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Breast Cancer

My mammogram showed microcalcalcification

07/20/2009

Question:

Mamogram showed microcalcalcifications and am being sent for a breast biopsy by sterotactic. I am very concerned. The chances of it being cancer. I have loss 3 family members to cancer. Thank you for your help

Answer:

Many microcalcifications are benign, but the biopsy is necessary and should be done stereotactically when possible.

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Response by:

Paula  Silverman, MD Paula Silverman, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University