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Breast Cancer

Mammogram

05/26/2011

Question:

I went for a mammogram and was sent for another. They told me they saw something. I had an ultra sound which showed nothing. Now they want to see me every 6 months for a year at least. Why?

Answer:

It really depends on what was seen on the mammogram. Sometimes minor abnormalities that are not likely to be cancer are just followed over time.

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Response by:

Paula  Silverman, MD Paula Silverman, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University