Excerpt from Breast Cancer? Breast Health!
By Susun S. Weed
Mammograms can't tell if there's cancer
Neither diagnostic nor screening mammograms detect cancer. Mammograms
can reveal areas of dense tissue in the breasts. These areas may be
cancer, or may be associated with cancer, or may be normal tissue, but
a mammogram can't tell.6 The only medically
accepted way to tell is to do a biopsy. Over 80 percent of the biopsies
done to follow up on a suspicious screening mammogram find no cancer.
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