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can breast cancer be detected with an ultrasound?

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anonymous

Learning About Breast Cancer almost 7 years
 
  • Laura Cornwell Profile
    anonymous
    Industry Provider
    Ultrasound can usually give doctors a better look at a mass than mammograms, but it is reserved for suspicious findings on physical exam or mammogram. Certain features on the ultrasound can increase or decrease the suspicion that a mass is cancerous. If an ultrasound comes out with suspicious findings, only a biopsy (or sample of the tissue) can truly confirm the presence of cancer.
    almost 7 years Flag
    • Cindy Thurman Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      My cancer was undetectable on mammogram. Only the ultrasound with temperature sensor noted area of extra warmth (increased cell generation) under cyst. Cyst almost formed a U over the cancerous growth. I will never again go for mammogram and...

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      My cancer was undetectable on mammogram. Only the ultrasound with temperature sensor noted area of extra warmth (increased cell generation) under cyst. Cyst almost formed a U over the cancerous growth. I will never again go for mammogram and will insist on ultrasound for detection if I again suspect cancer growth.

      about 6 years Flag
  • Karen Schroeder Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient
    In my case a cyst was clear, but my tumor was solid on the ultrasound. When the doctor said the mass was solid I just knew. Anyway that is one of the ways they can decide if a biopsy is needed or not.
    almost 7 years Comment Flag

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