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im going for a mamogram today, and they said to expect to be there a hour because if the radiiologist think I need a sonogram after it will take more time, does needing a sonogram after mean cancer

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Learning About Breast Cancer over 4 years
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  • Betti A Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    No, it does not. Using U/S is another way of looking at something (in your case you say you have a lump). I used to do mammograms and a lump can have several different appearances, hence it sounds like they are being cautious which I'm sure you want them to be. Only a biopsy can tell if it's cancer or not.
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Nothing means cancer until the result from a biopsy come back positive.
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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    They can go all the way to a needle biopsy and is doesn't mean cancer. Mammogram and ultrasound are very, very, common. I can't count how many times I have had a mammogram and ultrasound and it wasn't until years later I was found to have cancer. It is much more common to have no cancer found! Odds are in your favor. Try NOT to read into this. I know it is difficult not to go to the dark side but keep a positive attitude... please. I can tell you, when I did find my lump and went to the radiologist.... she TOLD me, "Expect this to come back as being breast cancer." Sometimes they can tell but the mammogram and ultrasound. Keep us posted and take care, Sharon
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  • Leah Fortune Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 4 Patient
    No they want to see if they can see thru it. They won't know until you have a biopsy.
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  • Mimi Carroll Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    80 percent of time no it does not mean cancer.
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