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Breast Cancer

Breast calcification

03/11/2008

Question:

I just had my yearly mammogram on 2/8/2008 and was called to came in for a second due to a calcification found on my left breast. The radiologist suggested that I have a biopsy done. I would like to know if it is possible that I have cancer somewhere else that has possibly spread to my breast. The spot is close to my breast bone.

Answer:

There is up to an 80% chance that this is not cancer.  If it is cancer, it most likely started in your breast rather than spreading from elsewhere.   

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Response by:

Jean T Stevenson, MD, FACS Jean T Stevenson, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University