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Breast Cancer

Calcium Deposits in Breast

03/04/2010

Question:

I am 49 years old and have had calcium deposit in my left breast since I was 35 years old. In 2009, I had a cyst drained and the fluid was tested and found to be benign. I have a mammogram and/or an ultra sound done every six months. My question is - do I need to have a biopsy when there is no change in my breast? Thanks in advance for your answer!

Answer:

This is confusing. Why do you think you need a biopsy? Sometimes the mammogram, ultrasound or exams are concerning and a biopsy is needed.

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Response by:

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