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Breast Cancer

Mammogram

05/10/2010

Question:

Last week I had a mammogram. The doctor said I had a benign lymph node in my right breast. They told me to make another appt. in three months for another mammogram. I`m 57 years old. Do I need to worry for the next three months about these results? I don`t take any hormone pills. Thanks.

Answer:

You should not worry.  The standard when lesions are thought to be benign is that repeat imaging be performed in 3-6 months just to assure stability.

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Response by:

Doreen M Agnese, MD Doreen M Agnese, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery and Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University