not seen on mammography.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Dr. Michael Gabor
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Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Breast exam

There are three basic components to breast care, breast self examination, clinical examination by physician and mammogram.
It is important for the patient to do self breast exam during her menses allowing her to learn how her breast tissue feels, this enables the patient to seek early exam by her doctor so the doctor can determine what imaging is indicated.

In brief: Breast exam

There are three basic components to breast care, breast self examination, clinical examination by physician and mammogram.
It is important for the patient to do self breast exam during her menses allowing her to learn how her breast tissue feels, this enables the patient to seek early exam by her doctor so the doctor can determine what imaging is indicated.
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
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Dr. Raj Syal
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: It helps

All breast testing such as exam, mammogram, ultrasound, MRI and even biopsy have advantages and limitations.
Mammograms can miss abnormalities found by an exam.

In brief: It helps

All breast testing such as exam, mammogram, ultrasound, MRI and even biopsy have advantages and limitations.
Mammograms can miss abnormalities found by an exam.
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal
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