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I had a mammography yesterday because of a lump in my breast and it was nothing. is a one time mammography dangerous or increase cancer risk? im 25

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
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In brief: There is a miniscule

theoretical risk, approximately 0.
006% over baseline. In other words, there is greater than a 99% chance it will have no effect. The risk is theoretical: there is no empirical proof that mammography increases cancer risk at all.

In brief: There is a miniscule

theoretical risk, approximately 0.
006% over baseline. In other words, there is greater than a 99% chance it will have no effect. The risk is theoretical: there is no empirical proof that mammography increases cancer risk at all.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Dr. Michael Gabor
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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Yes

Two reasons for not doing a mammogram under 35 is that young breast tissue is very dense and mammo frequently unable to visualize a lesion, The other reason is that breast tissue under 35 is very sensitive to X ray and repeated films in a young patient can increase incidence of breast cancer.
Under 35 one uses good palpation and sonography. If necessary in rare cases an MRI can be performed.

In brief: Yes

Two reasons for not doing a mammogram under 35 is that young breast tissue is very dense and mammo frequently unable to visualize a lesion, The other reason is that breast tissue under 35 is very sensitive to X ray and repeated films in a young patient can increase incidence of breast cancer.
Under 35 one uses good palpation and sonography. If necessary in rare cases an MRI can be performed.
Dr. Myron Arlen
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Dr. Darrin Cunningham
I definitely agree that repeated mammograms should be avoided and using other techniques for younger women definitely should be looked at first if possible.
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Low Risk

mammography today uses very low levels of radiation.
I would not worry at all about your mammogram causing cancer.

In brief: Low Risk

mammography today uses very low levels of radiation.
I would not worry at all about your mammogram causing cancer.
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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