Re: Breast cancer scares?
I'm a mammographer/radiologist. This is my bread and butter. Roughly 10% of screening mamms are called back for additional views and/or ultrasound. Of that 10%, I'd say the vast majority end up being nothing or something benign like a cyst. Glad your experience turned out to be nothing. Women who are faithful obtaining their annual mamms will get their cancers caught the earliest and have the best outcomes with regards to longevity and quality of life. I'm in no way belittling breast cancer but it's not the horrible disease today it was 20-30 years ago. I tell my patients to find a facility they are comfortable with (preferably a dedicated breast and/or women's center), do self exams, and get annual physical/mammograms and that's the best thing you can do.
And by the way, ANY facility not doing digital mammography these days is a dinosaur and are truly short changing their patients by using their outdated exam.
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