Mammogram

An x-ray of the breast taken to detect and diagnose breast cancer is called mammogram. It is recommended that women over 40 years should get a mammogram done ones in 2 years. This test is ordered when the doctor feels a lump or detects any other sign of breast cancer.

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What is the confirmatory test done to detect breast cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother has a lump on her breast. She underwent a biopsy. In the biopsy report, it came as benign. Another test showed that she has stage 3 breast cancer (she has no symptoms) and the doctor advised us for a mastectomy. The doctor recommended us to do some tests such as blood count, br...  Read Full »


Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. The only way to confirm breast cancer is through a tissue biopsy. It is better to repeat a biopsy. There are other investigations like a mammogram, CT Scan and tumor markers, which can help to detect breast cancer.  Read Full »

What are the small clustered cystic areas seen in the left breast.

Query: Hello doctor, I have multiple small clustered cystic areas seen in the left breast.  Read Full »


Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Nothing to worry about. Multiple small clustered lesions are benign (non-cancerous) cystic lesions. But you should do a baseline bilateral mammogram screening also (if not done early) and enroll in a breast screening clinic and a follow up every six monthly or yearly as...  Read Full »

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